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  • HOMILY FOR MASS OF THE 12TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME YEAR B
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on June 20, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    It’s blowing a gale, the sea is wild, the waves breaking over, the boat filling with water (Mk 4:35-41). Where’s Jesus when you need Him? Sound asleep… The post HOMILY FOR MASS OF THE 12TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME YEAR B appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR 11TH SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME YEAR B
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on June 13, 2021 at 1:04 am

    There’s an old Peanuts comic in which everybody’s self-appointed life-coach, Lucy, is telling her younger brother Linus about the many uses of a tree. “They provide shade from the sun,” she tells him, “and protection from the rain. They prevent erosion, and their wood is used to build beautiful buildings.” The post HOMILY FOR 11TH SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME YEAR B appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR MASS FOR THURSDAY OF THE 10TH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME Year 1
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on June 10, 2021 at 4:09 am

    Faust: in German legend he was a learned, successful yet dissatisfied man who made a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. The legend has been retold in books, plays, movies, even an opera. The post HOMILY FOR MASS FOR THURSDAY OF THE 10TH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME Year 1 appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • INTRODUCTION TO MASS OF CORPUS CHRISTI THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on June 6, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Jacques Pantaléon was a cobbler’s son who entered the priesthood and, with local mystic Juliana of Liège, introduced the Feast of Corpus Christi into that diocese. The post INTRODUCTION TO MASS OF CORPUS CHRISTI THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR THE STATE FUNERAL & PONTIFICAL SERVICE OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL OUTSIDE MASS FOR ROBERT “BOZO” FULTON AM
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on June 6, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    How do we measure a life? By the length of years, wealth or honours, Facebook friends and Instagram likes? Is it more a matter of whether a person got what they wanted much of the time, a good balance of joys over sorrows, things to be proud of over causes for shame? The post HOMILY FOR THE STATE FUNERAL & PONTIFICAL SERVICE OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL OUTSIDE MASS FOR ROBERT “BOZO” FULTON AM appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR THE MASS OF ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD OF REV. DANIEL DRUM FMVD & REV. STEPHEN DRUM FMVD
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on May 28, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Many of you will know the TV series The Chosen, written and directed by Dallas Jenkins, and starring Jonathan Roumie as Jesus. It is the first ever life of Christ as a multi-season series, crowdfunded and viewed through an app. The post HOMILY FOR THE MASS OF ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD OF REV. DANIEL DRUM FMVD & REV. STEPHEN DRUM FMVD appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR MASS FOR THE BICENTENARY OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION IN AUSTRALIA
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on May 23, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Two hundred years ago Frs Philip Connolly and John Joseph Therry were appointed the first Catholic chaplains to the colony. They’d barely arrived when they started building the first chapel to Mary Help of Christians on this site and the first Catholic school in Parramatta. The post HOMILY FOR MASS FOR THE BICENTENARY OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION IN AUSTRALIA appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR SOLEMN MASS OF PENTECOST (YEAR B)
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on May 22, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Happy birthday! We gather today, as we would for any birthday party, so we can celebrate the Church’s birthday together. The Acts of the Apostles tell us that before Pentecost the disciples gathered in the upper room with Mary to pray for the wisdom to know what to do next (Acts 1:13-14). The post HOMILY FOR SOLEMN MASS OF PENTECOST (YEAR B) appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR MASS OF THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD, YEAR B
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on May 15, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    It’s God’s big tick to Jesus. The resurrection and ascension vindicate His earthly life, confirm His divinity, and testify to the truth of His teaching. The post HOMILY FOR MASS OF THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD, YEAR B appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Ninth Pastoral Letter for Pentecost Sunday
    by cathcomms on May 12, 2021 at 4:12 am

    Come Holy Spirit! Lead us Back to Mass for the Church’s Birthday! Ninth Pastoral Letter to the Clergy and Faithful of Sydney during the COVID-19 Pandemic In the lead up to Pentecost Sunday, 23 May 2021 The post Ninth Pastoral Letter for Pentecost Sunday appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.