Category Archives: Homilies

  • Day with Readers and Eucharistic Ministers

    Pentecost 2008, 10 May 2008 In the Scriptures the Spirit is symbolised as the “breath of God” which transmits the life of God in the creation of Adam: Yahweh God fashioned man of dust from the soil. Then he breathed into his nostrils a breath of life, and thus man became a living being. It […]

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  • A Message from Bishop Terry on Justice and Peace

    As Christians we should know that justice is the bare minimum we owe to one another. It arises out of our natural interdependence. Justice cannot be avoided; it is the foundation of so much else, not least of all peace. Without justice there can be no peace and without peace there can be no civilising […]

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  • Venerable Marie Madeleine d’Houet

    Mass to Celebrate the Life, Work and Legacy of Venerable le Marie Madeleine d’Houet St Mary’s Cathedral, Middlesbrough – 5 April 2008 Welcome one and all for our celebration today. We come together to bless the God of all things who is the doer of great deeds everywhere. We bless him especially today for the […]

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  • Good Friday, 21 March 2008

    St Mary’s Cathedral Near the Cross of Jesus stood his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas and Mary of Magdala. Seeing his mother and the disciple he loved standing near her, Jesus said to his mother, Woman, this is your son. Then to the disciple he said, this is your mother. […]

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  • Mass of the Lord’s Supper

    20th March 2008 Christ is our salvation, our life and resurrection. It is through his cross we are saved and made free. With confidence in his loving mercy we turn to him and ask mercy and pardon. Lord, we call on your name. Lord, have mercy You are good to us. Christ, have mercy. You […]

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  • Mass of Chrism, 2008

    18th March 2008 At our baptism we were made part of God’s priestly people and we were called by the Son to serve his God and Father in the power of the Spirit. Trusting in his mercy, we confess our sins to the Lord. You are the Rock who saves us. Lord, have mercy. Your […]

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  • Palm Sunday, 16 March 2008

    St Mary’s Cathedral It is a terrible thing to be let down by your friends. After all, when the chips are down, when everyone else has walked away, it’s your friends you would expect to offer you a helping hand. They are the ones who support you, lift you up, dust you down and set […]

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  • St John Bosco – Middlesbrough

    This evening we celebrate the feast of St John Bosco who was born near Turin in 1815. He became a priest and devoted his life to the education of young people and founded a religious congregation to bring them up in the Christian way of life. The order he founded is known as the Salesians […]

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  • Feria – Scarborough

    David begins to think that he can interpret God’s will and tell God what he should do and shouldn’t do. God warns David and reminds him that it is only because God has been close to him that David has won the day. David is the servant of God and while he remembers this fact, […]

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  • Feria – York

    Indeed, the Lord was with him and David was well aware that it was the close presence of the Lord that gave him strength, courage and direction. So he wants to bring the Ark of the Covenant from outside of the city to the very heart of his house and the heart of the life […]

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