Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Homily: Christmas 2018


The the birth of Christ is God’s deepest intention to love.  Jesus is the ‘yes’ to God’s love – reminding us that God is already here and now…always ready to be with us in our becoming something new. Christmas is a time for us to move out of darkness...by beginning to see with a new set of eyes the glory of the God that shines around us.

May your days be filled with the blessing of the Christ Child and your New Year filled with awe and wonder!


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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Homily: 4th Sunday of Advent 2018



In just two days we will celebrate the birth of Mary’s child – Jesus, the Son of God, the son of Mary – born fully human and fully divine.  And our finest Christmas present is something that we already have, independent of who we are, what we have done or what we have failed to do.  What is it?  Check it out.

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Homily: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time


This weekend we celebrated the 33rd and final Sunday in Ordinary Time and over the past year Mark’s Gospel has given us the necessary waypoints for our spiritual journey.  And it is these signposts which tell us how we need to see differently and thus leading us to change the way we live.

But what does that new sight look like for us? What changes are being asked of us? And where do we begin?  Perhaps another look at the story of Bartimaeus together with the wisdom from Fr. Greg Boyle may lift the blinders that we wear and open our eyes to seeing in a whole new way!

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Homily: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time



Isn’t part of life all about gaining wealth – about one’s net worth – being successful and living the dream?  Matter of fact this is so ingrained into our psyche that we can easily and erroneously transfer this ideal to our spirituality – just as the rich young man did in the Gospel story this weekend when he asked, “What do I need to do to inherit eternal life?”
The challenge we all face is that two millennia later this Gospel reminds us that that is the wrong question!

What is the right question and how do we answer it?  Click below and check it out…

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Homily: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Today’s Gospel may be one of the earliest instances recorded in the Bible of clericalism, for we hear the disciples arguing as to who, among themselves, is the greatest. The second reading warns - “where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every foul practice.

Interesting timing for these readings as the Church continues to deal with the fallout from the recent report from the Attorney’s General’s office in Pennsylvania...as well as the public uncovering of some 40 years of abuse by Cardinal McCarrick, known for decades within the Church leadership and left unchecked.

What can we do? The answer Jesus gives us today is focused around – a child. Why a child and what are we called to do?

Check it all out….

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