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  • Apr 2019 '19

    Anzac Day homily 2019

    This homily was preached by Archbishop Mark Coleridge at the Mass for Anzac Day 2019 at The Cathedral of St Stephen The voices of women in war are little heard, but let one of them be heard here this morning. It’s the voice of Vera Brittain who during the Great War lost her fiancé Roland…

  • Apr 2019 '19

    Easter morning homily 2019

    Archbishop Mark Coleridge preached this homily at Easter Sunday Mass at The Cathedral of St Stephen, 21 April 2019 In recent days fire has been much on our minds and before our eyes – never more so than at this Easter time when we light the new fire, as we did last night. Fire is…

  • Apr 2019 '19

    Homily for The Mass of the Lord’s Supper

    Archbishop Mark Coleridge preached this homily at The Mass of the Lord’s Supper, The Cathedral of St Stephen, Brisbane. Thursday, 18 April 2019 This evening we celebrate the first part of a great three-part Paschal liturgy: the Mass of the Lord’s Supper tonight, the Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion tomorrow and the Easter Vigil on…

  • Apr 2019 '19

    Homily at the Chrism Mass 2019

    The Cathedral of St Stephen 11 April 2019 “Poor, broken-hearted, captive, bereaved, despondent”: words we hear from the prophet Isaiah – or to be more precise Third Isaiah who was the prophet of the return from exile. They’re words he uses to describe the community to whom he was sent on mission – the exiles…

  • Feb 2019 '19

    Archbishop Mark’s homily for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

    Archbishop Mark Coleridge delivered this homily at the Mass for the Vatican summit on the protection of minors in the Church. Pope Francis celebrated the Mass, which was held in the Sala Regia, Apostolic Palace on Sunday, 24 February, 2019: In the Gospel just proclaimed, one voice alone is heard, the voice of Jesus. Earlier…

  • Sep 2018 '18

    2018 Annual Catholic Campaign

    Archbishop Mark Coleridge presents a special homily to launch the 2018 Annual Catholic Campaign, in support of the vital ministries within the Archdiocese.

  • May 2018 '18

    Homily from Pentecost Sunday – Archbishop Mark Coleridge

    Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s homily from Pentecost 2018, on the launch of the journey to Plenary Council 2020.

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  • Dec 2017 '17

    Homily at Funeral for Bishop John Gerry

    In the winter of 1946, the nineteen year old John Gerry set sail for Rome on the SS Moreton Bay. The world was still reeling from a war that had left behind the ash-heaps of Auschwitz and Hiroshima, but for the boy from Brisbane a new world beckoned. He’d been sent to complete his priestly…

  • Aug 2017 '17

    Homily for Feast of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop

    I have been reading Shakespeare for years; and when I do, I’m often left wondering where he got all this. The language has such power and beauty and ease that something seems to pass through Shakespeare. The words seem to come from somewhere else, so transcendent do they seem. I have the same sense with…

  • Jun 2017 '17

    Homily for Pentecost Sunday 2017

    There are many things that I don’t know about you, whoever you may be, but there is one thing I know for certain about everyone in this Cathedral right now. It is that you are breathing, at least I hope you are. If we human beings don’t breathe then we die, so it is a…

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