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2020 (post covid-19), 43 homilies by Canon Philip, 'Year A' Matthew

December 2020 'Year B' Mark: for Advent and Christmas, 2020-21


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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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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'Sunday Message' for January readings is available via News page

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 the short homily for Mass during Covid-19 3rd lockdown restrictions and also a longer 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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A short, informative homily on offering up 'suffering' by Bishop Robert Barron, at a Mass for Hospital Workers and First Responders (in his private chapel - Jan 12, 2021)

From our audio library: (for 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.'
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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

read homily pdf - if isolating at home, listen to 11am Sunday Mass (Mass begins at 4:15mins after music, edit 42mins)

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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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)

'Sunday Message' for February readings is available via News page

A meditation on ‘The Green Cross’ by Fr. David Annear, for Lent 2021 ~ 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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'Sunday Message' for March readings is available via News page

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

'Sunday Message' for April readings is available via News page

 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 musicians at our church (and some 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 from Handel's Messiah, sung by Dame Isobel Baillie. In a 1979 interview she speaks of singing the Messiah with conviction (faith), never as a concert.)

 icon 'new' animated 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)


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