Oct
19

Homily - Mission Sunday 2020 - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 18 October 2020 October has long been the time when we are asked as a Church to focus on our missionary outreach to other countries. Mission S...
Oct
12

Homily - 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 11 October 2020  Parables form a large part of Jesus' teaching style. Parables are not fables, which generally involve animals or nature....
Oct
04

Homily - 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 4 October 2020  These last few Sundays have shown Jesus in Jerusalem. In the earlier part of his public life, he had tried to bring the r...
Sep
28

Homily - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 27 September 2020 End of 40 Hours Devotions in Parish of Newtownstewart and Ardstraw East In today's Gospel, Jesus is in Jerusalem at the star...
Sep
06

Homily - 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 6 September 2020  Today we hear Jesus speaking about the community – and using the same word that he used recently that was then translat...
Aug
30

Homily - 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 30 August 2020 The public ministry of Jesus began with great enthusiasm and support. But as he moves towards Jerusalem, we find a Jesus who is...
Aug
23

Homily - 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 23 August 2020 This reference to Christ building his Church on the Rock that is the faith of Peter is well known. But it is important to be aw...
Aug
16

Homily - 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 16 August 2020  In the Gospel so far, Jesus has always been pushing boundaries. That applies firstly within Judaism. But it was inevitabl...
Aug
09

Homily - 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 9 August 2020 If you have been following St Matthew's Gospel over the last months, it is easy enough to see the story developing - Jesus annou...
Aug
03

Statement on the death of John Hume RIP by Bishop Donal McKeown

The death of John Hume, one of the greatest peacemakers and champions of social justice of our time, will be felt by many people locally and around th...