Homilies (sermons)

Please note:  Since the parish is currently unable able to gather as a community of faith because of Coronavirus precautions, homilies will now be available in audio and text format on the parish website.

Jesus holds up a mirror

Jesus holds up a mirror Read today’s gospel scripture Matthew 21:23-32 Listen to this message There’s quite a tussle of wills and words in the gospel passage for today. The religious leaders pummel Jesus with questions. “By what authority are you doing these acts?”, they ask. Just a while before this Jesus had cast the money-changers…

Homily: Pentecost XVI — Not about when you show up

Not about when you show up Read today’s gospel scripture Matthew 20: 1-16  Listen to this message This is the homily delivered today (Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 20 September) at St Luke’s, Peterborough.  There was no written text so I warmly invite you to listen to the homily on the audio file above. This was…

Homily: Pentecost XV –Freed by forgiving

Freed by forgiving Today’s gospel scripture Matthew 18:21-35 Listen to this message Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. “For this reason…

Homily: Pentecost XIV — Two or three gathered together

Two or three gathered together Listen to this message Jesus said, “If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. But if you are not listened to, take one or two…

Homilies for August

Homilies for August photo – W.G. Empey (c) 2019 Normally while our parish priest is away on vacation, the priest who stands in for him would be our Celebrant and give the homily / sermon each Sunday at church. Since we are not gathering at church on Sundays due to COVID-19, there are no liturgies…

Homily: Pentecost VIII – Training for the Kingdom

Training for the Kingdom Listen to this message Jesus put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so…