Homilies

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All that glitters: Third Sunday of Advent

Monday 16 December 2019

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli Third Sunday of Advent Homily John the Baptist was a prisoner of King Herod at the time he sent his disciples to Jesus with the question: ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?’ It seems an odd question from the one who had actually promoted Jesus to the people. But for centuries, Israel had suffered under the oppressive rule of foreign powers and their own leaders were often unfaithful and corrupt. In the face of this pervasive evil, John had sought to prepare the way for God to finally overcome the evildoers and...

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Sunday 29 December 2019

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
 
Homily: The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph 

As Christians, we have been grafted onto the family of Jesus. We are his brothers and sisters, his relatives – if not by blood, then by adoption into the family of God. Therefore, we too, have been invited to be sharers in the stories, characteristics, outlooks and ways of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. We share the family resemblance.

A discipleship of closeness

Monday 9 December 2019

Homily by Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli

I’ve always especially liked the second sentence in the Cana story. After we learn that there was a wedding feast going on, we are then told: “The mother of Jesus was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited.”

To live in God’s light

Sunday 1 December 2019

Archbishop Peter Comensoli

We all need to get on with our lives. Right now, that probably means sorting through all that needs to happen before Christmas arrives – planning for the day, doing the shopping, sending invitations out, sorting through family arrangements, dealing with the madness of end-of-year work deadlines, getting it all done in time.