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JUl 4, 2021 - 14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

14th  Sunday (B)  (B.V. brothers)

In the first 6 Chapters of his Gospel, St. Mark describes Christ's activity in Galilee. He presents Christ as a Gifted Preacher & a Miracle Worker. The initial reaction to Christ's preaching and mighty deeds was amazement. The people were amazed at his wisdom & miraculous powers. 

There is also another theme running through the Galilean mission -- Christ was rejected by the vast majority of his own people. In the words of St. John: "He came unto his own and his own received him not". (Jn. ... Read More »

JUN 27, 2021 - 13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

13th. SUNDAY (B) (alms 1)    The early Israelites did not have a very clear notion of life after death. They believed that the dead went to a shadowy underworld known as Sheol. Sheol  -- the abode of the dead -- was a place neither of punishment or  reward. They believed that their God was a God of the living, not of the dead. Other nations might venerate the ... Read More »

JUN 20, 2021 - 12TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

12th. SUNDAY (B)  (storm 3)

Today's 1st Reading is taken from the Book of Job. (Job 38:1, 8-11). 

How many of you have read it? -- I thought so!! 

The Book of Job is the earliest attempt in the Bible to address the problem of suffering & misfortune in ... Read More »

JUN 13, 2021 - 11TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

11th.  SUNDAY B  (mustard.doc)      At the time that the Prophet Ezekiel was writing, the people of Israel were in captivity in Babylon. Like every other people, who are in bondage, they were inclined to despair & turn against God. Throughout his writings, Ezekiel tries to console them with the ... Read More »

JUN 6, 2021

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

THE BLESSED EUCHARIST (HC Lectures)

Some years ago, one of my nieces made her First Holy Communion. Wanting to find out what kids nowadays believe, I asked her what she had been taught about the Blessed Eucharist.  

She told me that the Blessed Eucharist symbolizes Christ's presence among us. When I told her ... Read More »

MAY 30, 2021 - TRINITY SUNDAY

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

TRINITY SUNDAY  (Triune 3) 

Today we re-affirm our belief in one of the most fundamental truths of our faith -- God is a community of 3 Persons -- the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. In the words of the Athanasian Creed, we believe that "the Father is ... Read More »

MAY 23, 2021 - PENTECOST

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

PENTECOST SUNDAY – Acts 2:1-11(Spirit ) St. Luke describes, in vivid terms, the coming of the Holy Spirit & the effects which His coming had on the Apostles. Before the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Apostles were scared and hid themselves. Now, empowered by the Holy Spirit, they ... Read More »

MAY 16, 2021- THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

CHRIST'S ASCENSION (ascent 2) 

I've always found it difficult to preach on the Feast of the Ascension. Easter is fading into our memories and we are beginning our preparations for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Also, there are 3-4 different accounts of Christ's Ascension in the New Testament. 

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MAY 9, 2021 - 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

6th. EASTER (B) (Homilies 2 letters)

The 1st. Reading (Acts 10:25ff) tells of the conversion of Cornelius and his family. Cornelius And his family were the 1st Gentiles to be baptized & accepted into the young Church, St. Peter had to have a special revelation from Heaven, before he ... Read More »

MAY 2, 2021 - 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

FIFTH EASTER  (B)   There were 3 momentous events in the Early Church:    1. The conversion of Cornelius and his family.   2. The conversion of St. Paul  3. And the Council of Jerusalem.    These 3 events have had a tremendous influence, not only on the Early Church, but also on ... Read More »