Tag Archive | Church

When Jesus ‘falls’ in love

Homily for 5th Sunday of Easter year C 2013 I went to a retreat in the last couple of days with 30 others young adults, all leaders for the Victorian World Youth Day pilgrims in Millgrove. During the first night we had this activity called ‘getting to know you.’ We are asked questions that speak […]

Let go and let God

Homily for 28th Sunday in Ordinary time  year B 2012 Many of us would have heard so much publicity of the Church especially in our time. Though there is no doubt that the Church has done so much good in and for the world over the centuries,  there have been instances as well that the […]

To Whom shall we go?

Homily for Sunday XXI B 2012 I will begin tonight by saying something about the passage we’ve just heard from the letter to the Ephesians. At first hearing you might think the apostle Paul is trying to keep women in their place, but it is not that at all. It is an extended metaphor about […]

Pentecost: Empowering the Church

 Pentecost B 2012 We might say that the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples liberated them from their fear and transformed them into apostles, men with a mission. Not for nothing do we say that this feast marks the birthday of the Church. Let’s look more closely at what today’s readings tell us. […]