Reader’s Choice – Elizabeth

Reader’s Choice – Elizabeth

We do not have a homily for 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, so this week, for one week only, we are returning to our special feature.

A few months ago, we invited people to write in to nominate a homily by Father Hanly that they felt was important and that they wanted to bring to the attention of those who might have missed it, giving brief reasons for their choice.

Elizabeth Oram wrote in and said:

I have chosen ‘Love Begins In The Family.’ I keep coming back to this one so I choose this as I see Father as part of my family. I have known Father since his arrival in HK when he was Parish priest in North Point at St Jude’s when my brother chose Matthew to become best man to his wedding and Father wanted to meet him.  Our lives blossomed since then.  He became our priest, our friend, our Father and a member of our family.” 

So this week we offer “Love Begins In The Family,” Father’s beautiful homily for the Feast of the Holy Family, Year C, which was delivered on 27th December 2009 (please scroll down).

Elizabeth’s choice was poignant, because the reason we do not have a homily by Father for 27th Sunday, Year C, is because he had flown all the way back to New York for just one week to be with his sister Peggy after the death of her young granddaughter Jaclyn.

If you would also like to nominate a homily, please write to us at

You can read and listen to the homily for the Feast of the Holy Family, Year C, via links below:

The Holy Family, Year C
“Love Begins In The Family”- Homily for the Feast of the Holy Family




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