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Homily notes: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

29 Jul 2020 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

The First Reading and the Gospel today both describe a memorable experience of God following violent manifestations of nature.


Scripture reflections: ‘Courage! It is I! Do not be afraid.’

29 Jul 2020

The readings this week reveal an ever-present God who reaches out to us and brings peace, especially amid the storms of our own lives. 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 9 August 2020


Homily notes: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 2 August 2020

22 Jul 2020 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

The theme uniting the readings this week is clearly that of the boundless generosity of God: God gives freely and God gives in extravagant measure.


Scripture reflections: Nothing can come between us and the love of Christ!

22 Jul 2020

In today’s readings, we celebrate the great love of God, who not only gives us life, but desires to sustain and nourish us generously too. 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 2 August 2020


Scripture reflections: The Kingdom of Heaven ...

15 Jul 2020

The parables this week stress in particular the great value of the kingdom. 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 26 July 2020


Homily notes: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

15 Jul 2020 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

 The kingdom of God is essentially future; it is not yet something one can 'possess'. People who catch a glimpse of it from Jesus’ preaching know they have come on a treasure that will fulfil lifelong desires and aspirations.


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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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