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I, too, must forgive

In this beautiful homily for 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly reminds us to forgive those who hurt us, as Jesus asked his Father to do, for they know not what they do. Readings for Mass First Reading: Sirach 27:30–28:7 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12 Second Reading: Romans 14:7-9 Gospel:…

Reach Out!

In this beautiful homily for 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly reminds us that the Messiah is not only in heaven calling us all to eternal life, he is down on the earth trying to teach us how to change this world. Readings for Mass First Reading: Ezekiel 33:7-9 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms…

Suffering

In his homily for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly tells two stories about the theme of today’s Mass: that Jesus, in grief, confronts life’s pain and life’s suffering. It’s all about the mystery of suffering.. Readings for Mass First Reading: Jeremiah 20:7-9 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 Second Reading:…

Father’s Birthday

For Father Hanly’s birthday, on 29th August 2017 (this coming Tuesday), the regular scheduled Masses (7.45am and 6pm) at St Joseph’s Church in Garden Road, will be offered for Father Hanly. All are welcome to attend. Those unable to attend are asked to give thanks for and pray for Father instead.

A New Order

In this beautiful homily for 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly looks at how Jesus, standing in the shadow of the great god Pan and the whole pagan world, establishes a new order, with a community of men and women who are one with Jesus. Readings for Mass First Reading: Isaiah 22:15,…

God’s Love Is For Everybody

In this beautiful homily for 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly helps us understand that it no longer matters to Jesus which group you have come from, the only things that matter to him are your faith and your love. Readings for Mass First Reading: Isaiah 56:1, 6-7 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 67:2-3,…

“Do Not Be Afraid”

In this beautiful homily for 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly says Matthew is telling us the story of our own lives, because we, too, very often, are driven by fear and doubt, and he wants us to know that in these times of terrible storm, terrible difficulty, fear, this is the time…

A Sacred Banquet

In this beautiful homily for 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly helps us understand the meaning and importance of the miracle of the loaves and the fishes. Readings for Mass First Reading: Isaiah 55:1-3 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 145:8-9, 15-16, 17-18 Second Reading: Romans 8:35, 37-39 Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21 Recording of Homily Transcript…

Hidden Treasure

In this beautiful homily for 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly looks at the parable of the man who stumbles upon hidden treasure. Readings for Mass First Reading: First Kings 3:5, 7-12 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130 Second Reading: Romans 8:28-30 Gospel: Matthew 13:44-52 or 13:44-46 Recording of Homily…

Good Guys and Bad Guys?

In this beautiful homily for 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly cautions us not to look at The Parable of the Weeds Among the Wheat in too simplistic a way. Readings for Mass First Reading: Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16 Second Reading: Romans 8:26-27 Gospel: Matthew 13:24-43 or…

The Prodigal Sower

In this beautiful homily for 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly looks at parables in general and then he gives us a glimpse into the many layers of the Parable of the Sower. Readings for Mass First Reading: Isaiah 55:10-11 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 65:10, 11, 12-13, 14 Second Reading: Romans 8:18-23 Gospel:…

Be A Giver And Not A Taker

In this beautiful homily for 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly shows us why we must learn from Jesus and become givers, not takers. Readings for Mass First Reading: Zechariah 9:9-10 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14 Second Reading: Romans 8:9, 11-13 Gospel: Matthew 11:25-30 Recording of Homily Transcript of Homily…