"Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my voice…" (John 18:37)

Tag: Messiah

“With Eyes Wide Open” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

30th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Jer 31:7-9; Heb 5:1-6; Mk 10:46-52) “With Eyes Wide Open”  PDF Version Homily for the 30th Sunday of OT, Year B (2018): Jer 31:7-9; Heb 5:1-6; Mk 10:46-52 Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of David, was and will continue to be a dangerous man to whom people made dangerous requests! He… Read More ›

“Rediscovering the Magi” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord (Mt 2:1-13) “Rediscovering the Magi”  PDF Version Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord 2018 (Mt 2:1-13) You will notice that the statues of the Three Wise men, who had been hiding near the Christmas trees in the sanctuary, have now arrived at their cherished destination: to be… Read More ›

Waiting for the Real (Presents) Presence

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” For many of us, those familiar words conjure up nostalgic memories of Christmases long past: images of blazing fireplaces, the aroma of roasting turkey, joy, laughter, and lots of hot chocolate. But this year our weather has been unseasonably warm, and Jack Frost hasn’t exactly been nipping… Read More ›

“The Origins of ‘O Come, O Come, Emmanuel'” – Talk by Fr. Cristino

In this brief meditation, preached as part of the Advent Mission to the parish of St. Rita’s in Rockyford, Fr. Cristino explains how this popular Advent hymn came to be; and how hidden within the Latin text is a comforting message meant to bring our Advent preparation to a hopeful close. The Origins of ‘O… Read More ›

Pondering Mary’s Perpetual Virginity

I still remember the moment when I first “heard” the Church’s teaching on Mary’s perpetual virginity. I was at Mass one day, and we were praying the Confiteor, the prayer that begins with the words “I confess.” Perhaps you are also familiar with it: “I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and… Read More ›

“When Our Lord Offends…” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

4th Sunday of OT (Lk 4:21-30) “When Our Lord Offends…”  PDF Version

The Real Jesus

(Matthew 21:1-11) Few people have fallen from public favour so far and so fast as Jesus of Nazareth. One day – the day we now celebrate as Palm Sunday – He entered the city of Jerusalem to the acclaim of throngs of people shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes… Read More ›

A Matter of Life and Death

(John 11:1-45) The Jewish Cemetery in Jerusalem is perched on the slopes of the Mount of Olives, overlooking the Kidron Valley and the Temple Mount. For centuries it has been considered the holiest burial place for people of the Jewish faith – the place where the Resurrection will begin when the Messiah comes. Today, it… Read More ›

Fumbling Around in the Dark

(John 9:1-41) Most of us can’t imagine a world without light and, thankfully, we’ll never have to experience such a reality. For light plays an important part in our lives, helping to determine the hours of the day and to regulate the internal clocks of our bodies that tell us when it’s time to sleep… Read More ›

The Lord is Near!

(Matthew 11:2-11) Have you ever wondered whether Jesus is truly the Messiah, the Son of God? If so, you are in good company. In today’s Gospel, St. John the Baptist – the one who prepared the way for Jesus’ coming – sent his disciples to ask Jesus, “Are you really the Messiah? Or should we… Read More ›