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If you are seeking maturity in faith, you might find these reflections helpful. Talks, lectures, retreats, and other reflections from Fr John O’Connor.

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Homily – 26 September 2021

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Homily - 26 September 2021
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I was back in my hometown of Timaru this weekend celebrating the Vigil Mass at Sacred Heart Basilica, a church I have known since my youth. Here is the homily I shared at the Mass for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Sr. Leonie O’Neill RSM (Funeral Homily)

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Sr. Leonie O'Neill RSM (Funeral Homily)
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Thirty years ago I contacted Leonie because of her reputation for knowing how to teach people to communicate. Over the years since she became a good friend and this afternoon I had the privilege of celebrating her Funeral Mass. I am happy to share here the homily I gave at Leonie’s funeral. Thank you also to Michael Collins, organist at Leonie’s funeral.

in recovery

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in recovery
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Too often religion is used to justify attacks on bad behaviour. Here’s a different perspective: our acknowledged sin is our capacity for Jesus. This awareness is the birth of real self-esteem.

Holy Ground

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Holy Ground
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This podcast reflects on the call of Moses: “Take off your shoes Moses, for the ground you stand on is holy ground.”  Take a moment with this reflection to consider that you are standing on holy ground today.

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