Homily for 20 March 2022 by Fr. Gerard Jonas

Third Sunday of Lent 2022

God’s Burning Love

Ex 3:1-8,13-15; 1Cor 10:1-6,10-12; Luke 13:1-9

When thousands are killed or made homeless by terrible natural disasters, say, an earthquake or a cyclone, or wildfires, or by war like the present crisis Continue Reading

Homily for 20 February 2022 by Fr. Gerard Jonas

Love Your Enemies / Golden Rule

1 Sam 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23; Ps 103; 1 Cor 15:45-49; Luke 6:27-38

When President Abraham Lincoln was once asked why he tried to make friends of his enemies rather than destroy them, he … Continue Reading

Homily for 30 January 2022 by Fr. Gerard Jonas

Rejection: setback or setup

Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19; Psalm 70; 1Corinthians 12:31-13:13; Luke 4:21-30

It is said that as a student, the young Mahatma Gandhi (who incidentally was killed on this day in 1948) began to read the Gospels and even Continue Reading

Homily for 23 January 2022 by Fr. Joe Tedesco

Nehemiah 8: 2-4,5-6,8-10. 1 Cor. 12: 12-30. Luke 1: 1-4, 4:14-21

St. Luke in writing his Gospel is saying to all of us this morning “Here is my experience of Jesus and I want you to know what He means … Continue Reading

Homily for Sunday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time, 16 January 2022 by Fr. Gerard Jonas

Is 62:1-5; Ps 96; 1 Cor 12:4-11; Jn 2:1-11

Grace in Needfulness

“Mother knows best,” so the popular adage goes. Mary in our Gospel Reading today is presented as a dutiful mother, feeling for both the newlyweds and her son … Continue Reading

Homily for 25 December 2021 Christmas Dawn

Homily for 25 December 2021 Christmas Dawn

Christmas Dawn

Isaiah 62,11-12; Psalm 96; Titus 3,4-7; Luke 2,15-20

It’s Christmas. Aside from one’s own birthday, this is perhaps a child’s most anticipated day of the year for it is a day of receiving gifts. The joy of receiving … Continue Reading

Homily for 24 December 2021 by Fr. Joe Tedesco

Christmas Eve

Isaiah 9:1-6; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14

Merry Christmas everyone!

We celebrate Christmas with delight, with joy, with solemnity, with song, with gifts, year after year because Jesus’s birth is the way forward into God’s very life.  God with … Continue Reading

Homily for 5 December 2021 by Fr. Joe Tedesco

Second Sunday of Advent
Baruch 5: 1- 9. Phil. 1: 4-6, 8-11. Luke 3: 1 – 6

John the Baptist’s words echo the End Time Prophesy of last week’s gospel. This reminds us that we are in process – one … Continue Reading

Homily for the First Sunday of Advent C, 28 November 2021 by Fr. Gerard Jonas

28Nov21.SunWk1Advent Jesus Comes

Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2; Luke 21:25-28,34-36

Happy New Year! Yes, as Fr Joe mentioned last night at Vespers, we now begin a new Liturgical Year. As we concluded the previous year reflecting on the Second Coming … Continue Reading

Homily for 31 October 2021 by Fr. Gerard Jonas

31st  Week in Ordinary Time

Deut 6:2-6; Heb 7:23-28; Mark 12:28b-34

The Greatest Commandment / live to love & love to live

Maybe for the first time, we hear in the Gospel reading today, that the Lord Jesus … Continue Reading