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Communion of the saints

22 Oct 2020 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

We are part of a great ‘family’ of God beyond that which we can see here on earth. Readings for the Feast of All Saints.


Scripture reflection: Think of the love that the Father has lavished upon us!

22 Oct 2020

This week’s Gospel is the Beatitudes: a teaching that finds holiness both in the depths of human experience of loss, poverty and persecution,


Homily notes: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

15 Oct 2020 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

The theme uniting this Sunday's readings, the unity between the love of God and love of neighbour, goes to the heart of the Christian religion.


Scripture reflection: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’

14 Oct 2020

In this week’s readings, through the strength that Christ gives us and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, we celebrate with joy the great commandment of Love. 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 25 October 2020


Scripture reflection: ‘Give to God what belongs to God’

07 Oct 2020

The Gospel message is that we belong completely to God and are therefore called to offer God our entire selves. 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 18 October 2020


Homily notes: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 18 October 2020

07 Oct 2020 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

Uniting the readings this week is the issue of Christian responsibility to the state. 


Homily notes: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

30 Sep 2020 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

Uniting the First Reading and the Gospel as a common theme in this week's Sunday readings is the sense of invitation to a banquet.


Scripture reflection: Come to the Wedding!

30 Sep 2020

Images of banquets and feasting, of hospitality and generosity abound in this week’s readings. 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 11 October 2020


Scripture reflection: ‘Let me sing the song of his love for his vineyard’

23 Sep 2020

This week’s readings remind us that the Lord of the vineyard is the God of hosts, the master of creation and the giver of all gifts. 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 4 October 2020


Homily notes: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 4 October 2020

23 Sep 2020 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

The image of the vineyard in this week's readings is used in rather different ways, even if in all three cases it is clear that the vineyard represents Israel. Homily notes for 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 4 October 2020


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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