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…

Transfigured by the Love of God

Father Hanly’s homily for 2nd Sunday of Lent, Year A, was delivered following the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011. Readings for Mass First Reading: Genesis 12:1-4 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22 Second Reading: Second Timothy 1:8-10 Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9 Recording of Homily Transcript of Homily (Tiny bit at beginning missing, but…

Lent – An Invitation to Joy

In this beautiful homily for 1st Sunday of Lent, Year A, Father Hanly takes a deeper look at Lent and the reasons behind the three works of Lent. For example, he says fasting “is to make people who have, realise and become one with, people who do not have.” Readings for Mass First Reading: Genesis 2:7-9,…

The Monk and The Lion

In this beautiful homily for 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly looks at this week’s wonderful readings and helps us really understand them.  Readings for Mass First Reading: Isaiah 49:14-15 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 62:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 Second Reading: First Corinthians 4:1-5 Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34 Recording of Homily Transcript of Homily These are…

Love Your Enemies

In this beautiful homily for 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly tells us why we must love our enemies.  Readings for Mass First Reading: Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13 Second Reading: First Corinthians 3:16-23 Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48 Recording of Homily Transcript of Homily The subject of…

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You are the Light of the World!

In this beautiful homily for 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly tells us that we are now the light of the world, bringing light to where there was darkness.  Readings for Mass First Reading: Sirach 15:15-20 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34 Second Reading: First Corinthians 2:6-10 Gospel: Matthew 5:17-37 or…