Our Diocese

Homilies

  • Celebration of St Oscar Romero

    Given on the eve of the canonisation od St Oscar Romero, at St Ignatius, Stamford Hill Jesus looked steadily at him and loved him.  He looked steadily at him without speaking but attempting to convey only understanding and love and invitation O...

  • Are you going home for Christmas?

    Christmas Reflection 2017 ‘Are you going home for Christmas?’ In this season I am often asked this question. It is a well-meant conversational piece. ‘Perhaps in the New Year,’ I reply, imagining what Christmas would be like in parishes...

  • Diaconate Ordinations 2017

    A vocation to the diaconate and the priesthood is a strange thing. It slips into someone’s heart and initially the one who has received this vocation does not know what it is, sometimes it is present in a longing of the mind, in a desire which c...

  • Mass for Bereaved Parents

    In Lent we remember how Jesus on the cross cried out, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me’, words which express his anguish and the separation he experienced between himself and his Father. Until then he had felt close to God; now he see...

  • A Real Expression of Love in Action

    On Thursday 1 The programme, working on six essential principles, leads us to examine our style of life and relationships with others and creation, asking ‘Are they in harmony with the values of the Kingdom of God’?   First we are asked...