God’s Love Is For Everybody

God’s Love Is For Everybody In this beautiful homily for 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly helps us understand that it no longer matters to Jesus which group you have come from, the only things that matter to him are your faith and your love. Readings First Reading: Isaiah 56:1, 6-7 Responsorial…

“Do Not Be Afraid”

“Do Not Be Afraid” In this beautiful homily for 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly says Matthew is telling us the story of our own lives, because we, too, very often, are driven by fear and doubt, and he wants us to know that in these times of terrible storm, terrible difficulty, fear,…

The Monk and The Lion

The Monk and The Lion In this beautiful homily for 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly looks at this week’s wonderful readings and helps us really understand them. Readings First Reading: Isaiah 49:14-15 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 62:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 Second Reading: First Corinthians 4:1-5 Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34 Recording Transcript These are two…

The Barque of Peter

The Barque of Peter In this beautiful homily for 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly talks about Christian Unity. Readings First Reading: Isaiah 8:23–9:3 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 27:1, 4, 13-14 Second Reading: First Corinthians 1:10-13, 17 Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23 or 4:12-17 Recording Transcript Today, as once a year, we gather together to…

Drawing Back The Veil

Drawing Back The Veil In his homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Year A, Father Hanly examines the mysteries revealed when God draws back the veil in the Epiphany. Readings 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 Transcript…

Pondering With Mary

Pondering With Mary In his homily for the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, Year A, Father Hanly asks us to ponder, with Mary, the implications of the coming of the Christ. Readings First Reading: Numbers 6:22-27 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 Second Reading: Galatians 4:4-7 Gospel: Luke 2:16-21 Recordings…

It’s All About The Child

It’s All About The Child Father Hanly’s beautiful homily for Midnight Mass, Year A, is all about the Christmas child. Readings First Reading: Isaiah 9:1-6 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 96:1-2, 2-3, 11-12, 13 Second Reading: Titus 2:11-14 Gospel: Luke 2:1-14 Recording Apologies: due to problems with the recorder the recording is in 2 parts. Transcript I’ve…

“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 First Reading: Isaiah 35:1-6, 10 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10 Second Reading:…