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The Coming of the Holy Spirit – Pentecost.

Published on May 22, 2021
Many years ago I heard a story on the radio, which I have never forgotton. It was about an auctioneer,  and he was selling the contents of a house.  He had nearly finished, he had sold everything  except an old violin.  It wasn’t worth very much.  He presented it to the people and asked for […]

Feast Day of the Ascension

Published on May 15, 2021
In the world today we very often use the word special skills, like how to relate to other people, what to say, and what not to say in certain circumstances, how to behave and how not to behave. We are emerging from a long and difficult lockdown and we probably all need a refresher course […]

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Published on May 8, 2021
Homily: Many of you you will have heard of Maximiliano Kolbe, he was a polish catholic priest and conventual Franciscan friar, who was in the German concentration Camp os Auschwitz, located in occupied Poland during world war II.  At the end of July 1941, one prisoner escaped from the camp, prompting the deputy camp commander, […]

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Published on May 1, 2021
I want to focus my attention today on the first reading of our mass which is taken from the pivotal chapter 9 of the Acts of the Apostle. I say pivotal because this is the chapter where the conversion of Saul/Paul is narrated. Paul is still a very important figure in the life of the […]

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Published on April 24, 2021
In 1953  during the Korean War,  the communist army decided to drive thousands of people across the country in freezing cold weather.  Very many of them died along the way,  it was called the Lydda death march.  The stronger ones tried to help the weaker ones. Among them was a Bishop, he was young, strong, […]

Third Sunday of Easter

Published on April 17, 2021
Ghosts make very good stories. Shakespeare gave us the ghost of Hamlet, Oscar Wilde gave us the  Canterville ghost, and Charles Dickens gave us three ghosts in a Christmas Carol. Ghost stories are very old and its quite possible that the apostles had heard ghost stories. When they saw Jesus, for the first time after […]

Easter Sunday

Published on April 3, 2021
This is the day in which Christ has destroyed death and from the dead he rises victorious.  We have just celebrated the Easter Triduum behind closed doors for the second year in succession. The most sacred season of the year once again without any physical congregation. This is very hard on all of us people […]

Palm Sunday

Published on March 27, 2021
There is an old gypsy song  which they sing in Andalucia in southern Spain. It goes: ‘who will lend me a ladder,  so that I can climb up to the cross,  and remove the nails from the hands of Jesus on the cross’. When we see Jesus suffering so much,  when se see him dying […]

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Published on March 20, 2021
Martin Luther King was an African American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assasination in Memphis in 1968. He advanced civil rights through nonviolence and civil obedience, inspired by his christian beliefs and the non-violent actvism of Mahatma Gandhi. It […]

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Published on March 13, 2021
One of the greatest dramas written by Shakespeare was Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. It tells us the story of a young man who is struggling with his life, with the world he lives in, with his family,  with himself and with the ghost of his father.  At one time he uses the famous line “To […]