Sunday Homilies

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

On this twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time, the Church encourages us to fight against evil by following the footsteps of Christ who came to bring “fire” upon the earth in order to purify, transform, and save us from the perils that afflict us.In the first reading,...

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Fr. Francis)

“The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold” (Ps 45:10). On today’s Solemnity we celebrate one of Mary’s greatest privileges: her Assumption into Heaven, which was solemnly defined as a dogma of the Church by Pope Pius XII in 1950. And we can see both the...

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

“Where your treasure is there will your heart be also.” This is an extremely important line in today’s Gospel. It tells us that what we treasure will control our hearts. What we value will determine the way that we live. This is so important because we do not have...

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

In our first reading Qoheleth says, "Vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!" The Hebrew word for vanity has the sense of "bubbles". When we were children most of us had those little bubble blowers. Now, you can see guys in parks with much bigger ones. The bubble...

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

A young man I was on a retreat with once told this story of prayer: “I was so angry at God because I had asked and asked him to help me stop doing drugs. And then before long I was getting high again. “I was angry at God and I was angry at my parents who told me that...

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

The story is told of the father who after work would take a long walk with his teen-age daughter. He took great pleasure in her company. Suddenly she began to offer almost daily excuses as to why she could not accompany him. He was hurt but held his tongue. Finally...

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16th domingo (Fr. Francis)

Se cuenta la historia del padre que, después del trabajo, daría un largo paseo con su hija adolescente. Se complació mucho en su compañía. De repente, comenzó a ofrecer excusas casi diarias sobre por qué no podía acompañarlo. Fue herido pero se mordió la lengua....

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Simham)

Listen To himThe readings of this Sunday tell us; ‘what is one of the most important things in Christian life or Christian discipleship?’In the first reading today, God most Trinity go for a walk in the desert and accept the hospitality of Abraham. After enjoying the...

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

Last Sunday we heard about the mission of the seventy-two who were sent out by the Lord to proclaim the kingdom of God. This week, it is the scholar of the law who comes to Jesus and asks about eternal life.Most of us are so familiar with the parable of the Good...

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Simham)

Who is my neighbour?Let me tell you the story of a modern Samaritan. It is not a story but it is a real incident that happened last week. It was on one of the Indian news channels called NDTV on this Friday. It was about a man called Vijay who was driving his car with...

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