Homilies Archive

Sesquicentenary of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Lismore

Posted April 9, 2010
Homily by the Most Revd Geoffrey Jarrett, DD, Bishop of Lismore, at the Commemorative Mass, St Carthage’s Cathedral, 28 April, 2010 Feast of St Peter Chanel, Priest & Martyr Dear brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ: when in 1860 the first Catholic school on the North Coast was opened at South Grafton – just a… View Article

Chrism Mass at St Augustine’s Church, Coffs Harbour

Posted March 29, 2010
Mass of the Chrism St Augustine’s Church, Coffs Harbour, 29th March, 2010 My dear Catholic people of the Church of Lismore from the different parishes of the Diocese, Religious brothers and sisters, and this evening especially those called out from among you to sacramental service as your priests and deacons, and those of our brothers,… View Article

The Centenary of the Death of Bishop Jeremiah Doyle

Posted June 9, 2009
St Carthage’s Cathedral, Lismore, 3 June 2009. Readings: Ecclus. 44:1-15; Mt. 7:21-29. This week a century ago also occurred between Pentecost and Trinity Sundays. For generations later, as we mark this centenary with a celebration of thankfulness to God for the life and work of Lismore’s first Bishop, we can only imagine the sadness and… View Article

Priests’ Funeral: Bishop’s Homily

Posted April 9, 2007
Requiem Mass for the Repose of the Souls of Father Charles Kakumanu and Father Stephen Joseph O’Donnell Homily by the Most Revd Geoffrey Jarrett, Bishop of Lismore St Carthage’s Cathedral, Wednesday 11th April, 2007 AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF MASS: I wish to commence the celebration of this Requiem Mass for Father Stephen and Father Charles… View Article

Homily by the Most Revd Geoffrey Jarrett, Bishop of Lismore

Posted April 9, 2007
The morning of Holy Thursday has long been the traditional time for the celebration of this Mass for the blessing of the Oil of the Sick and the Oil of Catechumens and the consecration of the Sacred Chrism. The introduction to the rite permits, however, that if it is too difficult for the clergy and… View Article