Homilies (sermons)

Please note:  For those currently unable to gather with the community of faith because of Coronavirus precautions, homilies continue to be available in audio and text format on the parish website.

Thanksgiving: Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude — from a homily given at St Matthew – St Aidan in Buckhorn as the parish observed Harvest Thanksgiving on 11 October 2020 One of the resources that I follow on social media is one known as Busted Halo. This is a resource from the Paulist Fathers in the Roman Catholic Church…

Have you not heard

Have you not heard? Read today’s gospel scripture → Matthew 21: 33-42 PLEASE NOTE: This homily contains direct and indirect references to the Gospel passage. Having it fresh in your mind will be helpful for understanding and reflection. Listen to this homily Jesus tells yet another parable. And listening this time – apart from us…

Jesus holds up a mirror

Jesus holds up a mirror Read today’s gospel scripture Matthew 21:23-32 Listen to this message There’s quite a tussle of wills and words in the gospel passage for today. The religious leaders pummel Jesus with questions. “By what authority are you doing these acts?”, they ask. Just a while before this Jesus had cast the money-changers…

Homily: Pentecost XVI – Not about when you show up

Not about when you show up Read today’s gospel scripture Matthew 20:1-16 Listen to this message This is the homily delivered today (Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 20 September) at St Luke’s, Peterborough. There was no written text so I warmly invite you to listen to the homily on the audio file above. This was the…

Homily: Pentecost XV — Freed by forgiving

Freed by forgiving Today’s gospel scripture Matthew 18:21-35 Listen to this message Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. “For this reason…

Homily: Pentecost XIV- When two or three are gathered

Two or three gathered together Listen to this message Jesus said, “If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. But if you are not listened to, take one or two…