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God Wants Lions

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Seventh Sunday of Easter. Fr Richard Finn preaches on the true courage required in living the truth. Read more

Service, not Envy

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Twenty-fifth Sunday of the Year. Fr Richard Finn shows how the example of Christ enables us to overcome destructive envy. Read more

Light from Light

Monday, December 23, 2019

Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord  |  Fr Richard Finn asks: How, amidst so much personal and societal darkness does the Christ Child light up our lives?  Read more

Failure and Resilience

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)  |  Fr Richard Finn ponders the rejection that every preacher of the Gospel must be prepared to endure. Read more

The Last Question?

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)  |  Fr Richard Finn contemplates the Cross of Christ which is what love of God and neighbour looks like. Read more

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)  |  Fr Richard Finn asks who are the "poor in spirit" and what is meant by calling them "blessed". Read more

Hope in the Darkness

Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter Sunday. fr Richard Finn explains how the spreading of the light from the Easter candle during the Easter Vigil symbolizes Jesus Christ as hope in our darkness. Read more

The Power of Small Deeds

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Eleventh Sunday of the Year. fr Richard Finn helps us to see the power of small deeds in building the Kingdom of God. Read more

What's in a Name?

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Twenty-First Sunday of the Year. fr Richard Finn shows us the significance of St Peter's act of naming Jesus as the Christ. Read more

Humble Prayer

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year. Fr Richard Finn notes how humility must lie at the heart of our prayer. Read more

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