Homilies 2015

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  • Homily for Mass of All Saints St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney       1 Nov 2015
    Amongst the heroes of my childhood were priests, nuns and brothers belonging to various religious orders. They were heroic in the sense of doing more than average by way of giving themselves to God and others.
  • Mass at Sancta Sophia College       11 Aug 2015
    It is a joy to be with you here at Sancta Sophia College for this evening's Mass for the Feast of St Clare and the annual Archbishop's Mass and Dinner...
  • The Mass of Corpus Christi       29 Jun 2015
    Last year marked the 750th anniversary of the promulgation of the feast of Corpus Christi in the universal Church.
  • Mass of the Chair of St Peter       26 Jun 2015
    Designed principally by Bramante, Michelangelo, Maderno and Bernini, St Peter's is the largest church in the world...
  • Opening and Blessing of the Moorgate Building       21 May 2015
    "woman has baby" was the clever headline. In case you are the only person on the planet who hasn't heard Private Eye was referring to the recent birth of Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana...
  • Mass of Admission to Candidacy       15 Apr 2015
    Welcome to tonight's happy celebration of the Eucharist at which three of our brothers in Christ will be admitted to candidacy for the priesthood...
  • Low (Divine Mercy) Sunday       12 Apr 2015
    They were sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, neighbours and friends. They were mostly students, with hopes and dreams and so much unrealized potential.
  • Funeral of Fr Brendan Shiel       8 Apr 2015
    Welcome to the Funeral Mass for our beloved Fr Brendan Shiel, a priest of Jesus Christ for almost 66 years and a loyal servant in the Lord's vineyard
  • Mass of the Last Supper       2 Apr 2015
    Tonight's Mass of the Last Supper marks the beginning of the Sacred Triduum, a three-day-long, more or less continuous Liturgy commemorating the saving events of Christ's Passion, Death and Resurrection.
  • Chrism Mass       2 Apr 2015
    Welcome to this year's Chrism Mass. It is my first opportunity to celebrate this Mass with you as Archbishop and I count it a very real privilege...
  • Mass of Laetare Sunday       15 Mar 2015
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    Welcome to today's Solemn Mass at St Mary's Cathedral. I am especially pleased to acknowledge concelebrating with me today Cardinal George Pell...
  • Mass for First Sunday of Lent, Year B       24 Feb 2015
    Today is the first Sunday of Lent, our annual season of renewal, where we join Noah for his forty days in the wet and Christ for his forty days in the dry...
  • Homily for Ash Wednesday       18 Feb 2015
    Welcome all to today's Mass to begin the Church's penitential season of Lent. Today we impart ashes on our foreheads as sign of our repentance...
  • Mass to Open Seminary Year       12 Feb 2015
    It's our foundation myth as a nation. It's enshrined in our national monuments, public holiday, clubs and secular ritual.
  • Homily for Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B       25 Jan 2015
    Nike will soon release its long-promised MAGs - sneakers capable of lighting-up and self-tightening, inspired by those worn by Marty McFly in the dystopian sci-fi film Back to the Future II...
  • Homily for Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B       18 Jan 2015
    Since Boxing Day we've been treated to the third and last instalment of Peter Jackson's film adaptation of The Hobbit, prequel to his enormously successful Lord of the Rings trilogy...