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Homily notes: The Feast of Corpus Christi Year A

03 Jun 2020 | Fr Brendan Byrne

An advantages of having a separate feast, Corpus Christi, is that it enables the Eucharist to be set in the wider scriptural context that has attended it from the beginning.

Scripture reflection: Christ is our Food and Drink

03 Jun 2020

The feast of Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ is an opportunity to reflect on the fact that Christ gave us his body and blood as spiritual sustenance.

Scripture reflection: ‘The God of Love and Peace be with you!’

27 May 2020

On this feast of the Most Holy Trinity, we are all invited to be drawn deeper into the rhythm of this eternal dance of love.

Homily notes: Trinity Sunday (Year A)

27 May 2020 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

The Church closes the long Lent-Paschaltide liturgical season with a feast that invites us to sit back and reflect on the nature of God as revealed in the Paschal mystery: the feast of the Holy Trinity

Homily notes: Pentecost Sunday Year A, 31 May 2020

20 May 2020 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

Each of the scriptural readings brings out a key feature of the early Church's snese of being a community created, enlivened and equipped by the Spirit of God. 

Scripture reflection: ‘Peace be with you!’

20 May 2020

Pentecost is the day when celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the start of the Church’s mission to the world. Pentecost Sunday Year A, 31 May 2020

Homily notes: Ascension Sunday Year A

14 May 2020 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

The disciples are assured that, as a result of Jesus' messianic enthronement, an empowering ‘clothing’ with his Spirit will come down on them and accompany them as they take his Word and witness ‘to the ends of the earth’. 


Scripture reflection: The Lord goes up with shouts of joy!

13 May 2020

For the Apostles, the Ascension is another huge step in experiencing the Lord’s presence as they continue his work. The Ascension of the Lord Year A, 24 May 2020

Scripture reflection: Speak out with a voice of joy … the Lord has set his people free!

06 May 2020

Even though we remain conscious of the real trauma that many continue to struggle with today, there is a sense of joy in this week’s readings. Sixth Sunday of Easter Year A, 17 May 2020

Homily notes: Sixth Sunday of Easter

06 May 2020 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

The essential idea behind ‘Paraclete’ is that of someone who stands beside you in time of difficulty, providing a comforting, supportive and encouraging presence. Homily notes for the Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year A), 17 May 2020











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