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Homilies 2015

Tuesday, 05 January 2016 13:12

Homily: Christmas Mass 2015

"It is a joy to see you all here today, because we are here to express that Christmas is more than just a family gathering…
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 13:00

Homily: Christmas Morning

"The world seems no different than it was yesterday, the sun rises, and this evening it will set. War and fear still threaten the earth.…
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 12:53

Homily: Christmas Vigil

"At this hour, let us ask him to touch our hearts with the holy curiosity and the holy joy of the shepherds, and thus, let…
Thursday, 24 December 2015 13:01

Homily: Christmas Midnight Mass 2015

"Tonight, we bask in the light of a star that shines in the darkness. No matter how dark the night may be, we rejoice in…
'With deep gratitude for the life and priestly ministry of Father Donal Roe O’Neill we pray that his soul, through the mercy of God, may…
Monday, 14 December 2015 15:39

Mass of Welcome to the Newly Ordained, 2015

'As we celebrate the return from Cebu of Father Junray Rayna and Father Novelito Lim, we now also welcome them as they join Father Stephen…
Saturday, 12 December 2015 15:44

Concert on High

'I warmly welcome you all this evening to this concert, trusting that it will be an experience of joy and peace.' - Bishop Leslie Tomlinson
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 17:12

Homily - Mons Bryan Long Requiem Mass

'The life and death of each of us has its influence on others, if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die,…
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 09:08

Homily: Mass for Secretaries, 2015

'In Today’s Gospel, we find Jesus in the home of the sisters, Mary and Martha. We know that they have a brother named Lazarus. Martha…
'We are gathered here in our Cathedral with Stephen’s family and friends, all of whom have in one way or another made an imprint on…
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 16:03

Homily: Housekeepers and Secretaries Mass

'Mary gives to us a prime example of how to accept God’s will in our lives. She simply says “yes’ and trusts the Lord and…
'So, God does continue to call men and women today, and as you are commissioned today, it is appropriate to reflect in faith, that this…
'A constant theme of Jesus' preaching and of his life was his focus on the importance of the little one and the lost one. That's…
'As we read the Gospels and ask this question again and again, we will find ourselves getting to know Jesus as though he were a…
Sunday, 02 August 2015 12:07

Homily: Extraordinary Rite, 2015

'Lord, may your love control my thoughts and actions that I may do what is pleasing to you. Show me where I lack charity, mercy,…
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 14:37

Homily: Divine Mercy Sunday, 2015

‘This Sunday following Easter has always been the Feast of Mercy, however since 2001, the designated title, Divine Mercy Sunday, expands the theological significance of…
Sunday, 05 April 2015 11:47

Homily: Easter Sunday, 2015

‘I wish you all a very happy Easter! I encourage you all to be steadily and confidently Catholic, strong in faith, generous in love, firm…
Saturday, 04 April 2015 11:42

Homily: Easter Vigil, 2015

‘Let each of us try to bring others to this Easter feast and its promise of fulfilment in heaven. Let us really show our faith…
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