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Sunday Homily

Sunday Homily

FEB 28TH, 2021 - 2ND SUNDAY OF LENT

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

2nd. SUNDAY OF LENT (B)  (lent2. 2)  The history of our salvation begins with the call of Abraham.   In Genesis 12, God calls Abraham from his homeland in Mesapotamia & promises to make him into a great nation.   God promises Abraham that his descendants will be as numerous as the stars in ... Read More »

FEB 21ST, 2021 - 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

1st. Sunday of Lent  (Lent1. 2)    Last Wednesday, we started off Lent with the placing of ashes on our foreheads. We use ashes to remind us that we come from dust and that we will eventually return to dust. God is the Potter. We are the clay – we are the work ... Read More »

FEB 14TH, 2021 - 6TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

6th. SUNDAY (B)(glory 3)

           Two of today's Readings are concerned with leprosy.  The 1st Reading describes the expected behaviour of a leper. He is to live apart from family and community and, when he sees anyone approaching, he is to cry out:  "Unclean, unclean".  In the Gospel a ... Read More »

FEB 7TH, 2021 - 5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

5th. SUNDAY (B)

(suffer 1)

Today's 1st Reading is taken from the Book of Job. The Book of Job  is the earliest attempt in the Bible to address the problem of innocent suffering.

Job was a mythical figure in the Old Testament who kept all God's Commandments: laws and ... Read More »

JAN 31, 2021 - 4TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

4th. SUNDAY (B) 

(prophet 2) 

 

Throughout history, we've always had prophets, specially chosen by God, to lead his people in exceptional times. 

For some people, a prophet is one who foretells the future. But, in Sacred Scripture, a prophet is one who discerns the signs of the times and who, ... Read More »

JAN 24, 2021 - 3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

3 rd . SUNDAY (B)(marvoc 1)

Today's 1st reading is taken from the Book of Jonah. The Book of Jonah was written sometime after the Israelis returned from exile, probably in the 5th. c. B.C. The Book is about Jonah, a reluctant Prophet. God told him to go to ... Read More »

JAN 3, 2021- FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY 

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY 

(epiphany 2) 

In this morniong'sist. Reading the Prophet Isaiah is looking forward to a future age. (Is. 60:1-6). He is looking forward to the time, when the light of the Lord will shine upon the New Jerusalem. When 

the light of the Lord shines upon ... Read More »

JAN 1, 2021

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

MARY, MOTHER OF GOD (January 1st.) 

A week ago, our attention was focused on the Child Jesus -- recalling & celebrating his birthday. Last weekend, our attention was focused on the Holy Family. Our attention was focused on the family made up of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. 

Today, our ... Read More »

DEC 2020, CHRISTMAS

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

CHRISTMAS DAY 

During the last 4 weeks, we have been preparing, in joyful anticipation of the birthday our Saviour. We have been preparing to receive Christ more fully into our hearts and into our homes. 

Tonight, our period of preparation gives way to joy & happiness. Tonight, with joy ... Read More »

DEC 20, 2020 - 4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

ADVENT  (4th. B)   (Annunciation BV)    During the  Advent and the Christmas Season, the Infant Jesus is the center and focus of our attention. The spotlight is on Him, as it were. We spend the season of Advent  joyfully preparing & looking forward to His birthday. Then, on Christmas day, we joyfully celebrate the ... Read More »