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Homily notes: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 4 August

24 Jul 2019 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

The common theme across the three readings this week is ususally translated to meen avarice or greed, both of which are accurate enough but do not fully catch the nuance of the original Greek.


Homily notes: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 28 July 2019

17 Jul 2019 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

Prayer, and the attitude to God that true prayer requires, is central to this week’s readings.


Scripture reflections: ‘Lord, teach us to pray.’

17 Jul 2019

Today’s readings reveal a parent God who cares for us. We are his children, the ‘works of his hands’. 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 28 July 2019.


Scripture reflections: ‘Welcome, Lord!’

10 Jul 2019

May we also welcome God’s Word this week and ponder it. 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 21 July 2019.


Homily notes: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 21 July 2019

10 Jul 2019 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

The point to notice is that the guest(s) come not simply to receive but also to give.


Scripture reflections: ‘The Word is very near you’

03 Jul 2019

We are called to love God with all our heart, soul and being. 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 14 July 2019.


Homily notes: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 14 July 2019

03 Jul 2019 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

The parable of the Good Samaritan, which forms the Gospel for today (Luke 10:25-37), is one of those parts of the New Testament concerning which we would have to say that, if it were lacking, Christianity would be something else.


Scripture reflection: ‘Peace to this house!’

26 Jun 2019

We are called to become messengers of peace and hope in word and deed. 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 7 July 2019.


Homily notes: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 7 July 2019

26 Jun 2019 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

The Church is essentially missionary in nature: its supreme task is to proclaim the onset of the Kingdom of God.


Homily notes: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 30 June 2019

19 Jun 2019 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

Messiah and Son of God though he is, this status will not exempt him from treading the ordinary human part of suffering and death. 


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