Homily Index

Liturgical Years - Sundays
Day Year A Year B Year C
Advent
First Sunday of Advent .........
Second Sunday of Advent Homily...Homily
Third Sunday of Advent ...HomilyHomily
Fourth Sunday of Advent ......Homily
Christmas
Nativity of the Lord Homily
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph .........
Mary, Mother of God ...
2nd Sunday after Christmas ...
The Epiphany of the Lord Homily 2012
Homily 2013
Baptism of the Lord Homily......
Lent
First Sunday of Lent Homily...Homily
Second Sunday of Lent .........
Third Sunday of Lent .........
Fourth Sunday of Lent ......Homily
Fifth Sunday of Lent .........
Passion (Palm) Sunday Homily......
Easter Triduum
Holy Thursday
Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper
Homily
Good Friday
Celebration of the Lord's Passion
Homily
Easter Sunday Homily
Eastertide
Second Sunday of Easter ...Homily...
Third Sunday of Easter .........
Fourth Sunday of Easter Homily......
Fifth Sunday of Easter .........
Sixth Sunday of Easter ...Homily+...
The Ascension of the Lord ......Homily
Seventh Sunday of Easter .........
Pentecost Sunday Homliy
Ordinary Time
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time HomilyHomily...
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time ......Homily
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time ...Homily...
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time HomilyNotes+...
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time ...Homily+...
7th Sunday in Ordinary Time .........
8th Sunday in Ordinary Time .........
9th Sunday in Ordinary Time .........
10th Sunday in Ordinary Time ......Homily
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time .........
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time .........
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time ...Notes...
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time ...Homily+...
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time HomilyHomily...
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Guest HomilyHomily...
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time ...Homily...
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time ...Homily...
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time HomilyHomily...
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time ...HomilyHomily
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time ...Homily...
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time ...Homily...
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time ...Homily+Homily
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily......
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time ...Homily...
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time .........
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time ...HomilyHomily
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time HomilyHomily...
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time .........
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time .........
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time ...Homily...
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time ...HomilyHomily
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily......
Solemnities
The Most Holy Trinity .........
The Most Holy Body and Blood of the Lord  (Corpus Christi) ...Homily+Homily
The Most Sacred Heart ...... ...
St Joseph .........
The Annunciation of the Lord .........
The Nativity of St John the Baptist ...Notes...
St Peter and St Paul .........
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Homily
All Saints Homily
Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Souls) .........
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary .........
Feasts
Christ the King
34th Sunday in Ordinary Time
.........
The Presentation of the Lord .........
The Transfiguration of the Lord .........
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross Homily
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica Homily......
Other Memorials & other Celebrations
Homily during VenerationHomily+
Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Blessed Virgin Mary Homily

It's a wonderful privilege to be allowed to preach and much to my surprise during formation it became one of the high points of my ministry. I love preaching, I love seeing the faces in the congregation as something sinks in, as Gods message, Gods love is opened up for them. I love the buzz I get when writing a homily after hours of nothing suddenly comes inspiration from the Spirit and words just flow.

I am one of 4 deacons who preach once a month in 6 different churches in our communion of parishes. I am publishing my homilies on this site to let more of our congregation hear or read them. I am always glad to receive feedback so feel free to comment on the blog, email me or just come and talk to me at the back of church.

As I was only ordained in 2011 much of the table below is currently empty but over the coming years I hope will soon begin to fill up. Their are five type of entry:
  • "---" meaning I haven't preached on that day yet.
  • "Homily" Which is a link to the homily.
  • "Homily+" Which is a link to the homily and an audio recording or pod cast of the homily.
  • "Notes" Which are a very basic collection of thoughts, links and other things I found and thought about while preparing to preach.
  • "Notes+" Again rough notes but where I also recorded the homily.
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If you want to know more about the liturgical year and the readings, then I can recommend The Liturgy Office of Engalnd & Wales website www.liturgyoffice.org.uk which I have used to help build this page.