Parable of the Talents

Parable of the Talents In this wonderful homily for 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly challenges us in our interpretation of the Parable of the Talents. Readings First Reading: Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 128:1-2, 3, 4-5Second Reading: First Thessalonians 5:1-6Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30 or 25:14-15, 19-20 Recording Transcript This is a…

You’re Invited!

You’re Invited! In this beautiful homily for 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly looks at The Parable of the Wedding Feast and its wonderful revelation that the whole world is invited to the banquet that we all hunger for. Readings First Reading: Isaiah 25:6-10Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6Second Reading: Philippians…

The Tenants of the Vineyard

The Tenants of the Vineyard In this beautiful homily for 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly looks at The Parable of the Tenants and helps us understand how we, the tenants of the vineyard, should behave — how we should follow Jesus and heal the world. Readings First Reading: Isaiah 5:1-7Responsorial Psalm:…

More Parables

We do not have a homily for 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, so we offer you the following alternatives: The gospel reading for 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, is of The Parable of the Two Sons. If you would like to listen to a homily by Father Hanly on a parable with…

Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure In this beautiful homily for 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly looks at the parable of the man who stumbles upon hidden treasure. Readings First Reading: First Kings 3:5, 7-12Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130Second Reading: Romans 8:28-30Gospel: Matthew 13:44-52 or 13:44-46 Recording Transcript As you know, we’re…

Good Guys and Bad Guys?

Good Guys and Bad Guys? In this beautiful homily for 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly cautions us not to look at The Parable of the Weeds Among the Wheat in too simplistic a way. Readings First Reading: Wisdom 12:13, 16-19Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16Second Reading: Romans 8:26-27Gospel: Matthew 13:24-43 or…

The Prodigal Sower

The Prodigal Sower In this beautiful homily for 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly looks at parables in general and then he gives us a glimpse into the many layers of the Parable of the Sower. Readings First Reading: Isaiah 55:10-11Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 65:10, 11, 12-13, 14Second Reading: Romans 8:18-23Gospel: Matthew 13:1-23…

The Rich Man

The Rich Man Father Hanly’s homily for 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, is on the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. It is beautiful. Readings First Reading: Amos 6:1, 4-7Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 146:7, 8-9, 9-10Second Reading: First Timothy 6:11-16Gospel: Luke 16:19-31 Recording Transcript This is one of Jesus’s best parables and it…