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Scripture reflection: ‘Peace be with you!’

06 Apr 2021

In the midst of the joy and exuberance of Easter, this Sunday’s readings allow us to consider our sinfulness, our doubts and our weakness. Third Sunday of Easter Year B, 18 April 2021


Homily notes: 'Second chances'

04 Apr 2021 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

One of the attractive features of St Luke’s presentation of God’s saving action is that people get a ‘second chance.’ Homily notes for the Third Sunday of Easter Year B, 18 April 2021


Homily notes: Blessed are those who believe

25 Mar 2021 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

It is understandable that the Church should celebrate the octave of Easter by reading each year the episode in the Fourth Gospel where the risen Lord appears to Thomas 'eight days later'. Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) Year B, 11 April 2021


Homily notes: The Resurrection and the Life

24 Mar 2021 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

The unnamed ‘disciple whom Jesus loved’ stands in there for all of us – believers of subsequent generations. Easter Sunday Year B, 4 April 2021


Scripture reflection: Christ, my hope, has risen!

24 Mar 2021

We have come, finally, to the season of joy and hope, following a long season of anguish and suffering. Easter Sunday Year B, 4 April 2021


Scripture reflection: Believers united, heart and soul!

24 Mar 2021

We come together today like the first believers, praying for unity of heart and soul. Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) Year B, 11 April 2021


Homily notes: Lent Passion (Palm) Sunday Year B, 28 March 2021

18 Mar 2021 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

There is so much Scripture to read today – not to mention the blessing of Palms and procession – that any homily will have to be brief. 


Scripture reflections for Holy Week

17 Mar 2021

During this past year, all aspects of our lives have been dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, but it is important to remember we are not alone. Jesus is with us, supporting us and sharing in our suffering.


Scripture reflection: ‘Hosanna in the highest’

17 Mar 2021

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the climax of Jesus’ mission. Palm Sunday of the Passion of our Lord Year B, 28 March 2021


Scripture reflections: ‘I will draw all people to myself’

10 Mar 2021

Our Sunday readings are now drawing us deeper into contemplating Jesus fulfilling the new Covenant by his sacrifice and death. Fifth Sunday of Lent Year B, 21 March 2021


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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