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Homily notes: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 19 July 2020

10 Jul 2020 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

Taken by itself, the parable of the Wheat and the Weeds, as with all the parables in the chapter, addresses the nature of the kingdom of God.


Scripture reflections: God knows everything in our hearts

10 Jul 2020

This week, perhaps I might ask the Lord for a deeper trust to share all things with him in my prayer, even those things I find it hardest to express – knowing that he already sees and understands.


Homily notes: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

02 Jul 2020 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

Jesus scatters his message in a similarly casual way to that of the sower in the parable. In some cases it is lost, but when it really strikes home the 'yield' can be tremendous. Homily notes for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 12 July 2020


Scripture reflection: ‘Imagine a sower going out to sow …’

01 Jul 2020

The readings this week are linked by images of nature, water, rain, growing crops and harvest. 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 12 July 2020


Scripture reflection: ‘Come to me, and I will give you rest’

24 Jun 2020

There is a welcome thread of joy and encouragement woven throughout the readings for this Sunday. Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 5 July 2020


Homily notes: No one knows the Son except the Father

24 Jun 2020 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

Jesus comes back again and again to this image of the child to communicate a sense of human relationship to God. Homily notes for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 5 July 2020.


Scripture reflection: ‘Who do you say I am?’

20 Jun 2020

In celebrating the feast of Saints Peter and Paul we pray that their faith and example will encourage us at this time. Year A, 29 June 2020


Scripture reflection: ‘Follow in my footsteps …’

17 Jun 2020

In this week’s readings we hear about the choices that have to be made in living a life in Christ, as well as of God’s generosity to anyone who welcomes a prophet or disciple. Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 28 June 2020


Homily notes: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

17 Jun 2020 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

If a common thread is to be found between the First Reading and the Gospel, it probably lies in the idea of 'welcome. Homily notes for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 28 June 2020.


Homily notes: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 21 June 2020

10 Jun 2020 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

This week's readings focus on the phenomenon of evil in the world and the fate that appears to await those who would seek to confront it in fidelity to the Gospel. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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