Scripture Reflections And Commentaries

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Homily notes: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Fr Brendan Byrne SJ 21 January 2022

There is great danger and potential for violence when the boundaries of comfort and convention are challenged.

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Scripture reflection: Christ the prophet

20 January 2022

This week let us pray for the gift of trust in God’s love. Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 30 January 2022

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Scripture reflection: Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life

13 January 2022

We are not alone as we pray as we belong to a living, transforming community of believers united by our baptism. Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 23 January 2022

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Homily notes: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

13 January 2022

Luke’s Gospel gives believers of non-Jewish background a firm identity. This identity is for all generations, right down to ourselves.

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Scripture reflections: ‘Do whatever he tells you’

6 January 2022

Weddings are a feature of this Sunday’s readings. In the first reading, Isaiah uses the imagery of a wedding to describe the deep love of God for his people, while Jesus performs his first miracle at the wedding at Cana. Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 16 January 2022

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Homily notes: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Fr Brendan Byrne SJ 6 January 2022

By providing for the wedding at Cana superior wine in abundance, Jesus reveals himself to be the true Bridegroom of Israel. This wedding is a revelation of God’s presence among his people in this loving way.

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Homily notes: Baptism of the Lord Year C

Fr Brendan Byrne SJ 31 December 2021

With the feast of the Baptism we make a swift transition from Jesus’ childhood to the event that, in all four gospels, inaugurates his adult public ministry.

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Scripture reflections: Care for our common home

17 December 2021

In the lead-up to Christmas and the weeks immediately after we reflect on the environment and the challenges of climate change. As we ponder the scriptures on Christmas Day, Feast of the Holy Family, Feast of the Epiphany (2 January) and the Baptism of the Lord (9 January), let us keep in mind our need to care for our common home.  

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Homily notes: Christmas-New Year Year C, 2021-2022

17 December 2021

The marginal situation of Jesus’ birth renders it accessible to those particularly on the margins of society themselves. Homily notes for Christmas Day and the Feast of the Epiphany (2 January).

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Homily notes: 4th Sunday of Advent Year C

Fr Brendan Byrne SJ 10 December 2021

All the scriptural promises heard through Advent come to their point of focus in the faith of Mary, the beginning and the model of all subsequent Christian believing. Homily notes for the 4th Sunday of Advent Year C, 19 December 2021

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Scripture reflection: ‘Blessed is the fruit of your womb!’

9 December 2021

We journey through these last days of Advent in Mary’s company. Fourth Sunday of Advent Year C, 19 December 2021

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Homily notes: Third Sunday of Advent Year C

Fr Brendan Byrne SJ 3 December 2021

The love and favour that Jesus experiences from the Father will become the experience of all who respond in faith to the Gospel. Third Sunday of Advent Year C, 12 December 2021.

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