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2020 43 homilies by Canon Philip, 'Year A' Matthew. | December 2020 'Year B' Mark, for Advent and Christmas


3rd January, 2nd Sunday in Christmastime
Readings (Year B): 1st; Ecclesiasticus 24:1-2.8-12. Psalm; 147. 2nd; Ephesians 1:3-6.15-18. Gospel; John 1:1-5.9-14

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If isolating at home listen to 5pm Vigil Mass (edit 38 mins)

Sunday 10th January, Baptism of the Lord

Readings (Year B): 1st; Isaiah 55:1-11 Psalm; Isaiah 12. 2nd; 1 John 5:1-9 Gospel; Mark 1:7-11

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17th January, 2nd Sunday in ordinary time
Readings (Year B): 1st: 1 Samuel 3:3-10. 19. Psalm: 39. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 6:13-15. 17-20. Gospel: John 1:35-42.

Read short homily for Mass during Covid-19 3rd lockdown restrictions and the long version for reading online (pdf)

24th January, 3rd Sunday in ordinary time

Readings (Year B): 1st: Jonah 3:1-5. 10. Psalm: 24. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31. Gospel: Mark 1:14-20.

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External link: Homily by Bishop Robert Barron on offering up suffering, given at a Mass for Hospital Workers and First Responders (in his private chapel - Jan 12, 2021)

From our library: (in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18-25th Jan), The CTIPA Christian Unity Service, with Choral Evening Prayer, in our Parish church on 22nd Jan 2012. Preacher: The Bishop of Truro, Tim Thornton; 'if we take prayer seriously, will the process of prayer allow the possibility of change ... structural unity, working together.'  listen to audio file listen / download mp3 audio (16:20 mins)


31st January, 4th Sunday in ordinary time. Readings (Year B): 1st: Deuteronomy 18:15-20. Psalm: 94. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 7:32-35. Gospel: Mark 1:21-28. read homily pdf


7th February, 5th Sunday in ordinary time

Readings (Year B): 1st: Job 7:1-4. 6-7. Psalm: 146. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 9:16-19. 22-23. Gospel: Mark 1:29-3

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14th February, 6th Sunday in ordinary time

Readings (Year B): 1st: Leviticus 13:1-2. 44-46. Psalm 31. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1. Gospel: Mark 1:40-45

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Article: Why did Jesus touch the leper, by Origen of Alexandria (185-254 AD): "And why did [Jesus] touch him, since the law forbade the touching of a leper? He touched him to show that 'all things are clean to the clean' (Titus 1:15). Because the filth that is in one person does not adhere to others, nor does external uncleanness defile the clean of heart. So he touches him in his untouchability, that he might instruct us in humility; that he might teach us that we should despise no one, or abhor them, or regard them as pitiable, because of some wound of their body or some blemish for which they might be called to render an account... So, stretching forth his hand to touch, the leprosy immediately departs. The hand of the Lord is found to have touched not a leper, but a body made clean! Let us consider here, beloved, if there be anyone here that has the taint of leprosy in his soul, or the contamination of guilt in his heart? If he has, instantly adoring God, let him say: 'Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.'" (from Fragments on Matthew 2.2-3)


A meditation on ‘The Green Cross’ for Lent 2021, by Fr. David Annear ~ Lent resources

21st February, 1st Sunday in Lent

Readings (Year B): 1st: Genesis 9:8-15. 44-46. Psalm 24. 2nd: 1 Peter 3:18-22. Gospel: Mark 1:12-15

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if isolating listen to 21st Feb Sunday Mass (edit 37 mins)

28th February, 2nd Sunday in Lent

Readings (Year B): 1st: Genesis 22:1-2. 9-13. 15-18. Psalm: 115. 2nd: Romans 8:31-34. Gospel: Mark 9:2-10

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MARCH 2021

7th March, 3rd Sunday in Lent

Readings (Year B): 1st: Exodus 20:1-17. 9-13. 15-18. Psalm: 18. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 1:22-25. Gospel: John 2:13-25

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 14th March, 4th (Laetare) Sunday in Lent

Readings (Year B): 1st: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16. 19-23. Psalm 136. 2nd: Ephesians 2:4-10. Gospel: John 3:14-21

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21st March, 5th Sunday in Lent

Readings (Year B): 1st: Jeremiah 31:31-34. Psalm 50. 2nd: Hebrews 5:7-9. Gospel: John 12:20-33

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28th March, Palm Sunday of the Passion of The Lord

Readings (Year B): 1st: Isaiah 50:4-7. Psalm 21. 2nd: Philippians 2:6-11. Gospel: Mark 14:1-15:47 The passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark

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Music for the Triduum during Covid-19 restrictions on singing, from choir and musicians at our church.

APRIL 2021

 4th April, Easter Sunday

Readings (Year B): 1st: Acts 10:34. 37-43. Psalm 117. 2nd: Colossians 3:1-4. Gospel: John 20:1-9.

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listen to audio file listen to Holy Saturday Solemnity of the Lord's Resurrection - The Easter Vigil  Mass (edit 55 mins)

Music for the Triduum during Covid-19 restrictions on singing, from choir and other musicians at our church (with external links for Easter 2021)

‘True Life in Christ  - A Meditation for Easter’ 2021 by Canon David Annear, based on the fourth of our Rosary windows, the Glorious Mysteries.

Archive: Renewal of Baptismal Promises (Easter 2004) - Fr. Cormac speaker icon click here (1:41 mins)


 11th April 2021 Divine Mercy Sunday 2nd of Easter

Readings (Year B): 1st: Acts 4:32-35. Psalm 117. 2nd: 1 John 5:1-6. Gospel: John 20:19-31. read homily pdf

(referenced in homily: I know that my Redeemer liveth, Aria from Handel's Messiah, sung by Dame Isobel Baillie. In a 1979 interview she spoke of singing the work with conviction (faith) never as a concert)

 18th April 2021 3rd Sunday of Easter

Readings (Year B): 1st: Acts 3:13-15. 17-19. Psalm 4. 2nd: 1 John 2:1-5. Gospel: Luke 24:35-48.

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Archive: Divine Mercy Sunday pm devotions (2013) - Fr. Louis Rieunier  speaker icon click here (7:02 mins)

Archive: Readings from 2013 pm service of devotions. The full afternoon service included, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Eucharistic Adoration, Benediction, Veneration, Reconciliation. Parish readers and Fr. Louis 
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22:43 mins ... (more Divine Mercy Sunday ~ prayers download)


25th April 2021 4th Sunday of Easter. Readings (Year B): 1st: Acts 4:8-12. Psalm 117. 2nd: 1 John 3:1-2. Gospel: John 10:11-18.

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MAY 2021

 2nd May 2021 5th Sunday of Easter

Readings (Year B): 1st: Acts 9:26-31. Psalm 21. 2nd: 1 John 3:18-24. Gospel: John 15:1-8. read homily pdf

 9th May 2021 6th Sunday of Easter

Readings (Year B): 1st: Acts 10:25-26. 34-35. 44-48. Psalm 97. 2nd: 1 John 4:7-10. Gospel: John 15:9-17. read homily pdf

External link: How to Know Christ Is Alive in You - Bishop Barron’s Sermon for 5th Sunday of Easter (more on his 'WoF' YouTube channel)


13th May 2021 Feast of the Ascension

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 16th May 2021 7th Sunday of Easter

Readings (Year B): 1st: Acts 1:15-17. 20-26. Psalm: 102. 2nd: 1 John 4:11-16. Gospel: John 17:11-19. read homily pdf ('Prayer')

speaker icon listen Gospel + Homily, vigil Mass, Canon David mp3 7.5mins

External link: Bishop Barron on Why the Ascension of Jesus Matters

speaker icon listen 5pm vigil Mass Canon David mp3 (edited 30mins)


 23rd May 2021

Bishop Mark's Pentecost Sunday Pastoral Letter: video or read pdf. This weekend we have a Pastoral Letter from Bishop Mark. Referring to the G7 at Carbis Bay in June, one theme is the Environment which encourages us to pray with the Psalmist for this Pentecost Sunday:
‘Send forth your Spirit O Lord, and renew the face of the earth.’

30th May 2021 Trinity Sunday

Readings (Year B): 1st: Deuteronomy 4:32-34. 39-40. Psalm: 32. 2nd: Romans 8:14-17. Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20

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JUNE 2021

6th June 2021 Corpus Christi

Readings (Year B): 1st: Exodus 24:3-8. Psalm: 115. 2nd: Hebrews 9:11-15. Gospel: Mark 14:12-16. 22-26.

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13th June 2021 11th Sunday ordinary time

Readings (Year B): 1st: Ezekiel 17:22-24. Psalm: 91. 2nd: 2 Cor 5:6-10. Gospel: Mark 4:26-34.

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speaker icon listen to recording at 5pm vigil mass mp3 10:36 mins, apologies for noise due to a microphone failure


20th June 2021 12th Sunday ordinary time

Readings (Year B): 1st: Job 38:1. 8-11. Psalm: 106. 2nd: 2 Corinthians 5:14-17. Gospel: Mark 4:35-41.

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 icon 'new' animated 27th June 2021 13th Sunday ordinary time

Readings (Year B): 1st: Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24. Psalm: 29. 2nd: 2 Corinthians 8:7. 9. 13-15. Gospel: Mark 5:21-43.

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29th June 2021 SS Peter & Paul

1st reading: Acts 12:1-11. Psalm: 33(34):2-9. 2nd reading: 2 Timothy 4:6-8,17-18. Gospel: Mt 16:13-19 ‘You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church’.

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JULY 2021

4th July 2021 - 14th Sunday ordinary time

Readings (Year B): 1st: Ezekiel 2:2-5. Psalm: 122. 2nd: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10. Gospel: Mark 6:1-6.

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11th July 2021 as Fr. Philip was away, a previous homily for 15th Sunday OT year B from our 2015 audio library 

Readings: Amos 7:12-15 & Ephesians 1:3-14 - Gospel: Mark 6:7-13 "Jesus summoned the twelve and began to send them out"

speaker icon Listen (3.33MB MP3 - 9:40 mins. 2015)

From our library: Reflection for Fifteenth Sunday in ordinary time Year B: Jesus sent out the Twelve to preach the Good News of the Kingdom of God and to bring healing to those who were suffering – in other words, to enhance the lives of others. Sometimes we may find ourselves having doubts as to whether we are on the 'right track' in our Christian discipleship. We may occasionally ask ourselves, “Am I, or am I not, doing God’s will, and living as he wants me to?” It can be all too easy to confuse what we want with what God wants - a golden opportunity for the devil to step in and muddy the proverbial waters.

The scriptures provide essential guidelines by which we can check whether we are truly on the 'right track', or merely going off on our own sweet way. One important measuring rod is that saying of Jesus, “By their fruits you shall know them.” The most important of these fruits is love. We read in the first letter of St John, “He who says he is in the light and hates his brother (or sister) is in the darkness still…” It is interesting that St John uses this particular word, “brother”; it brings home to us very powerfully that the Church is a family, and in that family (as in all other families), everyone has an important part to play. If any individual is difficult, or quarrelsome, or not regular in attendance, the whole family is the poorer for it.

“By their fruits you shall know them.” St Paul very kindly lists the kind of fruits for which we should be known: “But I say, walk by the Spirit, ....the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law.… And let us not grow weary in welldoing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Selections from Galatians chapter 5).

It is clear that we should all strive to produce good fruit in that way in our daily lives. To do so is very much to our benefit, the benefit of those around us, and the benefit of the family of the Church, the 'household of faith.' This is one very effective way of evangelising – arguably the most effective and fruitful way. ~ Fr John Gilbert


as Fr. Philip was away, a previous homily by him at 11am Mass for 16th Sunday OT year B from our 2015 audio library. speaker icon Listen (3.20Mb MP3 - 9:18 mins. 2015)

Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-6 & Ephesians 2:13-18 - Gospel: Mark 6:30-34 "They were like sheep without a shepherd"

also from our 2015 library for 16th Sunday OT year B, Homily at 9am Mass by Fr. Jon Bielawski (visiting from Falmouth).

speaker icon Listen (2.76Mb MP3 - 8:02 mins. 2015) 'The generous response of Jesus'

[ - Dominican Friars: homily for today ]

“The Lord invites us to cast the net afresh and to reach out to others. If we do not know how to do it, then love will show us the way.” ~ Bishop Mark


 25th July 2021 - 17th Sunday ordinary time

Readings (Year B): 1st: 2 Kings 4:42-44. Psalm: 144. 2nd: Ephesians 4:1-6. Gospel: John 6:1-15.

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1st August 2021 - 18th Sunday ordinary time

Readings (Year B): 1st: Exodus 16:2-4. 12-15. Psalm: 77. 2nd: Ephesians 4:17. 20-24. Gospel: John 6:24-35.

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8th August 2021 - 19th Sunday ordinary time

Readings (Year B): 1st: 1 Kings 19:4-8. Psalm: 33. 2nd: Ephesians 4:30-5:2. Gospel: John 6:41-51.

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15th August 2021
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Readings: 1st: Apocalypse 11:19. 12:1-6. 10. Psalm: 44. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 15:20-26. Gospel: Luke 1:39-56.

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22nd August 2021 - 21st Sunday ordinary time

Readings (Year B): 1st: Joshua 24:1-2. 15-18. Psalm: 33. 2nd: Ephesians 5:21-32. Gospel: John 6:60-69.

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29th August 2021 - 22nd Sunday ordinary time

Readings (Year B): 1st: Deuteronomy 4:1-2. 6-8. Psalm: 14. 2nd: James 1:17-18. 21-22. 27. Gospel: Mark 7:1-8. 14-15. 21-23.

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'Sunday Message' - click here for September readings and more


No homily for 5th September as Fr. Philip was away. Visit our audio library for 2015 - for a 23rd Sunday OT previous homily

12th September 2021- 24th Sunday ordinary time

Readings (Year B): 1st: Isaiah 50:5-9. Psalm: 114. 2nd: James 2:14-18. Gospel: Mark 8:27-35.

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 19th September 2021 - 25th Sunday ordinary time

Readings (Year B): 1st: Wisdom 2:12. 17-20. Psalm: 53. 2nd: James 3:16–4:3. Gospel: Mark 9:30-37.

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26th September 2021 - 26th Sunday ordinary time

Readings (Year B): 1st: Numbers 11:25-29 Psalm: 18. 2nd: James 5:1-6. Gospel: Mark 9:38-43. 45. 47-48.

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'Sunday Message' - click here for October readings and more

 3rd October 2021 - 27th Sunday ordinary time

Readings (Year B): 1st: Genesis 2:18-24 Psalm: 127. 2nd: Hebrews 2:9-11. Gospel: Mark 10:2-16.

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 10th October 2021 - 28th Sunday ordinary time

Readings (Year B): 1st: Wisdom 7:7-11 Psalm: 89. 2nd: Hebrews 4:12-13. Gospel: Mark 10:17-30.

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icon 'new' animated 17th October 2021 - 29th Sunday ordinary time

Readings (Year B): 1st: Isaiah 53:10-11 Psalm: 32. 2nd: Hebrews 4:14-16. Gospel: Mark 10.35-45.

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