Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

Homily notes: 4th Sunday of Easter Year C

30 April 2022 EH

Those most vulnerable are those whose shepherds are not strong but the Christian community need have no fear in this regard. Their Shepherd is strong with the strength of God.

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Homily notes: 2nd Sunday of Easter Year C

8 April 2022 EH

As the Father sent Jesus into the world so he now sends the disciples, to be in their turn and through their mutual love for one another, the embodiment of that same divine love.

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Homily notes: Easter Sunday, Year C

8 April 2022 EH

The ‘disciple whom Jesus loved’, who enters the empty tomb of Jesus and believes, is the representative for all of us – believers of subsequent generations.

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Homily notes: Third Sunday of Lent Year C

11 March 2022 EH

The essential task of a prophet in the biblical tradition is to summon people to conversion.

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Homily notes: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

30 January 2022 EH

It is when Jesus challenges Peter in his own expertise – catching fish ­– that Peter becomes aware of the presence and power of God. Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 6 February 2022

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Homily notes: Christmas-New Year Year C, 2021-2022

17 December 2021 EH

The marginal situation of Jesus’ birth renders it accessible to those particularly on the margins of society themselves. Homily notes for Christmas Day and the Feast of the Epiphany (2 January).

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Homily notes: 2nd Sunday of Advent Year C

26 November 2021 EH

The hope that we as Christians cherish for the second coming of the Lord means that we can rightly identify with those in Israel who were the first to hear John’s announcement of salvation. Second Sunday of Advent Year C, 5 December 2021

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Homily notes: First Sunday of Advent Year C

19 November 2021 EH

Advent is the season that honours and celebrates this waiting aspect of Christian life. Because we live in the time following the first coming of the Saviour, the focus of our waiting  is on the second coming of the Lord. First Sunday of Advent Year C, 28 November 2021

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Homily notes: Feast of Christ the King

11 November 2021 EH

The allegiance that Jesus has as king is an allegiance from all those who are ‘on the side of’ truth, an allegiance fundamentally of love in that, ‘lifted up’ (on the cross), he will draw all people to himself. Homily notes for the Feast of Christ the King, Year B, 21 November 2021

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Homily notes: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 3 October 2021

24 September 2021

The community of disciples, as the “beachhead” of the Kingdom in the world, are called to live out and bear witness to this original ideal.

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Homily notes: Fullness of life

16 September 2021

Jesus wants people to be set free from the power of Satan and reclaimed for the fullness of life. Homily notes for 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 26 September 2021

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Homily notes: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 19 September 2021

Fr Brendan Byrne SJ 10 September 2021

The challenge to worldly values and estimation that the disciples found so difficult confronts the Church in every age.  

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