• Homily for the Easter Vigil

    How many journeys are reaching their destination tonight! The journey of the two Marys to Jesus’ tomb. The journeys of Elisabet, Balazs, Paul, Alan, Philemon and Philomena to faith and […]

  • Homily for Good Friday

    We have just heard the Passion according to John. And how many ‘Passions’ there are in the world, going on in the world, how much suffering! Think of the Passion […]

  • Homily for Maundy Thursday

    ‘The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it’ (Jn 1:5). Tonight we’re with the Jesus and the Twelve in ‘the large upper room, furnished and […]

  • Pastoral Letter for Palm Sunday 2014

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This is a short Pastoral Letter to mark the beginning of Holy Week. ‘Together in Christ’ is the motto of this diocese, and together […]

  • Homily for the Chrism Mass

    What is a priest? That’s the first question. The second question is a terrible one. Is he a pervert? Normally not, emphatically so, thanks be to God. But there’ll be […]

  • Homily for Penitential Service

    ‘I believe in the forgiveness of sins.’ We say that in the Creed. And tonight we’re proving we mean what we say. At the very beginning of Lent, I was […]

  • Homily for 3rd Sunday of Lent

    ‘Jacob’s well is there and Jesus, tired by the journey, sat down by the well.’ The good news is: the well is still there. It still exists. It’s certainly very […]

  • Homily for 2nd Sunday of Lent

    We’ve just heard the Gospel of the Transfiguration. It’s not what we’d expect. Such a contrast to last Sunday! Last Sunday it was the desert, a world of heat and […]


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