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The Bread That Gives Life

In this beautiful homily for Corpus Christi, Year A, Father Hanly helps us understand the meaning and importance of the Living Bread. Readings for Mass First Reading: Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14-16 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 Second Reading: First Corinthians 10:16-17 Gospel: John 6:51-58 Recording of Homily Transcript of Homily Today’s homily will be in…

A God of Relationship

In this beautiful homily for The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Year A, Father Hanly looks more closely at the great mystery of the Holy Trinity. Readings for Mass First Reading: Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9 Responsorial Psalm: Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56 Second Reading: Second Corinthians 13:11-13 Gospel: John 3:16-18 Recording of Homily Transcript…

Sent!

In his homily for Pentecost, Year A, Father Hanly talks to the young people who are about to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and be sent out into the world to proclaim the Good News. Readings for Mass First Reading: Acts 2:1-11 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 Second Reading: First Corinthians 12:3-7,…

Spread the Word!

In this beautiful homily for The Ascension of the Lord, Year A, Father Hanly looks at our doubts and feelings of inadequacy and then reminds us the salvation of the world is now in our hands. Readings for Mass First Reading: Acts 1:1-11 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 Second Reading: Ephesians 1:17-23 Gospel: Matthew…

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:…