Posts tagged Homily

The Seven Last Words 3: “Behold your Mother.”

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” In Jesus’ words we are drawn to focus on the wider scene of his crucifixion. What we glimpse is not an unfamiliar scene of distort […]

The Seven Last Words 2: “With me in Paradise.”

‘Today you will be with me in Paradise.’ Here we witness the encounter of Jesus and the two thieves that are crucified alongside him. Both criminals would have seen the particular attention that Jesus drew from the religious leaders and leading men of the city. They may have already heard of Jesus before they found […]

The Seven Last Words 1: Father forgive them.

“Father forgive them for they know not what they do” Luke 23:34 In Cambridge there is a common called Parker’s Piece that is just outside of the main city centre. Half way across the common is a lamp post that had been named ‘reality check point’. Students some times needing to get away from the […]

A call to leave the shadows.

Last Sunday’s readings continue the theme of revealing Christ and of our vocation. The Gospel has the fulfilling of Isaiah’s prophecy and Jesus proclaiming the Kingdom of Heaven. He then calls the first disciples, who leave everything and follow him. Here is a summary of Fr Neil’s homily: Important to our self-understanding and us are […]

Behold the Lamb!

This week, the readings for Sunday returns to Isaiah’s Servant passages and to John the Baptist. The readings from this time of year focus on the revealing of who Jesus is. This week we hear John proclaim that Jesus is the Lamb of God. Here is a summary of Fr Neil’s Sermon on these themes. […]

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. […]