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Homily and Newsletter, Easter Break 2021

Homily and Newsletter, Easter Break 2021

Easter is the greatest celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. It is the beginning and the cornerstone of Christianity.
“For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:56

Homily and Newsletter, 28 March, 2021

Homily and Newsletter, 28 March, 2021

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the climax of Jesus’ mission. Today we see him enter Jerusalem on a donkey, as the cheering crowd joyfully proclaims ‘Hosanna’, waving palm branches.

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Week Schedule

“In spite of all this, he still choose to do the will of the Father, trusting in the strange and wonderful plan of God.”

Homily and Newsletter, 21 March, 2021

Homily and Newsletter, 21 March, 2021

God’s love for humanity is proclaimed throughout the liturgy this Sunday. The readings shed light on our story of salvation, and reflect the depth of eternal love that God expresses for all people.

Homily and Newsletter, 14 March, 2021

Homily and Newsletter, 14 March, 2021

God’s love for humanity is proclaimed throughout the liturgy this Sunday. The readings shed light on our story of salvation, and reflect the depth of eternal love that God expresses for all people.

Homily and Newsletter, 7 March, 2021

Homily and Newsletter, 7 March, 2021

Today, we dedicate ourselves anew to keeping God’s commandments, as we celebrate the mystery of God’s love for us, shown through the wisdom and power of Christ.

Homily and Newsletter, 28th February, 2021

Homily and Newsletter, 28th February, 2021

Trust in the Lord is the theme that links all this week’s readings. As we continue our Lenten journey, we are reminded of the extent of the Lord’s love and generosity – if we but listen to his voice and place our trust in him.

Homily and Newsletter, 21st February, 2021

Homily and Newsletter, 21st February, 2021

Lent – a new liturgical season, and an opportunity to start again. We can give thanks to God for giving us this season of grace. Lent is closely associated with God’s Covenant and with baptism, and the readings this Sunday strongly underline this.

Homily and newsletter – 7 February 2021

Homily and newsletter – 7 February 2021

This Sunday, the readings encourage us to look more deeply into the experience of human suffering. It is only through Christ that our pain and despair can and will be transformed. Just like the people in today’s Gospel, we are all longing for Christ.

Homily and newsletter – 31 January 2021

Homily and newsletter – 31 January 2021

As we live through these days of pandemic, we may be comforted by the words of the Psalmist, who encourages us to listen to the Lord’s voice and not to grumble as the Israelites did at Massah and Meribah in the desert.

Homily and newsletter – 24 January 2021

Homily and newsletter – 24 January 2021

In the weeks following Christmas, we have been invited to reflect on Jesus’s call, beginning with him being drawn out of the waters of baptism and into his missionary life. This week (in Mark’s Gospel) we see the fishermen – Peter, Andrew, James and John – respond immediately to that same call. They are drawn from the waters by Jesus to become fishers of people.

Homily and newsletter – 10 January 2021

Homily and newsletter – 10 January 2021

On this Sunday we reflect on the Baptism of our Lord. During the baptism there was a clear revelation and affirmation of the divine Sonship of Jesus by God the Father and the Holy Spirit. Every follower of Christ grows in to divine sonship by a conscious and con-stant transformation in and through the Holy Spirit.

Homily and newsletter – 13 December 2020

Homily and newsletter – 13 December 2020

As we draw near to Christmas, the readings for this ‘Gaudete’ Sunday are full of rejoicing. We light a pink Advent candle to focus our attention on that spirit of joy.

Homily and newsletter – 6 December 2020

Homily and newsletter – 6 December 2020

The call to repentance lies at the heart of the Advent season. Like the people in today’s readings, we, too, are called to a change of heart, as we long for a better world where injustice will cease.

Homily and newsletter – 29 November 2020

Homily and newsletter – 29 November 2020

As we begin another liturgical year, we focus on the coming of Christ. We wait for his coming in our own lives; we wait for his coming at Christmas; and we await his second coming.

Homily and newsletter – 22 November 2020

Homily and newsletter – 22 November 2020

Today’s solemnity of Christ the King ends the Church’s liturgical year on a high point. Perhaps, after the year we have had, we need, more than ever, to savour the full title of this feast: ‘Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe’.