Fr John's Homilies

Homilies of Interest or Special Occasions

Pentecost

Pentecost Homily - Enthusiasm, Diversity, Mission & Common Humanity

June 9th 2019

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The Ascension

Ascension Homily - Where to from here? Waiting, waiting!

June 1st 2019

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Path and light

Homily - The Path to Glory Through Love

May 18th 2019

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The Good Sheherd

Homily - 4th Sunday of Easter and Mothers Day

May 11th 2019

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Easter

Homily - Easter

April 20th 2019

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Dali\'s Christ of St John of the Cross

Homily - Good Friday

April 19th 2019

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Last Supper

Homily - Holy Thursday

April 18th 2019

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Lent  reconciliation 2019

Homily - Lent Reconciliation

April 11th 2019

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Woman caught in adultery

Homily - Who's the biggest sinner here?

April 7th 2019

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Prodigal

Homily - Who's lost and found?

March 31st 2019

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Solidarity

Homily - Natural Disasters and Human Evil

March 24th 2019

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Transfiguration Earl Mott

Homily - Jesus Transfiguration

March 17th 2019

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Rebirth and renewal

Homily - Trauma, renewal and hope

March 10th 2019

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We are the church

Homily - We are the Catholic Church

March 3rd 2019

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Beatitudes

Homily - Sermon on the Plain II – Practical applications as Jesus contemporizes

February 23rd 2019 

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The Beatitudes

Homily - Sermon on the Plain – Blessings and Woes Alike

February 16th 2019 

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Vocation

Homily - The Call to be a Christian

February 9th 2019 

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Still Learning

Homily - St Therese's School Staff Mass

January 30th 2019 

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Australia Day

Australia Day - A Reflection on Ministry

January 27th 2019 

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Marriage at Cana

The Wedding at Cana

January 20th 2019 

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Baptism of Jesus

The Baptism of the Lord

January 13th 2019 

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The Epiphany

The Epiphany of the Lord

January 6th 2019 

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Holy Family

The Holy Family of Jesus Mary and Joseph

December 30th 2018

Click here to read Fr John's Homily from The Feast of the Holy Family

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Christmas

December 24th & 25th 2018

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Love thy neighbour

"The Greatest Commandment"

November 3rd & 4th Homily

Click here to read Fr John's Homily from the 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time 

 

Women

"I am still learning"

October 23rd 2018

Click here to read Fr John's Homily from the St Columba's Graduation Mass 

 

Service

"this is a ministry of service, not entitlement or honour"

October 20th & 21st Homily

Click here to read Fr John's Homily from the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time 

 

Fr John\'s Homily

"there is always outreach, another chance, words of compassion, understanding, forgiveness and hope"

October 6th & 7th Homily

Click here to read Fr John's Homily from the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time 

 

Crowd painting

Social Justice Sunday

September 29th & 30th Homily

Click here to read Fr John's Homily from 30th September

 

First Eucharist

St Therese's School and RE Students First Eucharist Weekend 2018

September 15th & 16th Homily

Click here to read Fr John's Homily from 27th July

 

Prophetic Voices

Where and who are the prophetic voices today?

July 7th & 8th Homily

Click here to read Fr John's Homily from 8th July

 

Lent and Easter 2018

Easter Homilies

March 30th - April 1st 2018

Click here to read Fr John's Holy Thursday Homily

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Christmas at Arcadia 2017

Fr John’s Christmas Homily

27th December 2017

For those who missed it, there is a link to Fr John's Christmas Homily below. 

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Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse

22nd December 2017

On the third weekend of Advent, Fr John spoke in his Homily about the findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

 

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Click here for the website of the Royal Commission

Click here for The Age article Fr John references in his Homily