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Fr Luke's Homilies

By Fr Luke Goymour
Homilies preached by Fr Luke Goymour at St Thomas of Canterbury Brandon and St John the Evangelist, Mildenhall. Suffolk, UK. Fr Luke is a parish priest and chaplain to the Diocesan Youth Service of East Anglia.
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Love one another "Homily for 5th Sunday of Easter Yr C"
Jesus give us, his disciples, the greatest of all commandments: "love one another, as he loves us!"
May 15, 2022
God is Mercy! Homily for Divine Mercy Sunday Yr C
God has done the hard work: Jesus has died and risen again, all that is required from us is confession of our sins and an openess to God's mercy. Is that too much to ask?
April 24, 2022
Homily for Easter Sunday 2022. He saw and he believed!
Easter Sunday morning confronts us with an empty tomb. When Peter and John saw the empty tomb they believed - we too, face many empty tombs in our lives, can the same be true for us?
April 17, 2022
Neither do I condemn you. Homily for 5th Sunday of Lent Yr C
Today we hear the dramatic encounter between Jesus, the woman caught in adultery and the pharisees. Who do we associate more readily with?
April 03, 2022
Can we live in God's Kingdom? Homily for 4th Sunday of Lent Yr C
The Prodigal Son is a parable we are probably all familiar with. It is of course about the radical, unmerited and free forgiveness of the Father. But i6ts more than that; it's a challenge to us as well. It asks us: are we willing to love and forgive like God?
March 27, 2022
Bad things happen, but God is still there! Homily for 3rd Sunday of Lent Yr C
There is no such thing as Karma - Karma is not a Christian idea, yet so many people invoke this doctrine! Dometimes good things happen to bad people and bad things happen to good people - that's just life. The Christian is not excluded from suffering but Jesus transforms suffering and give it meaning.
March 20, 2022
Mountaintop experiences. Homily for 2nd Sunday of Lent Yr C
Homily for 2nd Sunday of Lent Yr C
March 13, 2022
Go into training! Homily for 1st Sunday of Lent
Today we hear of Jesus's intense period of preparation for his mission. We too, are called in this time of Lent to enter into a period of spiritual training for the spiritual battles we are called to fight.
March 06, 2022
What we say and do matters! Homily for 8th Sunday Yr C
Our words come from within our hearts and what we say matters. Still, what it more important is that our lives match up to the gospel we preach we our lips.
February 27, 2022
Be compassionate as your Heavenly Father is compassionate. Homily for 7th Sunday Yr C
Jesus commands us to be merciful to our enemies and to show the compassion if God to all people. The Bishop from the musical Le Miserables offers to us a shining example of what the compassion of God looks like in practice.
February 20, 2022
Jesus turns the world upside down! Homily for 6th Sunday Yr C
Blessed are the poor, the meek the marginalised! Kingdom values are the opposite of worldly values. As Christians we are called to build the Kingdom of God, by putting right that which is wrong and turning our world upside down!
February 13, 2022
Leave everything and follow me! Homily for 5th Sunday Year C
Jesus calls Peter to follow him, he calls us as well. What might we need to leave behind in order to follow Jesus more perfectly?
February 06, 2022
Love endures! Homily for 4th Sunday Yr C
Love is not a feeling, it's a decision of the heart. God has made a permanent decision of the heart towards us, as Christians we are commanded to return that love to God and to others.
January 30, 2022
We are the Body of Christ! Homily for 3rd Sunday Yr C
As members of Christ's Body, Christ's mission and our mission are one: to proclaim the Kingdom of God.
January 23, 2022
Your Bridegroom will rejoice over you! Homily for 2nd Sunday Yr C
Homily for 2nd Sunday Yr C
January 16, 2022
This is my Son! Homily for the Baptism of the Lord
Today we conclude the season of Christmas with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The Lord's own Baptism helps us to reflect on our Baptism and what it means to live as baptised followers of Jesus Christ.
January 09, 2022
Homily for Holy Family 2021
On this feast of the Holy Family, we are invited to reflect on our own families looking at them as a domestic Church.
December 26, 2021
Christmas Day Homily
The Word has become flesh and now lives amongst us!
December 25, 2021
Blessed is she who believed! Homily for 4th Sunday of Advent Yr C
On last Sunday of Advent we hear the account of the visitation. The pregnant Mary travels through the Judean Hill Country to visit her cousin Elizabeth. What journeys do we need to make in the name of charity?
December 19, 2021
Homily for 3rd Sunday of Advent
There is a shift in the liturgy this weekend. John the Baptist is still centre stage....or is he? No, he isn't fit to untie the strap of the Messiah's sandal....Rejoice! Jesus is coming, are we ready?
December 12, 2021
Homily for 2nd Sunday of Advent Yr C
St John the baptist issues a wake up call in todays Gospel. Christ is coming, are we ready?
December 05, 2021
Homily for 1st Sunday of Advent Yr C
Advent is a time when we prepare for the coming of Christ at the end of time and we remember Christ's first coming as we approach Christmas. We do this by reflecting on the third coming of Christ - that is, the daily coming of Christ. Christ comes to us each day - are we awake and alert to his presence?
November 28, 2021
Homily for Christ the King
In this homily for Christ the King (YrB) we reflect on how God's kingdom is very different to our earthly understanding of power. We remind ourselves that as Kings and Queens in God's kingdom we have a role to play in bringing the Kingdom about on Earth.
November 21, 2021
In Remembrance: Homily for 33rd Sunday Yr B
Remembrance is fundamental to our humanity. Memory and remembrance is also a Christian act, for ot lies at the heart of our Catholic Christian faith.
November 14, 2021
"She gave all she had" Homily for 32nd Sunday, Yr B
Generosity is the hallmark of the Christian disciple. We are called to be generous not simply because it's a good thing, but because we have encountered the the generosity of God first.
November 07, 2021
We shall see him as He really is! Homily for All Saints
Today we celebrate the great feast of All Saints, where we celebrate all who have gone before us and are with God in heaven. As we do so, we are inspired by the example of the Saints and are encouraged to live saintly lives ourselves.
October 31, 2021
What do you want me to do for you? Homily for 30th Sunday Yr B
Authentic discipleship begins when we can "see" Jesus and follow him. In todays gospel it's a blind beggar who is the model for us, rather than the 12!
October 24, 2021
"I did not come to be served but to serve!" Homily for 29th Sunday Yr B
The gospel is counter-cultural. It turns the values prevalent in our world and society upside down. We know this, most of us have heard this before. Just like the disciples, however, we must be reminded time and time again and reflect on what it truly looks like to live in God's Kingdom.
October 17, 2021
"For God, all thing are possible" Homily for 28th Sunday Year B
Following Jesus means letting go: letting go of the things that bind us, possessions, wealth, status, false image...what do we need to let go of in order to follow Christ more perfectly?
October 10, 2021
What God has had united...Homily for 27th Sunday Yr B
In today's Gospel Jesus delivers a difficult teaching about marriage? Why does he say what he says? And who does this teaching really protect? As Christians we are invited and challenged to hear his teaching even if circumstances in our own lives may make this painful to hear.
October 03, 2021
Unless you take up your cross! Homily for 24th Sunday Yr B
Jesus talks in today's Gospel about the cost of discipleship: the cross. He doesn't sugar-coat what being a disciple will mean: He will suffer and so must his disciples. But though this suffering he does promise victory he promises that he will be with us, and he promises that, in the end, all will be well in him!
September 12, 2021
Homily for 23rd Sunday Yr B
We all stand in need of healing. Sometimes that healing is obvious,like on today's Gospel, but often our wounds are spiritual and psychological. Are we willing to be healed? Are we willing to be helped by others? Are we open to Christ's presence ministering to us through our neighbours?
September 05, 2021
Choose today who you will serve! Homily for 21st Sunday Yr B
A Christian is someone who has chosen to follow Christ, and renews that decision throughout the twists and turns of life. All of us are given opportunities each day to make a decision for Christ or against him...whom do we serve?
August 22, 2021
Assumption Day Homily: Mary the model for us all.
On this Assumption day, with gove thanks to God for the great wonders he worked in Mary's life. Inspired by her example, and helped by her prayers we look forward to the time when we too will enjoy the glory of heaven.
August 15, 2021
Can we see with the eyes of faith? Homily for 19th Sunday Yr B
The Mass is a sacrifice and a meal, in fact it's Jesus's sacrifice and meal. At every Mass we are challenged to see Jesus and meet Jesus through the humble signs of bread and wine. Sadly many people no longer believe in the real presence, this is a tragedy, but its nothing new. People struggled to believe in Jesus's words 2000 years ago, and they still struggle today.
August 08, 2021
I am the Bread of Life! Homily for 18th Sunday in Yr B
Jesus is our true nourishment. Do we follow Jesus for who he is? Or are we just interested in what he can do for us?
August 01, 2021
The Generousity of God. Homily for 17th Sunday Yr B
Our God is a generous God. The starting point in our spiritual lives is the recognition of this fact and the living out of an attitude of gratitude.
July 25, 2021
The Lord is My Shepherd, Homily for 16th Sunday Yr B
"The Lord is my Shepherd" is one of the most popular lines from any of the Psalms. But do we stop to reflect on what it truly means to have the Lord as our Shepherd?
July 18, 2021
He sent them out: Remembering Bishop Michael Evans, Homily for 15th Sunday Yr B
Today on this 10th anniversary of the death of Bishop Michael Evans of East Anglia. We reflect on the ministry and example of our local succesor to the Apostles.
July 11, 2021
"My grace is enough for you" Homily for 14th Sunday Yr B
St Paul prayed for God to take away some terrible torment or "thorn in the flesh. God answered his prayer not by removing the thorn but by reminding Paul to rely completely on God and not on his own strength. God's grace would be enough for St Paul and God's grace is enough for us. What is more, our weaknesses are opportunities for God to manifest his power and glory. If only we let him!
July 04, 2021
Do not be afraid, Have Faith! Homily for 13th Sunday Yr B
Fear is a reality of life. But as Christians we are invited to hear the voice of Christ telling us to not be afraid and to meet fear head-on, with faith.
June 27, 2021
How is it that you have no faith? Homily for 12th Sunday Yr B
Storms occur in our life, there is no changing that. What we can change is our response. Fo we recognise the presence of Christ in our storms? Or Do we lack faith?
June 20, 2021
The kingdom starts with us! Homily for 11th Sunday in OT Yr B
Many people want to change the world but do not know where to start. As Christians we are called to build God's kingdom on earth - to change the world for the better, and we do this by being changed ourselves. The gospel, the Kingdom starts with us!
June 13, 2021
You are what you eat! Homily for Corpus Christi
The Eucharist is the source and summit of our life and faith. Today, as we celebrate the great solemnity of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, we reflect on the divine food that sustains us in our Christian journey.
June 06, 2021
"A Mystery to be lived!" Homily for Trinity Sunday
The Holy Trinity is the foundational mystery of the Christian faith. We will never be able to fully grasp the intricacies of this vast mystery but we can and must live it!
May 30, 2021
Homily for Pentecost
On this the Birthday of the Church we reflect on how as Spirit-filled followers of Jesus we are speak the language of the Spirit with our lives.
May 23, 2021
"Consecrate them in the truth" - Homily for 7th Sunday of Easter
Truth matters. Truth is not a opinion or an idea. As Christians we are servants to the Truth made flesh - Jesus Christ.
May 16, 2021
Love one another! Homily for 6th Sunday of Easter Yr B
At the heart of the Gospel is love. We are loved by God and we are commandmended to show that love to others. It's as simple as that!
May 09, 2021
"Le your love be real and active and not just words" Homily for 5th Sunday of Easter Yr B
If our faith is real it must be evidenced in our lives - it must bear fruit. Only when we live connected to Jesus can we truly bear fruit and be the people that God has called us to be.
May 02, 2021
You are Witnesses to this! Homily for 3rd Sunday of Easter
Because of the resurrection we can like the disciples, meet and know our Risen Lord personally. This personal relationship with Jesus is the foundation of our witness.
April 18, 2021
Mercy is not is given freely! Homily for Divine Mercy Sunday
God is mercy, the while Gospel is narrative of mercy. Om this Divine Mercy Sunday we explore the beautiful mystery of God's mercy.
April 11, 2021
Unless a grain of wheat.....Homily for 5th Sunday of Lent Year B
Unless we are willing to let go and let God, we cannot truly live. In todays Gospel Jesus talks about his passion and death amd how this ultimate "letting go" will lead to glory.
March 21, 2021
We are God's work of art! Homily for 4th Sunday of Lent
We are God's work of art! That is a beautiful and powerful truth that we need to take to heart. Every human being is the loved, willed and unique creation of our loving and creative God. As such ever person, without exception demands love and respect.
March 14, 2021
Jesus is not tolerant! Homily for 3rd Sunday Lent Year B
Tolerance is seen as a kind of modern virtue. But a blanket acceptance of everything for the sake of the status quo is not a virtue and is far from gospel living. Jesus is intolerant of many of things and today's gospel shows us to what lengths our radical and disturbing saviour will go to right a wrong. Can we allow ourselves to be disturbed by the love of God?
March 07, 2021
We are God's beloved! Homily for 2nd Sunday of Lent Yr A
The fact that we are loved by God is a magnificent truth. If we're honest though there are times when God feels distant and his love cold. Today's liturgy reminds us that God the Father loved Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration just as much as on the cross. God the Father didn't spare Jesus suffering, but that doesn't change his love for him or for us.
February 28, 2021
"He reached out and touched him - Homily for 6th Sunday Yr B
The coronaviris creates a barrier for social interaction but it's not a barrier for God. Today's gospel is bothe a comfort and a challenge to us in our covid-ridden world.
February 14, 2021
What or who are we searching for? Homily for 5th Sunday, Year B
Humans beings are spiritual beings, made by God and for God. We have a void in us that can only be filled by friendship with God. It's when we try and fill that God-shaled hole with other stuff that things begin to go wrong.
February 07, 2021
"He taught them with authority" Homily for 4th Sunday Yr B
Christ taught with authority and it moved people to conversion. As followers of Jesus we are called to live and act in and from that same authority. But what does this mean in practice? What does teaching and living with authority look like?
January 31, 2021
"Follow me" - Homily for 3rd Sunday Yr B
Jesus calls us to follow him, but what does following him actually look like? What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus? Well, its about letting go of false security and putting him in the driving seat of our lives.
January 24, 2021
"Speak Lord your servant is listening!" Homily for 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B
Hearing and listening are not th same thing. In our noisy and chaotic world God still speaks to us, but do we hear him? And even if we hear him, are we really listening to him?
January 17, 2021
You are my beloved Son! Homily for Baptism of the Lord
The baptism of Jesus speaks to us of our own baptism. Through baptism we are united to Jesus and to one another. In these days of darkness we are reminded that we are beloved sons amd daughters of God and are very precious to him.
January 10, 2021
Homily for Sunday after the Nativity, Christmas Season 2020
Christ the Light has come into the world! The Jesus movement did not die out, but is very much alive. 2000 years have passed and we still celebrate the moment when the Word became flesh and was seem amongst us. Jesus is truly alive and wants a relationship with us, here now and today!
January 03, 2021
Believe, Trust and Conceive: Homily for 4th Sunday of Advent
Mary gives us the model of perfect discipleship, she believes the Word, trust's the Word and then conceives the Word. As we enter these last few days before Christmas we are invited to do the same.
December 20, 2020
There stands among you, one unknown to you - Homily for 3rd Sunday Advent
We have a gear change today on the liturgy as we begin to focus more on the coming of Christ at Christmas. Christ, we must remember, is already amongst us, his hidden presence with us. But is he known to us? Do we want to know and be known by him?
December 13, 2020
Repent! Make a straight path! Homily for 2nd Sunday of Advent
St John the Baptist's Advent calls is for repentance. Are we willing to change? Are we willing to repent? Are we ready to receive the Lord who is to come?
December 06, 2020
The Hope of Advent, Homily fo Advent 1 Yr A
Advent is more than the run-up to Christmas, it is a season of hope. As we begin this new season and new church year we call on our God in hope and in trust to help us, to change us and through us to help others.
November 29, 2020
What we do to others, we do to Christ! Homily for Christ the King
The feast of Christ the King presents to us the image of humble love and service of others. God invites us out of our own brokenness to be close to those who are the weakest and the poorest in society.
November 22, 2020
Much has been given, much is expected! Homily for 33rd Sunday Yr A
Stewardship is more than putting stuff in the recycling bin and trying to reduce your carbon footprint. Stewardship is about using the gifts we have been given to build the kingdom of God in our land. In this time of pandemic, we are called, evermore to be creative in the ways we use our gifts to further God's Kingdom.
November 15, 2020
Stay Awake! Homily for 32nd Sunday (Remembrance Sunday)
As we enter a second lockdown of the year the gospel urged us to stay awake and be alert to the presence of God and open to the new thing he wants to do with us.
November 08, 2020
Be the Saints that you are called to be! Homily for All Saints.
All of us are called to holiness, that is to real, genuine authentic living. To be a saint is to be an authentically human person. Today we celebrate all the saints and inspired by their example we strive to follow in their footsteps.
November 01, 2020
Love your neighbour as yourself - Homily for 30th Sunday Yr A
Love of God and love if neighbour go hand in hand. In todays gospel, however, Jesus reminds us to love our neighbour as ourselves. This is a real but important challenge to us: we can love others with the love that we have for ourselves - bitter, cynical and angry people do not have the capacity to love others authentically.
October 25, 2020
Give to God what belongs to God! Homily for 29th Sunday Yr A
The gospel is a reality check.....we owe God everything so its only right that we put our priorities in order and give back ro God what is already his. When we do, peace follows and we begin to live more and more in the freedom of the gospel!
October 18, 2020
Many are called but few are chosen! Homily for 28th Sunday Yr A
In this week's gospel we see how God is generous in his invitation to all, but we cannot just sit back and rely on the goodness of God without doing anything ourselves. God's generosity is something that demands a response if we are to experience fullness of life in the Kingdom.
October 11, 2020
"Do not worry about anything!" Homily for 27th Sunday Yr A
In today's world it seems there is a lot to be anxious about. Yet the word of God address us today theough the apostle Paul with the instruction not to worry!
October 04, 2020
We are not on our own! Homily for 23rd Sunday Yr A
In an era of social distance the readings remind us this week that we are social beings, we exist in community and what we do (and don't do) effects us all. We are called to be a people of communion amd this happens only when we learn to be a people of reconciliation.
September 06, 2020
Take up your cross! Homily for 22nd Sunday Yr A
Being a Christian is serious, when we say "Yes" to the Gospel we say "No" to many other things and this can be cross. Yet we should not be discouraged, it is always through the cross discipleship that we reach the glory of the resurrection.
August 30, 2020
Do you know God? Homily for 21st Sunday Yr A
We can know all sorts of things about God, but to be a Christian means that we move past the facts and figures to a real personal relationship with the God who approaches us in Jesus Christ.
August 23, 2020
Blessed is she! Assumption Day Homily
The Assumption is all about the resurrection. If we want to understand this great feast, then we must look to the Easter mystery. Mary did not see bodily corruption because she was united perfectly to her Risen and Glorified Son.
August 16, 2020
Courage, it is I! Homily for 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Life throws up many storms, but Jesus is still with us throughout these trials walking towards us and filling us with hope and strength....saying to each of us "Courage, it is I, do not be afraid!"
August 09, 2020
You are what you eat! Homily for 18th Sunday Yr A
What we nourish ourselves with is important to our health and well being. In today's homily we reflect on how Jesus is our true nourishment.
August 02, 2020
Do we desire God? Honily for 17th Sunday Yr A
The gospel makes demands of us and the kingdom of God is the pearl of great we desire God's kingdom? Are we willing to five up everything for the sake of the gospel?
July 26, 2020
Why does evil exist alongside good?
Homily for 16th Sunday Year A. So much goodness and beauty in our world exists alongside so much chaos and evil. God is present in the midst of it all bringing life out of death and glory out of suffering.
July 19, 2020
The rich soil of our hearts - Homily for 15th Sunday Yr A
The Incarnate word comes to us each moment of each day...but when he comes does he find our lives as rich soil? Or are we full of stones and thorns?
July 12, 2020
"Come to me all you who labour and ate overburdened" Homily for 14th Sunday Yr A
As lockdown restrictions ease, this weeks gospel invites us to enter into the rest that only the Lord can offer.
July 05, 2020
Who do you say I am? Homily for St Peter & Paul
Today Jesus addresses Peter and us with the same question: who do you say I am?
June 28, 2020
Do not be afraid! Homily for 12th Wk Yr A
We reflect this week on the beautiful and powerful words of Christ to not be afraid!
June 21, 2020
"I am the living bread" Homily for Corpus Christi
We celebrate the great and beautiful gift of the Eucharist as a time when many of us cannot receive Holy Communion. Although this sad and painful this feast invites us to a deeper appreciation of how Jesus still feeds us, even now, through the Eucharist.
June 14, 2020
God is three and God is one! Homily for Trinity Sunday
God is God of relationship and we are invited to join the relationship and live in Communion with God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Also contains a Dr Who - Holy Trinity image thrown in for good measure!)
June 07, 2020
"Receive the Holy Spirit" Homily for Pentecost Sunday
Pentecost wasn't a one time event, all of us need a personal Pentecost. In today's message we reflect on what the coming of the Holy Spirit means for us today!
May 31, 2020
"In them I am Glorified" Homily for 7th Sunday of Easter
In today's homily we reflect on the nature of our deepest indenity: that we are beloved children of God created to love and to give God glory.
May 24, 2020
"If you love me keep my commandments" Homily for 6th Sunday of Easter
Love is everything! To be a Christian is to be in love with Jesus Christ. When we are in love with Jesus keeping his commandments become a natural way of life.
May 17, 2020
Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life! Homily for 5th Sunday of Easter
Jesus is the only way to God. Yet elsewhere in scripture we read that God is a loving God who desires all people to be saved. How can we reconcile the exclusive claims of Jesus with universal salvific will of God? In today's homily we reflect on how Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life and what that might mean for us and for those of other Faith's.
May 10, 2020
I have come that they may have life - Homily for Good Shepherd Sunday
The fourth Sunday of Easter is vocations Sunday. In this homily we reflect on the call that Christ makes to each of us to enter into the fullness of life, here and now!
May 03, 2020
Did not our heart burn within us? Homily for 3rd Sunday of Easter
The Risen Lord comes alongside us even if we are going in the wrong direction! Are we willing to dialogue with him and be changed by him? Or are going to continue walking the wrong way?
April 26, 2020
Seeing is not believing: Homily for Divine Mercy Sunday
We need Divine Mercy! Let us be united in bringing ourselves, our country and our world before the merciful throne of our Risen Lord.
April 19, 2020
He saw and he believed! Homily for Easter Sunday
Faced with an empty tomb the disciples are moved to faith. We face empty tombs in our own lives are we moved to faith? Or do we despair? Resurrection faith gives us hope to move past the vacuums that we may encounter. For Christ is truly risen. Alleluia!
April 12, 2020
Do not be afraid! Homily for Easter Vigil
This Holy night Christ transforms our fears into awe and great Joy. Jesus Christ is truly Risen! Alleluia!
April 11, 2020
The Cross: A Sign of Beauty, A Sign of Hope.
Homily for Good Friday - isolation may be a new experience for us but it isn't for Jesus....let us enter with hope into the mystery of our redemption.
April 10, 2020
"I have given you an example" Homily for Holy Thursday
The passover, the cross, the Eucharist, the washing of feet - all these elements come together in the celebration of the Holy Thursday where Christ gave us the gifts of Eucharist and the Priesthood.
April 09, 2020
Jesus Wept! The beautiful humanity of our saviour. Homily 5th Sunday of Lent Yr A
Jesus is not super-human, he is fully-human. The most human person who has ever lived. His also fully God but we encounter his divinity through his humanity. On this day when England is rededicated as Mary's Dowry, we are reminded that veneration of the human mother of God always leads us to him who humbled himself to share our humanity so that we can share in his divinity.
March 29, 2020
The glory of God is revealed through human frailty. Homily for 4th Sunday of Lent Yr A
Today we reflect on the healing of the man born blind. His blindness was not simply a disability but also, in a sense a gift. For it allowed God's glory to be displayed through the man's poverty and fragility. This message of glory in fragility takes on a new significance as our nation is gripped by the coronavirus pandemic.
March 22, 2020
Stand up! Be not afraid! Homily for 2nd Sunday in Lent
It seems there is much to be afraid of in our modern world and yet as Christians we are to be a hope-filled people and remember that Jesus speaks words of comfort to each of us; "Do not be afraid".
March 08, 2020
Temptation is all around us! Homily for The first Sunday of Lent
We are engaged in a spiritual battle and in Lent we are reminded of this truth. Jesus overcomes temptation with prayer, fasting and the Word of God. If we are going to resist temptation we need to follow his example and use the same tools that Christ did.
March 01, 2020
Be Perfect as God is perfect! Homily for 7th Sunday Yr A
Christians are called to share in the perfection of God. This might seem like an impossible task, but it's not! In this homily we reflect on how Christ sets us on the road to perfection and spells out, in clear terms, what this perfection looks like in practice.
February 23, 2020
Homily for 6th Sunday Yr A
To be a Catholic is not about simply keeping the law but living the Law and this means having a real personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
February 16, 2020
You are the Light of the World! Homily for 5th Sunday in OT
Jesus refers to us as light of the world and salt of te earth. These are two rich images that instill in us the need to change the world around us. In today's homily we reflect on the call that Christ makes to each of us to be heralds of the Gospel - in other words to become Evangelists!
February 09, 2020
A Light to Enlighten the Pagans - Homily for the Presentation of the Lord
The light of Christ and the hope of the gospel fills us with great hope and joy. We reflect on how this joy should urge us on to be people of hope, sharing the light of the nations with all people.
February 02, 2020
God Speaks Today!
In this homily for Word of God Sunday we reflect on the great gift of Scripture . Through the pages of our Bibles we encounter the Word made Flesh, Jesus!
January 26, 2020
Look there is the Lamb of God! Homily for 2nd Sunday Yr A
This week we reflect on how we understand Jesus to be the Lamb of God. Understanding this phrase is the key that unlocks the power and significance of the Mass.
January 19, 2020
You are my Beloved Son! Homily for the Baptism of the Lord
Jesus shares our lot - the lot of sinners. As we conclude our Christmas season we reflect on how Christ who became one of us, stands with us and alongside us, as our Lod, our brother and our friend.
January 12, 2020
Epiphany Homily 2020
On this Feast of Epiphany we are challenged to go beyond our preconceived ideas and false securities and recognise the all-inclusive embrace of the Gospel message. Whatever our race, creed ur political persuasion we are one in Christ Jesus.
January 05, 2020
The Word was made Flesh! Christmas Day Homily
The incomprehensible God has made himself comprehensible in Jesus Christ. This truth is at the heart of the Christmas mystery and the heart of the Christian Faith.
December 25, 2019
God is with us! Fourth Sunday of Advent
This Sunday we reflect on how God is with us in all things even n the frantic hustle and bustle of the pre-Christmas rush!
December 22, 2019
Are you the one to come or should we expect another? Homily for Gaudete Sunday
On this Sunday we rejoice for our hope is in Christ and his Nativity draws near. Are we a people of hope willing to recognise the signs of the Messiah? Or do we fail to see the Kingdom that has dawned in our very midst?
December 15, 2019
Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand!
In this homily for the second Sunday of Advent we look at the person and message of John the Baptist. His message of repentance is one that is actually full of hope and spurs us onward along our journey of Christian conversion.
December 08, 2019
Stay Awake! First Sunday of Advent Yr A
He is coming! Today we begin the great season of Advent and we are invited to reflect and pray as we prepare our hearts to meet the Lotd Jesus in a new and deeper way in this sacred season.
December 01, 2019
Jesus is King! Homily for Christ the King
Political ideologies and economical strategies cannot save us, only Christ the King can save!
November 27, 2019
God is a God of the living...all are alive to God! 32nd Sunday Yr C
Faith in the resurrection should fill us with hope and expand our capacity for God. In this Sunday's message we reflect on the invitation God gives us to go deeper and broaden our horizons. If our vision of God and the world is too fixed, too rigid then we might be in for a shock!
November 10, 2019
"The Son of Man has come to seek out what was lost" Homily 31st Sunday Year C
God does not create rubbish! Humans are basically good, sin disfigures this goodness but it doesnt destroy it. In today's message we reflect on how God wants to enter our mess, restore our goodness and begin a friendship with us.
November 03, 2019
We are called to be Saints! Homily for All Saints
Todays feast invites us to reflect on the Communion of Saints. The Saints in heaven are a constant source of inspiration and encouragement to us. They intercede for us and strengthen us as we too, strive to be the saints that God calls to be.
November 01, 2019
Knowing our need of God: Homily 30th Sunday Year C
All of us are sinners in need of the mercy of God. As human beings, we are dependent beings: we are dependent on each other and we are dependent on God. When we lose this sense of dependency we become prideful and we suffer.
October 27, 2019
Pray continually! The nature of prayer. 29th Sunday Yr C
Have you ever prayed for something and felt that your prayer was not answered? Is your prayer all about just asking for stuff or does it go deeper? In today's homily we look at the nature of pray and how as Christians we can pray continually without becoming discouraged.
October 20, 2019
Miracles still happen, God heals today!
Homily for 28th Sunday, Year C. Miracles occurred throughout Jesus public ministry, yet they don't seem as common today...or perhaps they are. Miracles are instances of God reigning in our lives and these can be daily occurrences!
October 13, 2019
Fan into a flame the gift of faith! Homily for 27th Sunday Year C
Faith is a supernatural gift from God, but like all gifts it has to be unwrapped and used. Otherwise, it's pretty useless . In today's homily we look at how we can increase our faith, grow our faith and fan into a flame this great gift that God has given us!
October 06, 2019
Life does not revolve around us! Homily for 26th Sunday Yr C
What we do, and how we love affects others. The gospel urges us to recognise that we are only on this earth for a short time and whilst here we are to use our time to serve the poor and marginalised. Life is more, so much more, than runningthe rat-race and serving our own self interests. Homily for the 26th Sunday of the Year.
September 29, 2019
Who is your Lord? God, Money, or something else? 25th Sun, Yr C
Everybody serves something or someone, even if it's themselves. What we serve and who we serve informs our whole way of life. It's not just ego or money that's the problem. One of the more subtle things that many people become consumed by is anxiety. Anxiety can become a 'Lord and Master' that directs and informs our whole lives. Jesus came to free us from everything that enslaves us, even anxiety! Listen here to this homily for 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C. Preached by Fr Luke, in Brandon, Suffolk, UK.
September 22, 2019
Christ came to call sinners. Mercy is the supreme face of God: Homily for 24th Sunday Yr C
How doe we see God? What is our abiding image of God? Is he a judge or a lover? Is he waiting to strike us down when we mess up or raise us up when we fall? Perhaps we see him as some kind of magic butler that we go to only when we need something? Who is God for us? It's an important question because how we see God shapes our whole lives. What is more the Bible, read in the wrong way an actually give us a damage image of God!
September 15, 2019
Humility is the way to Holiness. Homily for 22nd Sunday Year C
No human person is self-made, no human person has it all sorted and if we think we do, then we are deceiving ourselves! Humility is the way to God. Humility means we know our need for God and his divine mercy. Holiness begins when we admit our faults and frailties and confess our sins. Humility requires real honesty about our need for Jesus as our divine Saviour.
September 01, 2019
Enter by the Narrow Door. Homily for 21st Sunday, Year C.
Enter by the narrow door: being a Christian means making some tough decisions and being willing to stand up for truth. Sometimes gospel truth does not equate with the majority opinion, nevertheless, Jesus urges to stay on the right path - even if it is an unpopular path.
August 25, 2019
20th Sunday Year C - I have not come to bring peace, but division!
No Cross no Crown! Being a Christian is not easy. Nowhere in the Gospel does Jesus say "follow me and have an easy life". In fact, he says the opposite. As followers of Jesus we need to wake and grow up to the reality that suffering is part of life. Being a follower of Christ means that we will face difficulties and sufferings, just like our Master. The difference is, however, is that He is with us in the trials of life, He is not absent!
August 18, 2019
The Assumption Of Mary
Homily for Assumption Day, recorded live: Mary is the Ark of the New Covenant. Her body was the dwelling place for life incarnate, as such her body never saw the corruption of death . Where she has gone, body and Soul, we hope to follow.
August 15, 2019
Homily for 19th Sunday Year C
We live in a narcissistic culture - people are obsessed with themselves. But true peace and fulfillment requires love of God, love of neighbour, and then love of ourselves (In that order!) Only then will we be truly ready to meet the Lord when he returns.
August 11, 2019