Homily Resources Archive

17Sep 17 September, 2020. Thursday of Week 24

17 September, 2020. Thursday of Week 24

September 17th, 2020

Jesus spoke sternly to the proud and the self-righteous, but was gentle with the humble and repentant. He says that while our heavenly Father is ever loving, a forgiving spirit is also required in us.

16Sep 16 September, 2020. Wednesday of Week 24

16 September, 2020. Wednesday of Week 24

September 16th, 2020

The music of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus is not a doleful dirge. It is joyful music about God's grace and favour to towards all who are open to receive it...

15Sep 15 September, 2020. Our Lady of Sorrows

15 September, 2020. Our Lady of Sorrows

September 15th, 2020


As she watched Jesus die, Mary's heart was broken. Long before, old Simeon had linked Jesus' suffering with that of his mother: 'a sword will pierce your own soul too.' When our own troubles are hard to bear, we can look to Our Lady of Sorrows as our inspiration and our help.

14Sep 14 September 14, 2020. The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

14 September 14, 2020. The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

September 14th, 2020


In their Exodus journey through the Sinai desert there was a plague of fiery serpents, from whose venemous bite many people died. Then at God's command Moses made a bronze statue of a serpent and mounted it on a pole, as a pledge of recovery. Jesus applies this episode to himself

13Sep 13 September, 2020. 24th Sunday, Year A

13 September, 2020. 24th Sunday, Year A

September 13th, 2020


We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves. Whatever we do influences each other, either for good or ill. And if we are hurt, we cannot fully forgive without remembering our own forgiveness from God.

12Sep 12 September, 2020. Saturday of Week 23

12 September, 2020. Saturday of Week 23

September 12th, 2020


Jesus offers himself as the foundation for our faith. Listening to him, we build our spiritual lives on rock, able to cope with the storms of life. We need to constantly hear his call, and build our lives on him.

11Sep 11 September, 2020. Friday of Week 23

11 September, 2020. Friday of Week 23

September 11th, 2020


Jesus gives the comic scenario of someone trying to take a splinter out of a neighbour's eye while oblivious of the larger hazard in his own eye. The image warns us be aware of our own defects before judging others. God, who sees clearly into every heart, is compassionate to all, even the ungrateful and the wicked. We need to take our lead from our Heavenly Father.

10Sep 10 September, 2020. Thursday of Week 23

10 September, 2020. Thursday of Week 23

September 10th, 2020


People in a position to give to others generally expect some kind of reward in return. Our giving seems to put them in our debt, and we struggle to be selfless or anonymous in our giving. Jesus proposes a more selfless approach; we should try to follow the example of our Heavenly Father.

09Sep 09 September, 2020. Wednesday of Week 23

09 September, 2020. Wednesday of Week 23

September 9th, 2020


Isn't it true that we often seek God more earnestly when our need is greater, whether in our individual or communal need. We come before the Lord in our poverty, our hunger, our sadness because it is above all in those times that we realize that we are not self-sufficient. In Luke's gospel, from which our reading is taken, as Jesus hung from the cross one of the criminals alongside him said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." To this hopeless man Jesus said, "today, you will be with me in paradise." It is when we are at our weakest that grace is at its strongest.

08Sep 08 September, 2020. The Nativity of Our Lady

08 September, 2020. The Nativity of Our Lady

September 8th, 2020


Next to Jesus, Mary is the most central person for the faith life of many Christians, and it is only fitting that the church remembers her birthday.




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