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First Holy Communion

In this beautiful homily for 6th Sunday of Easter, Year A, Father Hanly talks to the children who are about to receive their First Holy Communion. Readings for Mass First Reading: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20 Second Reading: First Peter 3:15-18 Gospel: John 14:15-21 Recording of Homily Transcript of…

Going Home

In this beautiful homily for 5th Sunday of Easter, Year A, Father Hanly examines Jesus’ message to his disciples on the eve of his death. Readings for Mass First Reading: Acts 6:1-7 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19 Second Reading: First Peter 2:4-9 Gospel: John 14:1-12 Recording of Homily Transcript of Homily This is the…

The Good Shepherd

In this beautiful homily for 4th Sunday of Easter, Year A, Father Hanly looks at the importance of the Good Shepherd. Readings for Mass First Reading: Acts 2:14, 36-41 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6 Second Reading: First Peter 2:20-25 Gospel: John 10:1-10 Recording of Homily Transcript of Homily We’re so familiar with the…

Stranger At Our Side

For 3rd Sunday of Easter, Year A, Father Hanly offers a reflection on this lovely gospel, and he ends with a blessing for all mothers on Mother’s Day. Readings for Mass First Reading: Acts 2:14, 22-28 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 Second Reading: First Peter 1:17-21 Gospel: Luke 24:13-35 Recording of Gospel…

Saint John Paul II

In this lovely homily for the 2nd Sunday of Easter, Year A, Father Hanly talks about the beatification of Pope John Paul II. It was delivered on 1st May 2011, the day of his beatification. Readings for Mass First Reading: Acts 2:42-47 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 Second Reading: First Peter 1:3-9 Gospel: John 20:19-31…

Through Death Into New Life

In this beautiful homily for Easter Sunday, Year A, Father Hanly explains that Jesus passes through death not alone but with us, every last one of us. Father then looks at what this means for us. Readings for Mass First Reading: Acts 10:34, 37-43 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 Second Reading: Colossians 3:1-4, or First Corinthians…

Where Is Jesus?

In this beautiful homily for Holy Saturday at the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter, Year A, Father Hanly invites us to pause and marvel at the fact that Jesus rose from the dead to stay with us and walk with us on our way. Readings for Vigil Mass for Easter Sunday First Reading:…

Good Friday

For Good Friday, Year A, Father Hanly offers us a very short but perfect commentary. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion First Reading: Isaiah 52:13–53:12 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 Second Reading: Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 Gospel: John 18:1–19:42 Recording of Homily Transcript of Homily God so loved the world that He gave…

The Hour Has Come

In this beautiful homily for Holy Thursday, Year A, Father Hanly helps us understand the Last Supper and what “the hour has come” actually means. Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper First Reading: Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18 Second Reading: First Corinthians 11:23-26 Gospel: John 13:1-15 Recording of Homily Transcript of…

“Master, The One You Love Is Ill”

In this wonderful homily for 5th Sunday of Lent, Year A, Father Hanly explains that the key to understanding the gospel about the raising of Lazarus can be found in the words “Master, the one you love is ill.” Readings for Mass First Reading: Ezekiel 37:12-14 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 Second Reading:…

Blind That I Might See

In this lovely homily for 4th Sunday of Lent, Year A, Father Hanly looks at the story of the man who was blind from birth, and then he tells the story of Florette. Readings for Mass First Reading: First Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6 Second Reading: Ephesians 5:8-14 Gospel:…

Thirst For More Than Water

In this really beautiful homily for 3rd Sunday of Lent, Year A, Father Hanly gives us a real feeling for what happened between Jesus and the Samaritan woman. Readings for Mass First Reading: Exodus 17:3-7 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 Second Reading: Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 Gospel: John 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19-26, 39, 40-42 Recording…