Homilies

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Pluscarden 2019, with homily

According to annual custom, Bishop Hugh led a Pilgrimage of the Aberdeen Diocese to Pluscarden on Sunday 30 July. This year in Scotland that day was kept as the transferred Solemnity of SS. Peter and Paul. As last year, our Pilgrimage congregation was much enlivened by the…

Homily for the 8 o’clock Mass, the Solemnity of the Ascension Year C, 30 May 2019

St. Luke gives us two accounts of the Ascension: one at the end of his Gospel, and one at the beginning of Acts. The account of the Ascension in Acts parallels rather closely St. Luke’s account of Easter Morning at the empty tomb. That is: in both of these accounts, Angelic messengers speak to disciples who are…