Posts Categorized: Sermons

February 22, 2017 (Chair of St Peter)

You are Peter Dear friends in Christ, the visible head of the Church and the representative of Christ among us today, is the Holy Father, Pope Francis. The seat which he occupies, is one that comes from Christ himself, when he handed the keys to Peter, who became the first head of the church after… Read more

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord!

  Malachi 3:1-4  Psalms 24:7, 8, 9, 10  Hebrews 2:14-18  Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22-32 The Church’s title for this feast is the Presentation of the Lord. We might prefer to say “the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple,” because it is about the very human baby Jesus. But the liturgical title really catches best the… Read more

Memorial of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr

Revelation 14:14-19 Psalms 96:10, 11-12, 13 Luke 21:5-1 Luke’s gospel today offers an invitation for us to find peace through the words of Jesus. Jesus invites his followers to not be terrified by the challenges and fearful happenings of the world. He explains to them that they should not allow fear to become a driving… Read more

Feast of Saint Luke, Evangelist

2 Timothy 4:10-17b Psalms 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18 Luke 10:1-9 How do we respond when the world seems to be crashing in on us – when there is no justice and no apparent solution – when those we love are in pain or, worst yet, abandon us – when sickness overtakes us?    It is so much… Read more

Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi!

Galatians 1:13-24 Pslam 139:1b-3, 13-14ab, 14c-15 Luke 10:38-42 It may seem strange that today’s readings “ignore” Francis of Assisi, whose memorial we celebrate, yet the lessons offered us in the gospel reading do find an echo in the memorial. Martha shows in her life a gradually growing friendship with Jesus from the time the two… Read more