Tag Archive | Jesus Christ

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 […]

Christmas: A celebration of God’s love, God’s humility and God’s faithfulness

Homily for Christmas mass December 25 2012  What a night of joy it is! It is a joy to see so many   people here tonight making this night a truly special one for families and friends. It is a joy to see so many people of different nationalities here tonight coming to celebrate together the birthday […]

Humility and trust: motives for Christian discipleship

Homily for 25th Sunday in Ordinary time  year B 23 September 2012 Last week and this week, the gospels being read from St Mark tell us of the real essence or the nature of discipleship– of our following Jesus. Last week Jesus told us that to follow him means three things: to renounce ourselves, to take […]

Being true to ourselves: Key to genuine discipleship

Homily for 24th Sunday in Year B Ordinary time 2012 Friends, I might have mentioned this already in my previous homilies, but it is worth repeating. When I entered the seminary almost 12 years ago, I wasn’t really sure what my motives were. All I can remember is that I was wanting to become a […]

When Jesus touches, he makes it very personal

  Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary time year B 2012 Yesterday I had the chance to be part of the great and historic event in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Archbishop Denis Hart ordained eight new priests for the Church. Yet  what made it historic was the ordination into the Catholic priesthood for the first time […]

What does it take to give up everything for Christ?

Homily for Youth Mass (Bendigo, Australia) Giving up everything for Christ Four years ago, a young man made an international headline because of his surprising move to give up his very promising career and entered the seminary to become a Catholic priest. Chase Hilgenbrinck, a very promising soccer-player who made it to the Major League […]

Easter: The Proof that God chooses the best for us

Homily for Easter Sunday 2012 A woman in her mid-50’s boarded a plane. But when she got to her assigned seat, she immediately burst out saying she didn’t like her assigned seat. She didn’t like it because beside her was a ‘black’ man sitting. ‘I can’t seat here beside this ‘vermin’ she said loudly. She […]