Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Fr Hugh’s Homily

I got used to meeting young enthusiastic, very evangelical, members of the Christian Union at University who would have a pleasant chat and then say, “But of course it is a pity you are not going to heaven, Father.”  (Had I known this earlier I could have taken up a life of crime or perhaps worse.)  They were very keen and I took it with a pinch of salt.  But one day one of the other Chaplains, not a Catholic, decided that he would invite the Christian Union to do their Church Search, from the Chaplaincy. It was a way of introducing students to the local churches in Lancaster.  The chaplain’s aim was to see if he could integrate the Christian Union with us a bit more.  I had my doubts, because, lovely as they all were, they were never going to want to join up with Catholics.  So we met one morning and they began to speak about the churches in Lancaster that gave good Bible teaching, none of them Catholic of course, and I listened, and the young man giving the talk said, “We will find you good churches, with good Bible teaching, that will lead you well, and if you fall out of line, will expel you.” It was the last line that struck me.   This was all very well-intentioned, and the guy was really sincere, and I think he had this reading in mind……

Complete Homily for 23rd Sunday


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Readings for 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daily Prayers Week 23