Archive | June 24, 2012

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Holiness, Humility and Heartfelt dedication to his mission

St John the Baptist‘s prophetic way Homily for the Solemnity of the Birth of St John the Baptist  About two weeks ago, I received a phone call from a certain oncologist from Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne. She was looking for a priest to baptize a dying baby. Before ringing our parish, she had apparently rang […]

Birth of John the Baptist 2012

The Church offers us two sets of readings for this feast – one for the vigil, and one for the day itself. I have decided this year to use those prescribed for the vigil simply because they are less familiar to us than the others. In particular you will notice that the gospel stops short […]