Scripture Reflections And Commentaries

Homily notes: 'Second chances'

Fr Brendan Byrne SJ 6 April 2024

One of the attractive features of St Luke’s presentation of God’s saving action is that people get a ‘second chance.’ Homily notes for the Third Sunday of Easter Year B.

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Scripture reflections: Lift up the light of your face on us, O Lord

4 April 2024

May your people exult for ever, O God, in renewed youthfulness of spirit, so that, rejoicing now in the restored glory of our adoption, we may look forward in confident hope to the rejoicing of the day of Resurrection. Third Sunday of Easter Year B, 14 April 2024.

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Scripture reflections: Easter Sunday and Second Sunday of Easter

21 March 2024

Scripture reflections for Easter Sunday (31 March 2024) and the Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday – 7 April 2024) Year B.

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Homily notes: The Resurrection and the Life

Fr Brendan Byrne SJ 21 March 2024

The unnamed ‘disciple whom Jesus loved’ stands in there for all of us – believers of subsequent generations. Easter Sunday Year B. In the readings for the Second Sunday of Easter (7 April) we learn that believers of all subsequent generations are in no way at a disadvantage compared to the original disciples who saw and heard and touched the Lord.

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Praying Holy Week: Using our senses

17 March 2024

St Beuno’s Outreach invites you to focus on praying the events of Holy Week through making use of our five bodily senses: listening, smelling, seeing, touching and tasting.

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Spiritual reflections: The Lord God comes to my help

17 March 2024

Almighty, ever-living God, who as an example of humility for the human race to follow caused our Saviour to take flesh and submit to the Cross, graciously grant that we may heed his lesson of patient suffering and so merit a share in his Resurrection. Palm Sunday, 24 March 2024.

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Homily notes: Passion (Palm) Sunday Year B

Fr Brendan Byrne SJ 17 March 2024

There is so much Scripture to read today – not to mention the blessing of Palms and procession – that any homily will have to be brief. 

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Homily notes: Fifth Sunday of Lent

Fr Brendan Byrne SJ 11 March 2024

A tradition running across the New Testament brings out the personal cost to Jesus of undergoing the death he endured to bring us into this new covenant. 

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Scripture reflection: I will write my Law on their hearts

7 March 2024

By your help, we beseech you, Lord our God, may we walk eagerly in that same charity with which, out of love for the world, your Son handed himself over to death. Fifth Sunday of Lent Year B, 17 March 2024

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Scripture reflection: We are created in Christ Jesus to live the good life

29 February 2024

O God, who through your Word reconcile the human race to yourself in a wonderful way, grant, we pray, that with prompt devotion and eager faith the Christian people may hasten toward the solemn celebrations to come. Fourth Sunday of Lent Year B, 10 March 2024

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Homily notes: Fourth Sunday of Lent

Fr Brendan Byrne SJ 29 February 2024

The readings show an insistence that God’s ultimate response to human wrongdoing is salvific, rather than judgmental and destructive.

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Homily notes: Third Sunday of Lent Year B

25 February 2024

In resurrection Jesus will ‘raise up’ the new sanctuary of his risen body where his disciples and all subsequent believers will truly ‘dwell’ with God and God with them.

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