Homilies Archive

Chrism Mass – All Saints, Kempsey, 18 April 2011

Posted April 9, 2011
All Saints, Kempsey, 18 April, 2011 Dear Brothers and Sisters: Tonight, once again, the Diocese comes to Kempsey, to the parishes of the Southern Deanery. Each year as we assemble, at the Cathedral or in Coffs Harbour, or here among the parishes of the Southern Deanery, for the celebration of this Mass of the Chrism,… View Article

Good Friday 2011

Posted April 9, 2011
St Carthage’s Cathedral, Lismore Anzac Day falling this year on the Monday of the Easter weekend is a coincidence worth noting. We recall again at this time the memory and sacrifice of tens of thousands of young Australians who went away, never to return again to their earthly homeland, giving their lives for an ideal… View Article

Ordination to the Diaconate
 Roland Agrisola, Shelwin Fernandez

Posted November 9, 2010
St Carthage’s Cathedral, Lismore
Feast of St Andrew, Apostle, 30 November 2010 Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, dear Roland and Shelwin: The Gospel of this Ordination Mass brings to our notice two young men who are called, in a seemingly incidental way “as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee” to become “fishers of… View Article

Ordination of Revd Nicolas Maurice

Posted July 9, 2010
St Carthage’s Cathedral, 3 July 2008 Bishop’s Introduction We fill our Cathedral to capacity this evening for a celebration of faith, hope and love, our hearts lifted in joy to our heavenly Father, ready to offer ourselves in and through Christ our High Priest in this Eucharist, and to witness the descent of the Holy… View Article

Ordination of the Revd Peter Wood

Posted July 9, 2010
St Carthage’s Cathedral, Lismore, 30 July 2010 (Readings: Numbers 11:11-12, 14-17, 24-25; II Corinthians 4:1-2, 5-7; St Matthew 9:35-37). Homily There are few more happy occasions in the life of the diocesan Church than the ordination of a new priest. For the man himself years of preparation, prayer, study and testing open definitively in this… View Article