Homilies

Mass celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Sunday 25 February 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

“We have come to know and to believe in his love
because God has loved us first.” (1 John 4:16)

There are many stories of sons or daughters smitten with the need for expensive medical treatment, unable to find it until a father or benefactor comes along. 

Today’s story of the Transfiguration shows through the human eyes of Peter, James and John, God revealing Jesus as his only Son and challenging us to listen to him.

Mass celebrated at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Sunday 18 February 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The brief Gospel we have just read challenges us to worship God and serve him alone. His angels will protect us against the temptations which confront us.

Jesus challenged his followers and us to see the cost in daily life of being followers. When Saint Augustine said, “Late have I loved you, beauty so ancient, beauty so new, you were within and I outside”, he highlighted the invitation which God gives us to discover in daily life how he has loved us first.  Everything we love and do has to be flavoured and challenged by this.

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