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Homilies 2024 - Year B Mark
 Homily notes by Canon Philip Dyson (or recordings) also library links
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2023 Homilies

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25th December 2023 - Christmas - Midnight Mass

speaker icon listen / download homily by Fr. Philip (with Gospel 16 mins)

Read: 'Peace on Earth to People of Goodwill', Fr. David's Meditation for Christmastide - inspired by our Rosary windows and the Joyful mysteries; also Fr David's East Window (Saints) meditation and Immaculate Conception Window meditation

JANUARY 2024

 1st January 2024 - Mary Mother of God - see library archive

7th January 2024 - The Epiphany

Readings: (Year B): 1st: Isaiah 60:1-6. 2nd: Ephesians 3:2-3,5-6. 
Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12. 'The visit of the Magi'

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8th January 2024 - The Baptism of the Lord

speaker icon From our library: The Baptism of the Lord 2013 - Homily by Fr. Louis Rieunier click to listen or download (8.05mins)

Alleluia, Alleluia! The Heavens opened and the Father's voice resounded: "This is My Son, the Beloved. Listen to Him." Alleluia - Mk 9:8

14th January 2024 - 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings: (Year B): 1st: 1 Samuel 3:3-10,19. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 6:13-15,17-20. Gospel: John 1:35-42. 'We have found the Messiah'

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21st January 2024 - 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings: (Year B): 1st: Jonah 3:1-5,10. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31. Gospel: Mark 1:14-20. 'I will make you into fishers of men'

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28th January 2024 - 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings: (Year B): 1st: Deut 18:15-20. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 7:32-35. Gospel: Mark 1:21-28. 
'Unlike the scribes, he taught them with authority'

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external link >> watch 'Surrender to the Holy One' sermon from Bishop Barron. “Friends, the first reading from Deuteronomy today is of signal importance. Moses, speaking to the people before they enter the Promised Land, says, “A prophet like me will the LORD, your God, raise up for you from among your own kin; to him you shall listen.” These words haunted the mind of Israel. Moses was the supreme authority; there was no figure in the Old Testament more important. Who could be greater than Moses? We find the answer in the Gospel: Jesus of Nazareth, the Holy One of God, who speaks on his own authority.”

FEBRUARY

4th February 2024 - 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings: (Year B): 1st: Job 7:1-4,6-7. Psalm 146(147):1-6. 2nd: 1 Cor 9:16-19,22-23. Gospel: Mark 1:29-39. 'He cast out devils and cured many who were suffering from disease'

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11th February 2024 - 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings: (Year B): 1st: Leviticus 13:1-2,44-46. 2nd: 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1. Gospel: Mark 1:40-45.
'The leprosy left the man at once, and he was cured'

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external link >> watch 'Pray, Serve, Evangelize' today's sermon from Bishop Barron

18th February 2024 - 1st Sunday in Lent

Readings: (Year B): 1st: Genesis 9:8-15. Psalm 24(25):4-6,7b-9. 2nd: 1 Peter 3:18-22. Gospel: Mark 1:12-15. 'Jesus was tempted by Satan, and the angels looked after him'

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25th February 2024 - 2nd Sunday in Lent

Readings: (Year B): 1st: Genesis 22:1-2,9-13,15-18. 2nd: Romans 8:31-34. Gospel: Mark 9:2-10. 'This is my Son, the Beloved'

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MARCH ~ Fr Philip is unwell, please keep him in your prayers

3rd March 2024 - 3rd Sunday in Lent

Readings: (Year B): 1st: Exodus 20:1-17. 2nd: 1 Cor 1:22-25. Gospel: John 2:13-25. 'Destroy this sanctuary and in three days I will raise it up'

read / download Fr. Philip's 2021 homily notes ... 

10th March 2024 - 4th Sunday in Lent (Laetare)

Readings: (Year B): 1st: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16,19-23. 2nd: Ephesians 2:4-10. Gospel: John 3:14-21. 'God sent his Son so that through him the world might be saved'

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external link >> watch 'A Tour of the Ten Commandments' today's sermon from Bishop Robert Barron

Laetare Sunday is the new moon, which is the Paschal Moon guiding the date of Easter. This year it also marks the start of Ramadan. Also Mothering Sunday, a word I think covers something much wider than has become common “Mothers’ Day.” Of course, our own mothers are important, but it widens to Our Lady ‘mothering the Church, her children. Happy Laetare/Mothering Sunday. Fr. Philip 10th March 2024

external link >> watch 'Face Your Fears' today's sermon from Bishop Barron .. the Gospel on this Fourth Sunday of Lent includes one of the most famous verses in the Bible: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life” (John 3:16)

17th March 2024 - 5th Sunday in Lent

Readings: (Year B): 1st: Jeremiah 31:31-34. 2nd: Hebrews 5:7-9.
Gospel:
John 12:20-33. 'If a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies, it yields a rich harvest'

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24th March 2024 -
Palm Sunday of the Passion of The Lord

Readings: (Year B): 1st: Isaiah 50:4-7. 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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external link >> watch 'Put Yourself in the Passion Narrative' Palm Sunday sermon from Bishop Barron ... 'what I want to do today is something a little bit different: instead of putting the focus on Jesus, I want to focus on a series of people around him as they react in different ways to the events of the Passion, putting ourselves in the scene. Who do we identify with in this story as Jesus comes toward his death?'

external link >> 'Verbum Caro, Panem Verum' 
Bishop Barron's
sermon for Holy Thursday Mass 2024

external link >> 'Quod Scripsi, Scripsi' 
Bishop Barron's sermon for Good Friday 2024

31st March 2024 - Easter Sunday

Readings: (Year B): 1st: Acts 10:34,37-43. 2nd: Colossians 3:1-4.

Gospel: John 20:1-9. 'He must rise from the dead'

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

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

external link >> watch 'Evidence of the Resurrection' Easter Sunday sermon from Bishop Barron ... 'Friends, a very happy and blessed Easter! We come to the climax of the Church’s year, the feast of feasts, the very reason for being of Christianity. Everything in Christian life centers around the Resurrection. And the Church gives us, every year, the account of Easter morning from the Gospel of John. I want to bring out just one feature that John especially draws attention to—namely, the burial cloths left behind in the tomb. These strange and wonderful cloths that opened the door to faith long ago could perhaps do the same thing today.'

external link >> watch 'Declare the Resurrection' 
Bishop Barron's sermon at Mass for Easter Sunday 2024

APRIL ~ Fr Philip is unwell, please continue to keep him in your prayers

7th April 2024 - Divine Mercy Sunday

Readings: (Year B): 1st: Acts 4:32-35. 2nd: 1 John 5:1-6. Gospel: John 20:19-31. 'Eight days later, Jesus came again and stood among them'

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(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)

From our Homily Library: Divine Mercy Sunday pm devotions (2013) 
Fr. Louis Rieunier  speaker icon click here
(7:02 mins)

From our audio library: Readings from 2013 pm devotions. The full afternoon service included, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Eucharistic Adoration, Benediction, Veneration, Reconciliation. Parish readers and Fr. Louis Rieunier speaker icon click here .... service edited to 22:43 mins ... 
(more Divine Mercy Sunday ~ prayers download)

14th April 2024 - 3rd Sunday of Easter

Readings (Year B): 1st: Acts 3:13-15. 17-19. 2nd: 1 John 2:1-5.
Gospel:
Luke 24:35-48. 'It is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead'

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21st April 2024 - 4th Sunday of Easter

Readings (Year B): 1st: Acts 4:8-12. 2nd: 1 John 3:1-2. Gospel: John 10:11-18. 'The good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep'

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external link >> watch 'What Happens After We Die? 
Bishop Barron's sermon for 3rd Sunday of Easter 2024

external link >> watch 'Three Qualities of a Good Shepherd' 
Bishop Barron's sermon for 4th Sunday of Easter 2024

28th April 2024 - 5th Sunday of Easter

Readings (Year B): Acts 9:26-31. 2nd: 1 John 3:18-24.
Gospel:
John 15:1-8.
"I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, with me in him, bears fruit in plenty."

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2015 Homily by Fr. Philip speaker icon Listen or download audio (11:23 mins)

2012 Homily by Fr. Philip listen to audio file Listen or download audio (12:32 mins)

MAY ~ Fr Philip is unwell, please continue to keep him in your prayers

5th May 2024 - 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.  

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2015 Homily by Fr. Philip speaker icon Listen or download audio (10:25 mins)

 2012 Homily by Fr. Philip listen to audio file Listen or download audio (11.34 mins)

12th May 2024 - 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.

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2015 Homily by Fr. Philip speaker icon Listen or download audio (10:25 mins)

19th May 2024 - Pentecost Sunday

Year B Gospel: John 15: 26-27 "The Spirit of truth will lead you to the complete truth", 2015 Homily by Fr. Philip - 11am Mass
speaker icon Listen or download audio (recording incomplete 10:39 mins)

2015 Homily by Fr. John Gilbert (visiting from Falmouth & Helston - 9am Mass)  speaker icon Listen or download audio (8:04 mins)

26th May 2024 - 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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external link >> watch 'Fruits of the Spirit, Works of the Flesh' 
Bishop Barron's sermon for Pentecost Sunday 2024

JUNE ~ Fr Philip is unwell, please continue to keep him in your prayers

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