Tag Archive | Eucharist

Spiritual preparation for Christ’s coming

Homily for 1st Sunday of Advent 2013 (Year A) The other day, one of my best friends, whom I haven’t seen for almost a year now, called in to Bendigo from South Australia.  He didn’t tell me beforehand that he’s coming because he wanted to pay me a surprise visit. It would have been a […]

The Resurrection: The light at the end of the tunnel

Homily for 32nd Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 Last month some parts of the Philippines had been hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. It caused damages in homes,centuries-old churches and other infrastructures. And just the other day, these same people more or less had to face another blow. The strongest typhoon in the […]

Zacchaeus- the tax-collector teaches us a lesson

Homily for 31st Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 ‘No one who meets Jesus ever stays the same’, says Philip Yancey, an American Christian writer in his Book ‘The Jesus I Never Knew.’  Yancey continues: ‘Jesus has rocked my own preconceptions and has made me ask hard questions about why those of us who […]

Experiencing the presence of the Risen Lord

Homily  for 3rd Sunday of Easter year C 2013 Wow! Time is really moving fast. It seems like Easter Sunday was only last Sunday, but we are now on the third Sunday of Easter. I hope that we are still in the Easter mood. I mean I hope we are taking each Sunday or each […]

Doing whatever Jesus tells us to do: Only possible if we always listen to him

Homily for 2nd Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 On the 16th of October 2002, the late Pope John Paul II issued an Apostolic Letter on the Most Holy Rosary of the Virgin Mary. In it the Pope declared that another set of the five decades is to be added on to the traditional […]

Prayer, Eucharist, and Friendship: Key to loving God and our neighbours

Homily for 31st Sunday in Ordinary time  year B 2012 Many of us might have heard of the extraordinary story of a Vietnamese Archbishop named Cardinal François Nguyen Van Thuan who was imprisoned by the communist government in Vietnam just three months after he was appointed coadjutor Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh (Saigon). He then […]

Eucharist: Nourishment for life

Sunday XX B 2012 For the past few weeks I have been insisting on the frequent use by rabbis of ‘bread’ as an image or metaphor for knowledge of God, which is true wisdom. The same thinking underlies today’s first reading from the book of Proverbs. Wisdom has built herself a house […] she has […]