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Homilies - Sermons Library
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Homilies help unlock the scriptures. Hearing them again may reinforce your personal understanding, also useful for Bible study.
"How can I [understand] unless someone instructs me?" Acts 8:31

There is much in our library worth listening to (if public Masses are unavailable)
for reflection, inspiration, RCIA, reference etc, to help understand each liturgical year's scripture readings

Content also includes pastoral letters, readings and music, more than 339 items available pre 2020 + 43 in 2020.

From 2020, more homilies by former parish priest Fr. Cormac Breathnach are being added from audio archives click here or scroll down This will take a long time to complete. Please revisit occasionally.

nb: Dominican Friars Torch website has a Catholic homily each week. other external links in green panel below.

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Homily and reflection external resources: links open in a new window or tab

Zenit Rome | Homilies and more from Pope Francis | read Pope Francis on Twitter | L'Osservatore Romano | Vatican Radio & on YouTube | Vatican information service (a useful archive) | Catholic News Agency

Dominican Friars Torch website has a Catholic homily each week. | Bishop Robert Barron's Word on Fire website | blog & sermons from Fr. Dylan James | "Wednesday Word" Sunday Gospel reflections (Lectio Divina) | weekly reflections and more from CAFOD | Daily Readings and Meditations useful for 'the journey in faith'.

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"Go out to the whole world, and proclaim the good news to all creation" Mark 16:15
"The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not, "What a lovely sermon!" but, "I will do something!" ~ St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622), Doctor of the Church;
"We are the sermons the world is heeding." ~ Billy Graham;
"Preaching is thirty minutes in which to raise the dead." ~ John Ruskin;
"Preaching should break a hard heart and heal a broken one." ~ John Newton:
"It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless we preach as we walk." ~ St. Francis of Assisi:;
"To teach in order to lead others to faith is the task of every preacher and of each believer." ~ St. Thomas Aquinas;
"Every sermon should be an agony of the soul, a passion to beget Christ in the souls of men." ~ St. John Chrysostom "Faith cometh by hearing" ~ Romans 10-17 | "Go in peace to glorify the Lord by your lives" ~ Mass dismissal

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'Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin...' Zechariah 4:10 NLT.

"You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere." ~ Helen Adams Keller".

"Some of the best tasting and nutrient filled fruits are rather small. We don't need to do something big. We just need to do something that bears fruit." ~ Ray Lammie

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