Human Sacrifice

Father Hanly’s homily for 2nd Sunday of Lent, Year B, is about human sacrifice, and after looking at today’s reading about Abraham and Isaac, he tells a story from Taiwan. Readings for Mass First Reading: Genesis 22:1-2, 9, 10-13, 15-18 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19 Second Reading: Romans 8:31-34 Gospel: Mark 9:2-10 Recording…

Lent

For 1st Sunday of Lent, Year B, we have a touching and thought-provoking homily by Father Hanly on the topic of Lent. Readings for Mass First Reading: Genesis 9:8-15 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 Second Reading: First Peter 3:18-22 Gospel: Mark 1:12-15 Recording of Homily Transcript of Homily Happy Lent! Most people don’t know…

The Leper

In this beautiful homily for 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, Father Hanly looks at Jesus’ healing of the Leper. Readings for Mass First Reading: Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 32:1-2, 5, 11 Second Reading: First Corinthians 10:31–11:1 Gospel: Mark 1:40-45 Recording of Homily Transcript of Homily I thought that I might begin…

Love and Service

In this beautiful homily for 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, Father Hanly looks at the healing of Peter’s mother-in-law and he reminds us that the response to being healed is to serve. Readings for Mass First Reading: Job 7:1-4, 6-7 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 Second Reading: First Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23 Gospel:…

St Mark’s Gospel

In this beautiful homily for 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, Father Hanly sheds light on what St Mark is trying to teach us in the Gospel according to St Mark. Readings for Mass First Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9 Second Reading: First Corinthians 7:32-35 Gospel: Mark 1:21-28 Recording of…

The Call of Jesus

In this beautiful homily for 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, Father Hanly looks at what it means to be called by Jesus. He then talks about Christian Unity. Readings for Mass First Reading: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 Second Reading: First Corinthians 7:29-31 Gospel: Mark 1:14-20 Recording of Homily…

The Call of Discipleship

In this excellent homily for 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, Father Hanly tells us Jesus is walking by all the time. He has to be stopped. He has to be followed. He has to be followed with faith. Readings for Mass First Reading: First Samuel 3:3-10, 19 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9,…

The Epiphany

In this beautiful homily for The Epiphany of the Lord, Year B, Father Hanly helps us understand the meaning and importance of The Epiphany. Readings for Mass First Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13 Second Reading: Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6 Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12 Recording of Homily Transcript of Homily Apologies, beginning of…

“Behold Your Mother”

In this beautiful homily for the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, Year B, Father Hanly reminds us Mary was not only the mother of God, Jesus, but she was our mother as well. Readings for Mass First Reading: Numbers 6:22-27 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 Second Reading: Galatians…

Surrender

In this beautiful homily for the 4th Sunday of Advent, Year B, Father Hanly shows us how we, like Mary, are called to surrender our whole lives to God. Readings for Mass First Reading: Second Samuel 7:1-5, 8-11, 16 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29 Second Reading: Romans 16:25-27 Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 Recording of Homily…