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All recent audio visual multimedia posted to the Archdiocese of Brisbane website organised into categories.
Archbishop Mark Coleridge's Homilies

Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s Homilies

Homily for the Annual Catholic Campaign 2016

September 12, 2016 – Audio & Video

In this Year of Mercy we see more clearly than ever that mercy isn’t passive but active. It’s not a matter of waiting for those who need mercy to come to us. We have to go out in search of them, wherever and whoever they may be.

Homily for All Saints 2015

November 1, 2015 – Audio & Video

Here in my hand is a very fat book and on the spine of it is written its official title. It is in Latin – and it says Martyrologium Romanum – translated – the Roman Martyrology. What is it? A list of all the saints for every day of the year.

Homily for the Annual Catholic Campaign 2015

September 6, 2015 – Audio & Video

Families come in all shapes and sizes. There’s the nuclear family, but also the extended family. There’s the family of the Church and there’s even the human family. Every family has its problems; every family has its challenges. Certainly the human family has its share of both.

Homily for the Multicultural Mass 2015

August 30, 2015 – Audio & Video

Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s homily from the 2015 Multicultural Mass.

Homily for the Youth and Vocations Expo Mass 2015

August 2, 2015 – Audio & Video

Once they set forth from the land of Egypt, the house of their slavery, the chosen people show themselves to be a resounding bunch of whingers. They leave Egypt and they head for the Red Sea. Then they hear the thundering of Pharaoh’s Army coming to get them. Every empire needs a slave class to…

Homily by Archbishop Mark Coleridge for Easter Sunday Mass 2015

April 5, 2015 – Video

On Good Friday morning, after the Stations of the Cross in the Cathedral, I had an encounter with a lady who had come to the Cathedral to protest, which is of course her right. She was anxious about a number of things in the Church, one of which was sexual abuse. In the course of…

Homily by Archbishop Mark Coleridge at Mass for Archdiocesan Curia

February 6, 2015 – Video

One of the great treasures of the Archdiocese of Brisbane is this precinct, standing as it does right at the heart of the Central Business District, the capital. Thank goodness Archbishop Duhig did not build the Holy Name Cathedral. He’s probably turning in his tomb as he hears his successor say this. Yet if he…

Homily by Archbishop Mark Coleridge for the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time

October 26, 2014 – Video

There are many stars in the bible. The greatest of them of course is the Lord Jesus himself, but this morning here in the Cathedral we meet three of the most glittering stars of the whole bible…

Homily by Archbishop Mark Coleridge for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time

October 5, 2014 – Video

Sometimes it’s said that the church doesn’t have to be successful, the church has to be faithful. Now there is some truth in that but there is also a danger that that kind of claim can be a cop out. I guess it depends on what you mean by success. We certainly have to be…

Homily by Archbishop Mark Coleridge for the 50th Anniversary Mass of Caritas

September 21, 2014 – Video

I’m not at all sure what a Fair Pay Commission would make of what we have just heard (in the Gospel). I suspect that they would at least understand the grumbling of those who have copped one denarius after a full days work when the latecomers, who did only a little bit of the work, received the same pay.

Homily by Archbishop Mark Coleridge for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

September 14, 2014 – Video

In the Gospel story that we have just heard we meet the intriguing figure of Nicodemus. Now Nicodemus was really somebody. He was one of the leading Jews and belonged to the leadership group that was called the Sanhedrin but he wanted to meet Jesus. Clearly something in Jesus had struck him, or something in…

Homily by Archbishop Mark Coleridge for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary time

July 13, 2014 – Video

In his teaching style Jesus of Nazareth was in many ways just like all the other rabbis. Yet there are certain points at which the teaching style of Jesus is utterly distinctive. One of those ways is that he takes the simplest, most ordinary and familiar things to talk about the most complex, extraordinary and…

Homily for Ordination Mass for Fr Martin Larsen and Fr Leonard Uzuegbu

June 27, 2014 – Video

Way back in 1966 the German Jesuit Theologian Karl Rahner wrote a short piece about the priest of the future. What he wrote has turned out to be prophetic. It made an impression on me when I was a seminarian and it still makes an impression upon me, more so perhaps now than then. The…

Homily for Mass celebrating Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s fortieth anniversary of ordination

May 17, 2014 – Video

The 18th of May 1974 was the 54th birthday of the then Archbishop of Kraków, Karol Wojtlya, who later happened to become Pope John Paul II, and in more recent times a saint. That was all back in Poland. In Melbourne it was a cold , misty Saturday morning and into St Patrick’s Cathedral, which looked…

Homily for ANZAC Day Mass 2014

April 25, 2014 – Video

On this enormous island, with its endless coasts and waters, and in this most urbanised of all cultures, the beach occupies a very important place in the Australian psyche, not just physically but also symbolically. We can even speak in Australia of there being a beach culture. But the beach is a two edged sword….

Homily from Easter Sunday Mass 2014

April 20, 2014 – Video

Just recently I was on pilgrimage in the Holy Land and yet again I was struck by the topography of Jerusalem, the Holy City. By the topography I mean the landscape. It really is a city made not exactly for mountain goats, but for those with sturdy legs, which Jesus surely had. It really is…

Archbishop Mark Coleridge's Pastoral Messages

Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s Pastoral Messages

“Learning to Lament” – Archbishop Coleridge’s Lenten Pastoral Letter 2017

March 3, 2017 – Audio & Video

On Ash Wednesday we heard the prophet’s words: “Come back to me with all your heart, fasting, weeping, mourning” (Joel 2:12) – words which echo one of the key themes of Scripture, the theme of lament…

“The Flesh and the Facts” – Archbishop Coleridge’s Advent Pastoral Letter 2016

November 25, 2016 – Audio & Video

The Year of Mercy has come to an end, and I want to thank all who helped to make the Jubilee a gift to us all – Pope Francis for offering it to the whole Church, but also the many who have conceived and organised the many activities that have been part of our Archdiocesan…

Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s Lenten Pastoral Message 2016

February 12, 2016 – Audio & Video

In Rome the Year of Mercy began on 8 December last year. But that was hardly realistic here in the Antipodes, with the rush to Christmas through December and then the January lull. We opened the Door of Mercy in the Cathedral on the Third Sunday of Advent, but the Year of Mercy really begins…

Christmas message from Archbishop Mark Coleridge

December 23, 2015 – Audio & Video

As we approach Christmas this year the world seems a real mess. Terrorism, the refugee crisis, climate change, economic woes, political turmoil and so on it all goes. But in one way or another the world has always been a…

“The Road of Mercy” – Archbishop Coleridge’s Advent Pastoral Letter 2015

November 26, 2015 – Audio & Video

At the recent Synod of Bishops, there was a lot of talk about mercy; it’s become the key-note of Pope Francis’ ministry. Two other words often heard in Rome were closely related to mercy. The first was “accompaniment”; the second was “discernment”…

Archbishop Mark on the Synod on the Family

September 29, 2015 – Audio & Video

By the time you see this I will be in Rome and unpacking my bags for the Synod of Bishops on the Family in the Modern World. I’ve worked very hard to prepare for it and, now that I’m here, I’m looking forward to it very much.

Archbishop’s Lenten Pastoral Message 2015

February 18, 2015 – Video

The forty days of Lent find us on a journey from last year’s first session of the Synod on marriage and the family to the second session later this year which I will attend. In recent times and in places like Australia, there’s been intense, even excessive focus on certain hot-button issues like Communion for…

“Two Become One Flesh” – Archbishop Coleridge’s Advent Pastoral Letter 2014

November 27, 2014 – Video

Dear brothers and sisters, Marriage has been much on the Church’s mind in recent times. The first of the two sessions of the Synod of Bishops on marriage has recently been held in Rome and the second will follow next year. In another sense, marriage is much on the Church’s mind every time we enter…

2014 Pentecost Message to Young People from Archbishop Mark Coleridge

June 14, 2014 – Video

Pentecost is all about unleashing new energy – wild fire and wild wind. The first disciples certainly needed new energy as they cringed behind closed doors after the death of Jesus. They’d seen him die and thought they might be next to go. But not even the closed doors could keep the fire and wind…

Archbishop’s Lenten Pastoral Message 2014

February 28, 2014 – Video

“The joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and the lives of those who encounter Jesus”: with these words, Pope Francis begins his Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, which I want to be the charter of the Archdiocese of Brisbane as we shape the future that Jesus wants. True joy belongs to the…

Beliefs and Works

Beliefs and Works

Integrating a Catholic life with parish life

March 23, 2017 – Video

James Deveraux of Kenmore parish talks about how he helps serve the community as part of his Catholic life.

How are people connected in their local church?

November 27, 2015 – Video

7 local Catholics share the multiplicity of ways they connect with their local church community.

Young people and the Church

November 27, 2015 – Video

A look at the important role of young people in today’s Catholic community..

Why I’m Catholic

November 27, 2015 – Video

Explaining your faith and why you stick with isn’t something we’re often asked. These Brisbane Catholics do it with ease.

Why I pray to God

November 27, 2015 – Video

3 local Catholics on why they pray to God.

What’s your vocation?

November 27, 2015 – Video

Fr Morgan Batt – director of Vocation Brisbane – introduces the Catholic vocational call to love God and how we can live this call in our lives.

What’s a Catholic life look like

November 27, 2015 – Video

Patrick Rabbath, a Gold Coast Catholic discusses one way in which his gifts have been harnessed by the local parish for the benefit of all.

Catholic Baptism

September 10, 2015 – Video

An introduction to Catholic Baptism of children – the first sacrament of the church where we become members of the church.

Catholic Confirmation

September 10, 2015 – Video

An introduction to Catholic Confirmation of children – the sacrament of initiation that completes the sacrament of Baptism.

Catholic First Holy Communion

September 10, 2015 – Video

An introduction to Catholic First Holy Communion for children – the sacrament that completes the process of Christian initiation, begun in Baptism and Confirmation.

Catholic Penance for Children

September 10, 2015 – Video

An introduction to Catholic Penance / Reconciliation for children which celebrates God’s forgiving love for us.

The historical Jesus

November 18, 2014 – Video

Dr Maeve Louise Heaney takes an inspired look at the historical Jesus – what can we know about Jesus of the 1st century in our time? What did Jesus “look like”? What does Jesus do?

The Joy of the Gospel

November 18, 2014 – Video

Archbishop Mark Coleridge shares his thoughts on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation “The Joy of the Gospel”, document he believes in so wholeheartedly he has declared it the charter for the Archdiocese of Brisbane.

Why do Catholics go to Mass on Sundays?

November 18, 2014 – Video

Monsignor Tony Randazzo explains the centrality of Eucharist and why Catholics attend Mass on Sundays. Monsignor Tony Randazzo was ordained an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney on August 24 2016.

The early church

November 18, 2014 – Video

Join Archbishop Mark Coleridge for a look at the fascinating story that is the birth of the Church in the first century of the Common Era.

How do Catholics celebrate key events in a person’s life?

November 18, 2014 – Video

Sr Kari Hatherell discusses how Jesus has put skin on God for us and how the Catholic Church offers us rituals, called sacraments, that lead us into the heart of the mystery of God.

Encounter Jesus

November 18, 2014 – Video

Only through encounter with Jesus crucified and risen can we discover the full truth of who God really is and the full truth of who we really are.

New directions in Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

November 18, 2014 – Video

Archbishop Mark Coleridge introduces the new Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy of the Archdiocese of Brisbane.

Welcome to the Archdiocese of Brisbane

November 18, 2014 – Video

Archbishop Mark Coleridge welcomes you to our website – the window on the world of the Archdiocese of Brisbane. We hope that you’ll do more than just look in the window. We hope you’ll walk through the door and discover something of who we really are.

Highlights around the archdiocese

Highlights around the archdiocese

Professor John Fraser presents to the Assembly of Catholic Professionals

May 17, 2016 – Video

Professor John Fraser is a loving husband, a father of five, has countless medical research papers published in his name and is the pre-eminent staff specialist in intensive care at the Prince Charles Hospital Critical Care Research Group…

Fr Brian McCoy SJ presents to the Assembly of Catholic Professionals

September 22, 2015 – Video

Fr Brian McCoy SJ on ‘When I believe it, I’ll see it’: faith and experience in Ignatian spirituality. This talk was delivered to the Assembly of Catholic Professionals.

Multicultural Mass 2015

August 30, 2015 – Video

The Archdiocese’s Annual Multicultural Mass was the embodiment of the theme of the 101st World Day of Migrants and Refugees – “Church without frontiers, Mother to all”.

Catholic Education Week 2015

July 31, 2015 – Video

The Festival of Catholic Education was held from July 28-30 2015 within the Cathedral of St Stephen grounds, as part of the larger Catholic Education Week. This year’s theme was “Engaging Minds, Igniting Hearts, Serving Others”. Over 400 students from a range of colleges and primary schools across the Archdiocese participated over each of the…

Powerhouse of Leaders

May 27, 2015 – Video

The Powerhouse of Leaders is a Brisbane Catholic Education initiative annually bringing together a mix of school leaders from a range of BCE and Religious Institute Schools.

The annual Rite of Election

May 27, 2015 – Video

The annual Rite of Election is a joyful occasion in which priests and deacons stand with the other baptised faithful from parishes across the Archdiocese of Brisbane, in order to support the Catechumens.

Feast of the Three Saints

May 6, 2015 – Video

A touch of Italy comes to Brisbane through this annual May celebration of the Feast of Saints Alfio, Fidalfo and Cirino, martyred in 253AD. Mass, food stalls, entertainment and a liturgical procession through the streets of a Brisbane inner-northern suburb all highlight the vibrancy of the organising committee and the parish community.

ANZAC Day Mass Highlights

April 26, 2015 – Video

The special occasion of the Centenary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli has shown the debt and reverence we still owe to all the women and men, past and present, in our defence forces.

Lenten Program

March 27, 2015 – Video

For the 6 weeks of Lent, Catholics are challenged to engage with their faith and deepen their knowledge of it in various ways.

Dedication of the new Stella Maris Church at Broadbeach

February 27, 2015 – Video

February 27, 2015 was a special day for the Surfers Paradise parish. Opening new churches is not as common as it once was so the Mass for the Dedication of the new Stella Maris Church at Broadbeach was a cause for great joy.

Project Compassion Launch

February 25, 2015 – Video

Project Compassion is the annual tentpole fundraising initiative of Caritas Australia. Catholic schools throughout the Archdiocese have a great affinity with it.

Taize Highlights

February 10, 2015 – Video

In the 75th year of their community’s existence, Br Alois, Br Ghislain and Br Matthew have been on a tour of the world showcasing the beauty of Taize prayer.

Br Guy Consolmagno presents to the Assembly of Catholic Professionals

November 4, 2014 – Video

Who says faith and science are incompatible, cancelling each other out in a zero sum game? Not Br Guy Consolmagno, one of a number of Scientists and Astronomers who work in the Vatican Observatory.

Francis Sullivan presents to the Assembly of Catholic Professionals

October 4, 2014 – Video

In the midst of the searing examination of the Catholic Church and other institutions by an independent Royal Commission, what is the way forward? Truth Justice and Healing Council CEO Francis Sullivan gives his views on what the Church must do to work with the Commission and repair the harm done by child sexual abuse.

Media Releases

Media Releases

Pope Francis on marriage and family life

April 8, 2016 – Audio & Video

The Vatican has released Pope Francis’ document Amoris Laetitia, “The Joy of Love: On Love in the Family” Archbishop Mark Coleridge was one of two Australian-based bishops to attend the Synod on the Family in Rome last October.

Prayer and Reflections

Prayer and Reflections

Living Biblically – Mercy in the Scriptures Session Three

October 20, 2016 – Audio & Video

Faith formation with Archbishop Mark Coleridge. This series is the successor to the Living Biblically in a Secular World series of 2015.

Living Biblically – Mercy in the Scriptures Session Two

July 25, 2016 – Audio & Video

Faith formation with Archbishop Mark Coleridge. This series is the successor to the Living Biblically in a Secular World series of 2015.

Living Biblically – Mercy in the Scriptures Session One

April 26, 2016 – Audio & Video

Faith formation with Archbishop Mark Coleridge. This series is the successor to the Living Biblically in a Secular World series of 2015.

Living Biblically in a Secular World Session Seven

September 18, 2015 – Audio & Video

Drawing on his biblical scholarship, Archbishop Mark will demonstrate the capacity of God’s word to speak into the contemporary issues we experience today and its power to transform our lives.

Living Biblically in a Secular World Session Six

August 21, 2015 – Audio & Video

Drawing on his biblical scholarship, Archbishop Mark will demonstrate the capacity of God’s word to speak into the contemporary issues we experience today and its power to transform our lives.

Living Biblically in a Secular World Session Five

July 16, 2015 – Audio & Video

Drawing on his biblical scholarship, Archbishop Mark will demonstrate the capacity of God’s word to speak into the contemporary issues we experience today and its power to transform our lives.

Living Biblically in a Secular World Session Four

June 11, 2015 – Audio & Video

Drawing on his biblical scholarship, Archbishop Mark will demonstrate the capacity of God’s word to speak into the contemporary issues we experience today and its power to transform our lives.

Living Biblically in a Secular World Session Three

May 21, 2015 – Audio & Video

Drawing on his biblical scholarship, Archbishop Mark will demonstrate the capacity of God’s word to speak into the contemporary issues we experience today and its power to transform our lives.

Living Biblically in a Secular World Session Two

April 16, 2015 – Audio & Video

Drawing on his biblical scholarship, Archbishop Mark will demonstrate the capacity of God’s word to speak into the contemporary issues we experience today and its power to transform our lives.

Living Biblically in a Secular World Session One

March 19, 2015 – Audio & Video

Drawing on his biblical scholarship, Archbishop Mark will demonstrate the capacity of God’s word to speak into the contemporary issues we experience today and its power to transform our lives.

Joy Filled Good News – Part 1

June 11, 2014 – Audio

Encountering Jesus, Encountering the Joy of the Gospel.

Joy Filled Good News – Part 2

June 11, 2014 – Audio

Finding Ways to Communicate Jesus, Wherever We Are.

Joy Filled Good News – Part 3

June 11, 2014 – Audio

Shining Forth in a Life of Fidelity to the Gospel.

Joy Filled Good News – Part 4

June 11, 2014 – Audio

Embracing with Tender Affection those who are Poor and Vulnerable.

Joy Filled Good News – Part 5

June 11, 2014 – Audio

Being Church; Being God’s Leaven in the Midst of Humanity.

Joy Filled Good News – Part 6

June 11, 2014 – Audio

Precious Allies.

Knowing Jesus Guided Meditation

January 14, 2014 – Audio

Take some time to reflect on the title/s of Jesus that speak most powerfully into your life.

Seeing Jesus Guided Meditation

January 14, 2014 – Audio

Meditation with image by Archbishop Mark Coleridge.

Two-Minute Homilies

Two-Minute Homilies

Fourth Sunday of Lent – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Leonard Uzuegbu

March 23, 2017 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Leonard Uzuegbu for the Fourth Sunday of Lent 2017. “By constantly moving to Jesus and remaining in him, He shines on us and empowers us…”

Third Sunday of Lent – Two-Minute Homily: Fr David King CP

March 16, 2017 – Audio & Video

Two-Minute Homily by Fr David King for the Third Sunday of Lent 2017. “Lent is about weight loss for the soul…”

Second Sunday of Lent – Two-Minute Homily: Fr John Chalmers

March 8, 2017 – Audio & Video

Two-Miniute Homily by Fr John Chalmers for the Second Sunday of Lent 2017.

First Sunday of Lent – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Anthony Mellor

March 3, 2017 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Anthony Mellor for the First Sunday of Lent 2017. “This Lent, like any Lent, is an opportunity for us to reclaim our baptismal beauty; to regain that fragrance, that perfume of Christ in our lives.”

Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Adrian Farrelly

February 23, 2017 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Adrian Farrelly for the Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2017. “The divine will is what ultimately maintains us in existence. If God forgot us for a nanosecond we wouldn’t die; we would cease to exist altogether.”

Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Marty Larsen

February 16, 2017 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Marty Larsen for the Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time 2017. The Gospel today is one of the hardest to act upon – “to turn the other cheek”.

Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-minute Homily: Fr Michael Grace

February 9, 2017 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Michael Grace for the Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2017. “The law of God is complete when it fulfills its purpose of transforming the hearts and minds of the faithful…”

Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-minute Homily: Fr John Echewodo

February 3, 2017 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr John Echewodo for the Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time. “As salt of the earth, every Christian is to life what salt is to food…the Christian is the person whose care for other people brings out the best in human life.”

Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-minute Homily: Fr Gerry Kalinowski

January 27, 2017 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Gerry Kalinowski for the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2017. Through the Beatitudes, Jesus provides us with a bigger vision of discipleship.

Third Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-minute Homily: Fr Bob Harwood

January 20, 2017 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Bob Harwood for the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time 2017. It’s hard to find a news service you can rely on. “Through our relationship with Jesus and with one another, we are to be light for those who walk in darkness…Signs of the Good News of the Kingdom”

Second Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-Minute Homily by Fr David King CP

January 13, 2017 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr David King CP for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time 2017. “Look – there is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the World”. Those words from John the Baptist in today’s Gospel are so important to us.

Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord – Two-minute Homily: Fr Nigel Sequeira

January 6, 2017 – Audio & Video

Two-Minute Homily for the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord by Fr Nigel Sequeira. “I went to a community event once and was introduced as the parish priest …immediately a lady said to me ‘she did not believe in God and science was all that mattered’.” How to respond?

Feast of Mary Mother of God – Two-minute Homily: Fr Neville Yun

December 30, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-Minute Homily by Fr Neville Yun for the Feast of Mary, Mother of God 2017. “Since Mary is Jesus’ mother, it must also be concluded that she is the Mother of God…let’s pray that we may continue to derive inspiration to listen and respond as Mary did…”

Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord – Two-Minute Homily by Archbishop Mark Coleridge

December 23, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Archbishop Mark Coleridge for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, 2016. “Whoever you are, and wherever you are on this day, come to the feast, the party is for you, the child is born, and so we celebrate. Happy Christmas.”

Fourth Sunday of Advent – Two-Minute Homily: Fr David Pascoe

December 16, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr David Pascoe for the Fourth Sunday of Advent. “Emmanuel. God is with us! …The ultimate fulfillment of this promise, as we discover in the revelation of Matthew’s Gospel, is by way of the birth of Jesus.”

Third Sunday of Advent – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Jason Middleton

December 8, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Jason Middleton for the Third Sunday of Advent 2016. What do people hear and see when they encounter you? If what they hear and see is not the reflection of Christ and His good news, then what needs to change?

Second Sunday of Advent – Two-Minute Homily by Fr Bryan Roe

December 1, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Bryan Roe for the Second Sunday of Advent 2016. Are we heeding the message of St John the Baptist; preparing the way of the Lord and making straight His path?

First Sunday of Advent – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Terence Hegarty

November 23, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two Minute Homily by Fr Terence Hegarty for the First Sunday of Advent 2016. A quick recap on what Advent means, literally and practically.

Feast of Christ the King – Two-minute Homily: Fr Adrian Farrelly

November 18, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Adrian Farrelly for the Feast of Christ the King 2016. “This Feast of Christ the King is the time when we can bow down before someone, acknowledge allegiance, be loyal, follow the words without being a puppet or a slave.”

Thirty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two minute Homily: Fr Dan Ryan

November 11, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Dan Ryan for the Thirty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time 2016. “We are almost at the end of the year and the scripture readings remind us that we need to be prepared for the end time, whether this is our own death or the end of the world…”

Thirty Second Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Jose Thekkemuriyil

November 4, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Jose Thekkemuriyil CMI for the Thirty Second Sunday of Ordinary Time 2016. Today’s good news from Jesus is unequivocal. “There is life after death and there is resurrection… God is a God of the living and not a God of the dead”.

Thirty First Sunday of ordinary Time – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Anthony Mellor

October 27, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Anthony Mellor for the Thirty First Sunday of Ordinary Time 2016. Meeting Jesus changes Zacchaeus, not because he berates or humiliates him, but because he befriends him…

Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-minute Homily by Fr Peter Dillon

October 19, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Peter Dillon for the Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time. “How difficult it is to decide which character we are supposed to identify with in many of the parables…All seem to have qualities and flaws that have us nodding our heads in acknowledgment. That’s me!”

Twenty Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-Minute Homily: Fr John Echewodo

October 13, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr John Echewodo for the Twenty Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2016. “Jesus tells a parable to emphasize on the need for us to pray always and never lose heart…its our triple zero number”

Twenty Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Terry Nueva

October 6, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Terry Nueva for the Twenty Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2016. A reflection on Gratitude – “The heart of our Christian faith and tradition – the Eucharist – is an act of thanksgiving for God’s Mercy and Love bestowed on all peoples and nations.”

Twenty Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-Minute Homily: Fr John Chalmers

September 30, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Centacare Brisbane’s Fr John Chalmers for the Twenty Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time 2016. “If it is faith you are on about, you already have enough…indeed faith the size of a mustard seed is more than enough for anyone.”

Twenty Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Denis Scanlan

September 21, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Denis Scanlan for the Twenty Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2016. This being Social Justice Sunday, the reflection on Lazarus laying at the gates of the wealthy man opens us all up to God’s standing invitation to eternal life…

Twenty Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Nigel Sequeira

September 16, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Nigel Sequeira for the Twenty Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time, 2016. The parable of the steward reminds us that the Lord is going to ask all people to account for their time here on earth.

Twenty Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-minute Homily: Fr Kevin Smith

September 7, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Kevin Smith for the Twenty Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2016. “One of the most precious gifts God has given us is our human freedom. The ability to choose and determine what we do…”

Twenty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two -Minute Homily: Fr Bob Harwood

September 1, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Bob Harwood for the Twenty Third Sunday of Ordinary Time 2016. The fact that Father’s Day falls in September, as it does in Australia but not elsewhere, often means it aligns with some discordant messages in the weekend readings.

Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-minute Homily: Fr Lam Vu OFMCap

August 26, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Lam Vu OFMCap for the Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time. Today’s readings exalt a beautiful virtue, one which is very much needed by our culture.

Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time – Two-minute Homily: Fr Jason Middleton

August 19, 2016 – Audio & Video

This week’s Two-Minute Homily comes from the Fr Jason Middleton, who ministers to parishioners in Gayndah, Mundubbera and Eidsvold. Fr Jason links the lights of Las Vegas to the readings for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Stephen Byrnes

August 12, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Stephen Byrnes for the Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2016. “When we fly the flag of Jesus not everyone is going to understand or like us, but we are to move forward undeterred because we are disciples…”

Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-minute Homily: Fr Michael Grace

August 2, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr Michael Grace for the Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2016. Faith is often seen as something abstract… but for the believer faith is not a retreat from reality, rather a choice to respond to the will of God…

Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-minute Homily: Fr John Conway

July 30, 2016 – Audio & Video

Two-minute Homily by Fr John Conway for the Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. “Where do you store your treasure?”

Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Gerry Kalinowski

July 21, 2016 – Audio & Video

There are numerous means and avenues for communication. They are ways of connecting and we use them within relationships enabling them to grow. In today’s gospel the disciples want to learn from Jesus about his ways of communicating with God…

Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-minute Homily: Fr Anthony Mellor

July 14, 2016 – Audio & Video

In this busy world we are beset by distraction … Jesus uses the word to describe Martha … being pulled away from what was being offered to her at that moment.

Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Jose Thekkemuriyil CMI

July 5, 2016 – Audio & Video

“Who is my neighbour?”… In this Jubilee Year the parable of the Good Samaritan challenges us anew to be signs of God’s Mercy on earth.

NATSICC Sunday: Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-minute Homily: Fr Wally Dethlefs

June 23, 2016 – Audio & Video

On Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday, Fr Wally wants to tell you the story of “Terry” and indigenous success; of an unlikely place where he saw the Kingdom of God being established.

Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-Minute Homily: Fr David Pascoe

June 22, 2016 – Audio & Video

In this Sunday’s readings, Peter has spoken up for Jesus’ closest companions and identified Jesus for who he is: the Christ of God!

Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Kevin Smith

June 17, 2016 – Audio & Video

The late Muhammad Ali no doubt possessed an amazing athletic ability and boxing skills that may well have deserved the title the greatest…

Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Adrian Farrelly

June 8, 2016 – Audio & Video

“Bless me father, for I have sinned. I abused my power and position…” If King David had been a Catholic this is the confession that he would have made…

Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Paul Chackanikunnel

June 3, 2016 – Audio & Video

“Where is God?” Is the question that people would ask when they face challenges, tragedies and miseries in their life…

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – Two-Minute Homily: Fr Bryan Roe

May 26, 2016 – Audio & Video

Recently I got a phone call from a good friend of mine who I haven’t seen for ten years. We organised to have lunch so we could catch up. Now during this lunch we shared our lives with each other: what had been happening in our lives, how our families are…

The Most Holy Trinity 2016 – Two-minute Homily: Fr Peter Dillon

May 20, 2016 – Audio & Video

By far the most helpful advice I ever received when trying to understand the Blessed Trinity came from a Seminary Professor…

Pentecost Sunday 2016 – Two-minute Homily: Fr Michael Grace

May 13, 2016 – Audio & Video

Imagine you’re walking through a lush tropical forest on a bright, cloudless day. Despite the fact that there’s no evidence of any rain around that day, you would know with certainty that the rain falls with frequency on this spot…

Fifth Sunday of Easter 2016 – Two-minute Homily: Fr Anthony Mellor

April 20, 2016 – Audio & Video

Jesus’ new commandment emerges from one of the most human and universal longings: love. There’s nothing more human than to love and be loved…

Fourth Sunday of Easter 2016 – Two-minute Homily: Fr David King

April 15, 2016 – Audio & Video

Have you ever lost a favourite pet? Maybe a dog, a cat or even a budgie. And you’ve gone out looking for it, calling its name. In order to understand today’s Gospel, about Jesus and the sheep, we need to understand that in Jesus’ time flocks of sheep were much smaller…

Third Sunday of Easter 2016 – Two-minute Homily: Fr David Pascoe

April 8, 2016 – Audio & Video

“Follow me.” Jesus’ words to Peter which bring the Gospel reading for the third Sunday of Easter this year to its conclusion, are the same as Jesus’ first words to Peter and the beginning of Jesus’ ministry…

Second Sunday of Easter 2016 – Two-minute Homily: Fr John Conway

April 1, 2016 – Audio & Video

The first words of the risen Jesus to his disciples were words of peace…

Easter Sunday 2016 – Two-minute Homily: Archbishop Mark Coleridge

March 23, 2016 – Audio & Video

Our journey through life is marked by a series of threshold moments when we have to leave behind a little world to enter a bigger world. The first of them happens when we’re born – we have to leave the little world of the womb in order to enter the bigger world. And there are tears at that point because crossing these thresholds can be quite painful…

Palm Sunday 2016 – Two-minute Homily: Fr Adrian Farrelly

March 18, 2016 – Audio & Video

The disciples entering Jerusalem very much reminded me of the students in Les Miserable as they mounted the barricades hoping that this would be the beginning of a rebellion – that the people would rise…

5th Sunday of Lent 2016 – Two-minute Homily: Fr Michael Grace

March 11, 2016 – Audio & Video

There’s a message we pickup from the culture around us. Or perhaps we’ve picked it up from bitter experience. And that is that love needs to be earned…

4th Sunday of Lent 2016 – Two-minute Homily: Fr Bryan Roe

March 3, 2016 – Audio & Video

This is a reflection about one of the most famous stories in scripture – the Prodigal Son…

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