Sermons

05 Mar

Homily – 4th Sunday of Lent, Year C 2016

Homily – 4th Sunday of Lent, Year C 2016 Two young boys Johnny and Andrew were spending the night at their grandparents. At bedtime, the both Johnny and Andrew knelt beside their beds to say their prayers when the Johnny began praying at the top of his lungs. “I PRAY FOR A NEW BICYCLE…I PRAY […]

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27 Feb

Homily – 3rd Sunday of Lent, 2016

Homily – 3rd Sunday of Lent, 2016 Father John is walking down the street one day when he notices Nathan, a very small boy, trying to press a doorbell on a house across the street.  However, Nathan is very small and the doorbell is too high for him to reach.  After watching the boy’s efforts […]

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13 Feb

Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s Lenten Pastoral Message 2016

Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s Lenten Pastoral Message 2016 In Rome the Year of Mercy began on 8 December last year. But that was hardly realistic here in the Antipodes, with the rush to Christmas through December and then the January lull. We opened the Door of Mercy in the Cathedral on the Third Sunday of Advent, […]

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07 Feb

Homily, 5th Sunday Ordinary Time, Year C 2016

Homily, 5th Sunday Ordinary Time, Year C 2016 As the priest Tim stood beside the bed, Fred’s frail condition grew worse, and he motioned frantically for something to write on.  Fr Tim lovingly handed him a pen and piece of paper, and Fred used his last ounce of strength to scribble a note. Then he […]

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30 Jan

Homily – 4th Sunday Ordinary Year C 2016

Homily – 4th Sunday Ordinary Year C 2016 Jack was a very devout man and believe that God would listen to his prayers.  One day while he was praying God appeared to him. Then Jack asked God: What is a million years like to you?  God said: Like one second. Jack asked him again: What […]

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24 Jan

Homily – Third Sunday Ordinary Time Year C 2016

Homily – Third Sunday Ordinary Time Year C 2016 One Sunday morning the pastor noticed little Johnny was standing staring up at the large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church. Johny had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the pastor walked up and stood beside him and gazing up […]

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16 Jan

Homily – 2nd Sunday, Ordinary Time Year C 2016

Homily – 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time, Year C 2016 St John in his gospel mentions Mary, the mother of Jesus two times: at the marriage feast at Cana, the beginning of the public ministry of Jesus and at the crucifixion, the end of it. That could be a way of telling us that Mary did […]

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09 Jan

Homily – Baptism of the Lord Year C 2016

Homily – Baptism of the Lord Year C 2016 A drunk stumbles across a Pentecostal baptismal service on Sunday afternoon down by the river. He proceeds to walk down into the water and stand next to the Preacher. The minister turns and notices the old drunk and says, “Mister, are you ready to find Jesus?” […]

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02 Jan

Homily – Epiphany Sunday Year C 2016

Homily – The Epiphany of the Lord The pastor of a tiny country church had been having trouble with stewardship and tithes and offerings.  One Sunday he announced, “Now, before we receive the offering, I would like to request that the person who stole the eggs from Widow Jones’s chicken coop please refrain from giving […]

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26 Dec

Homily – Feast of Holy Family Year C 2015

Homily – Feast of Holy Family An elementary school teacher was telling her class about statistics which indicate that more twins are being born these days than in the past. “Why?” asked a little boy. “Because,” replied a tiny girl, “little children are afraid to come into the world alone.” A couple renews their marital […]

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24 Dec

Homily – Christmas 2015

Homily – Christmas 2015 A cat dies and goes to Heaven. God meets him at the gate and says, “You have been a good cat all of these years. Anything you desire is yours, all you have to do is ask.” The cats says, “Well, I lived all my life with a poor family on […]

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19 Dec

Homily –20th December 2015 IV Sunday Advent Year C

Homily – 4th Sunday Advent Year C 2015 When I was a child I thought that Mary visited Elizabeth, because Elizabeth was old and frail, was going to have a baby, and needed someone to care for her. I don’t see it that way now. Mary was in the midst of the most extraordinary experience […]

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