Category Archives: Sermon

Lay Aside Me


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Run Time: approximately 11 minutes. Gospel: Mt 18:15-20.

…we’re made for others. We’re made for the sake of others and the deepest and most important callings in life are about how we recognize – how we acknowledge – that truth of who we are before God and how we live it out. Whether in marriage, or priesthood, or religious vocation, our lives are meant to be built around that fact that I was born to be given and to receive the gift and the blessing of others and the whole of the world and society is built on this.

The Purpose of Suffering


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Run Time: approximately 13 and a half minutes. Gospel: Mt 16:21-27.

… can we speak of the meaning and the purpose and the truth of suffering in this world? I think any proposed gospel that sort of dances around suffering is worse than useless – and it is not of Christ.

Peter, Guarantor of Unity


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Run Time: approximately 10 and a half minutes. Gospel: Mt 16:13-20.

Regardless of the strengths or the gifts, or even the weaknesses and the shortcomings, of a particular successor of Peter, we have the obligation to preserve that communion of the Church in him who is the guarantor of that unity that Jesus prayed for…

Who Are God’s People?


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Run Time: approximately 9 and a half minutes.
Gospel: Mt 15:21-28.

There is God, there are His people… and that’s it.

Now due to the sin of Adam, we have separated ourselves from God and each other. We think of ‘us people’ and ‘those people’ – and sometimes those people aren’t described with much flattery. … So how do ‘us’ and ‘those’ become a people?

Blessed Are Your Eyes


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Run Time: approximately 10 and a half minutes. Gospel: Mt 13:1-23.

The saints are the ones of whom Jesus said, ‘…blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear.’ He’s calling all of us to have this kind of vision, this ability to listen to everything in our life as a sign pointing to God. But the saints are those who do this in a magnificent way.

Love Makes All Things Sweet

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Run Time: approximately 1 minute. Gospel: Mt 11:25-30.

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Run Time: approximately 8 minutes.

You have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, but have revealed them to children.