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Homilies 2013-14 (page1)
Advent
2013 to Easter 2014
- Liturgical Year A - Matthew
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Advent 2013 to Easter 2014. scroll down for date required - Advent page - see 2010-11 for previous year A | Easter 2014 onwards

Sunday 1st December 2013 - 1st Sunday of Advent
Gospel: Matthew 24:37-44
with Homily by
Fr. Harry Heijveld - 9am Mass (7:41 mins) >>

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Sunday 8th December 2013 - 2nd Sunday of Advent
Gospel: Matthew 3:1-12
with Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 9am Mass (10:12 mins) >>

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Gaudete Sunday 15th December 2013 - 3rd Sunday of Advent
Gospel: Matthew 11:2-11
with Homily by
Fr. Harry Heijveld - 11am Mass (8:28 mins) >>

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Sunday 22nd December 2013 - 4th Sunday of Advent
Gospel: Matthew 1:18-24
with Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass (10:53 mins) >>

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Wednesday 25th December 2013 - Christmas Day
Gospel: John 1:1-18 - read by Fr. Dyson -
Homily by
Fr. Harry Heijveld - 11am Mass (6.37 mins) >>

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Sunday 5th January 2014 - Feast of the Epithany
Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12 'We saw his star and have come to do Him homage.' - Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass (11:22 mins) >>

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Sunday 12th January 2014 - 1st week in Ordinary Time - Year A
The Baptism of the Lord
Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17 'As soon as Jesus was baptised He saw the Spirit of of God coming down on Him.' - 
Homily by Fr. Harry Heijveld
- 11am Mass (6:35 mins) >>

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Sunday 19th January 2014 - 2nd week in Ordinary Time - Year A 
Gospel: John 1:29-34 'Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.' - Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass (12:02 mins) >>

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Sunday 26th January 2014 - 3rd week in Ordinary Time - Year A
 
Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23 'He went and settled in Capernaum; in this way the prophecy of Isaiah was to be fulfilled.' -
Homily by Fr. Harry Heijveld - 11am Mass (5:42 mins) >>

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Sunday 2nd February 2014 - (4th week in Ordinary Time - Year A )
The Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas) Gospel: Luke 2:22-40 '
'My eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared for all the nations to see, a light to enlighten the pagans and the glory of your people Israel." -
Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass (12:39 mins) >>

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Sunday 9th February 2014 - 5th week in Ordinary Time - Year A
 
Gospel: Matthew 5:13-16 "You are the light of the world." -
Homily by Fr. Harry Heijveld - 11am Mass (6:51 mins) >>

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Sunday 16th February 2014 - 6th week in Ordinary Time - Year A
Gospel: Matthew 5:17-37 ''You have learnt ... but I say this to you." -
Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass (12:25 mins) >>
"Jesus teaches with authority...; the presence of God's life in us...; "

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Sunday 23rd February 2014 - 7th week in Ordinary Time - Year A
 
Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48 "Love your enemies." -
Homily by Fr. Harry Heijveld - 11am Mass (6:34 mins) >>

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Sunday 2nd March 2014 - 8th week in Ordinary Time - Year A
Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34 '
'Do not worry about tomorrow." -
Pastoral Letter for Lent from Bishop Mark O'Toole
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read by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass (8:29 mins) >>
'We need a living relationship with Jesus if we are to share Him with others'

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Sunday 9th March 2014 - 1st Sunday of Lent - Year A
 
Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11 "Jesus fasted for forty days and the tempter came"
Homily by Fr. Harry Heijveld - 11am Mass (7:31 mins) >>

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Sunday 16th March 2014 - 2nd Sunday of Lent - Year A
Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9 ''His face shone like the sun." -
Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 11am Mass (12:32 mins) >>

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Sunday 23rd March 2014 - 3rd Sunday of Lent - Year A
 
Gospel: John 4:5-42 "A spring welling up to eternal life."
Homily by Fr. Harry Heijveld - 11am Mass (12:23 mins) >>

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[ readings Exodus 17:3-7 ~ Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 ]

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Sunday 30th March 2014 - 4th Sunday of Lent - Laetare Sunday- Year A Acclamation - John 8,12 - ''I am the light of the world, says the Lord; anyone who follows me will have the light of life." - Gospel: John 9:1-41 'The blind man went off and washed himself, and came away with his sight restored.'
Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson - 9am Mass (15:04 mins) >>
'Christ comes as a light to scatter the darkness'


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[ readings 1 Samuel 16:1,6-7,10-13 & Ephesians 5:8-14 ]

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"Jesus, in your name the blind see, the lame walk, and the dead are raised to life. Come into our lives and heal the wounds of our broken hearts. Give us eyes of faith to see your glory and hearts of courage to bring you glory in all we say and do." -- 
St. Augustine of Hippo, commenting on this gospel passage, remarks: "If we reflect on the meaning of this miracle, we will see that the blind man is the human race ..." 

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Sunday 6th April 2014 - 5th Sunday of Lent - Year A
 
Gospel: John 11:1-45 "I am the resurrection and the life"; Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. Homily by Fr. Harry Heijveld - 11am Mass (11:49 mins) >>
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[ readings ~ Ezekiel 37:12-14 & Romans 8:8-11 ]

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