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…

“Come, Follow Me!”

We do not have a homily for 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, so this week we worked on and uploaded a transcript for 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. To listen to or read the transcript of Fr Hanly’s homily for 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, please click  “Come, Follow…

The Baptism of the Lord

We do not have a homily for 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, so this week we worked on and uploaded a transcript for the Baptism of the Lord, Year B, instead. To listen to or read the transcript of Fr Hanly’s homily for The Baptism of the Lord, Year B, please click “The…

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…