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Homily notes: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 25 August 2019

14 Aug 2019 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

The hospitality of God is ample and generous. In the preaching of Jesus – continued down to our day in the preaching of the Church – we are all invited to the banquet.


Scripture reflections: Strong is his love for us!

14 Aug 2019

Today’s Psalm places the truth of God’s love for all of humanity at the centre of this Sunday’s liturgy. 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C.


Scripture reflections: ‘I have come to bring fire to the earth!’

07 Aug 2019

Jesus Christ, who came to bring fire on earth, gives us courage and hope to persevere in challenging times. 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 18 August 2019.


Homily notes: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 18 August

07 Aug 2019 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

The “peace” that Jesus brings is not a facile thing. It only becomes effective in the context of true conversion of heart.


Homily notes, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 11 August 2019

01 Aug 2019 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

What needs to be attended to is the capacity and readiness of human beings to receive what God has in store.


Scripture reflections: ‘Watch ... wait ...be ready!’

31 Jul 2019

In trust and hope our soul is waiting for the Lord. 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 11 August 2019.


Scripture reflections: ‘Greed … is the same thing as worshipping a false God.’

24 Jul 2019

What really matters is making ourselves rich in the sight of God. 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 4 August 2019.


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.


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