Surrender

Surrender In this beautiful homily for 4th Sunday of Advent, Year B, Father Hanly shows us how we, like Mary, are called to surrender our whole lives to God. Readings First Reading: Second Samuel 7:1-5, 8-11, 16Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29Second Reading: Romans 16:25-27Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 Recording Transcript In case you hadn’t noticed, Christmas is…

Gaudete Sunday

Gaudete Sunday In this beautiful homily for 3rd Sunday of Advent, Year B, Father Hanly helps us understand the importance of Gaudete Sunday. Readings First Reading: Isaiah 61:1-2, 10-11Responsorial Psalm: Luke 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54Second Reading: First Thessalonians 5:16-24Gospel: John 1:6-8, 19-28 Recording Transcript I had a homily opening, and I look down at these four…

As a Child

As a Child In this beautiful homily for 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year B, Father Hanly explains that the only people who understand Christmas, and will always understand Christmas, is helpless little children. Readings First Reading: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14Second Reading: Second Peter 3:8-14Gospel: Mark 1:1-8 Recording Transcript This should be a…

With You Always

With You Always In this beautiful homily for 1st Sunday of Advent, Year B, Father Hanly reminds us that God has not left us, and that remembering him makes him present and makes us continue on the road together with him into eternal life. Readings  Recording  Transcript Readings for First Sunday of Advent, Year B First Reading: Isaiah…

Two Special Christmases

Two Special Christmases In this touching homily for 4th Sunday of Advent, Year A, Father Hanly talks about two Christmases which were very special to him. Readings for Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A First Reading: Isaiah 7:10-14 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 Second Reading: Romans 1:1-7 Gospel: Matthew 1:18-24 Recording Transcript I’m looking down…

“Are you the one who is to come?”

“Are you the one who is to come?” In his homily for 3rd Sunday of Advent, Year A, Father Hanly looks at John the Baptist’s question to Jesus: “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” Readings for Third Sunday of Advent, Year A First Reading: Isaiah 35:1-6, 10 Responsorial…