Posts tagged 2014

Homily for Easter 4: Encountering Christ, preaching the Gospel.

We encounter the preaching of the Apostle Peter following his incredible encounter with the Risen Lord, the breathing of Jesus upon them with the words “Receive the Holy Spirit” and the manifestation of that Holy Spirit at Pentecost. This series of events transform the fearful disciples into Apostles, the denying Peter into the Rock on […]

Homily from Easter 3: Seeing the Risen Christ at the breaking of bread.

In the Gospel we encounter the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Their journey was taking them away from Jerusalem and the temple which was a vivid sign of God’s presence in the midst of this people. Why they were travelling this road is not clear. However, there is a powerful symbolic gesture in […]

Considering the Prayer Vigil.

With our second prayer vigil done and dusted, now is the time to consider the responses. A prayer vigil can be done to deepen the prayer life of the community which is praying and indeed we found this to be the case last time. It also gives us an opportunity to prayerfully consider issues which […]

Baptism, the gateway to vocation.

Last Sunday was the celebration of the Baptism of Our Lord. Many of us wore something white to remember our own baptisms, the start of our Christian life and vocation. In his homily Fr Neil began by noticing that in the reading from Isaiah, the prophet talks about the task that God’s servant is given. […]

Celebrating with the Kings and the Popes!

Sunday was the Chruch’s celebration of Epiphany, the time when the Magi arrive to bring the Christ child gifts that reveal to the world who he is. Fr Neil blessed chalk for us to take home. The intention for Mass was John and Valery Pope’s 42nd Wedding anniversary and they brought cake to help us […]