32nd Sunday in Ordinary time

After a long illness, Moira arrived at the Gates of Heaven. While she was waiting for St Peter to greet her, she peeked through the Gates. She saw a beautiful banquet table. Sitting all around were her parents and all the other people she had loved and who had died before her. They saw her…

29th Sunday in Ordinary time

‘Gott mit uns’ - ‘God is with us’ was reportedly inscribed on the belts of the German soldiers invading Poland in 1939, according to my late grandmother’s stories. The genocidal occupation followed, highlighted by one of the most infamous death camps in Oswiecim, better known by its German name Auschwitz. The ‘Gott mit uns’ ideology…

25th Sunday in Ordinary time

Jack collected lots of money from ‘trick-or-treat’ and he went to the sweet shop to buy some chocolate. ‘You should give that money to charity,’ said the salesgirl. Jack thought for a moment and said, ‘No, I’ll buy the chocolate. You give the money to charity.’ Money is a tricky subject for a sermon. On…

24th Sunday in Ordinary time

‘Did I do something wrong?’ or ‘What did I do wrong?’ are quite common question many Christian parents of adult children ask themselves, when they see that their offspring have drifted away from the church and faith. ‘I took them to church every Sunday, we kept Christian traditions in our home, they had their sacraments...‘…

23rd Sunday in Ordinary time

Shamelessly and with absolute certainty I can say that I am my mother's favourite son. Or even more, I'm her favourite child. How can I make such a boastful claim? It's simple: I'm her only child. 'That's why he's such a spoilt brat' - you might think, and rightly so. But there's a disadvantage to…