Sermons on Ordinary Time

Jesus Our Foundation

God doesn’t need us to do great things for Him on our own strength. Instead, He wants us to be totally His, and from that relationship we cannot help but go out and build His Kingdom. Being with the Lord flows into doing the Lord’s will. Sit at His feet, then be His feet. Receive…

God’s Love is For You

Isaiah gives more prophesies about the birth of Jesus than any other. Today we hear a different prophesy; describing God as a nursing mother. We can understand this image and it conveys to us how God loves. You are just a child in God’s arms and he is telling you that He loves you unconditionally.

Don’t Be a Distracted Disciple

We all know the dangers of distracted driving. Many scholars agree with Luke’s message of Jesus communicating commitment and discipleship. We can’t be distracted disciples. Jesus is on a mission fully dedicated and focused on the will of His Father and this often found Him rejected. Jesus rebukes James and John for being distracted. When we try to follow Jesus and still…

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Through our parish Growth Groups we can grow in Jesus through relationships with each other. We are able to discern together what might be coming around the next dark bend in the road as we journey together. The blind cannot guide the blind, but sighted people can, and by being part of a growth group we can lean on each other, learn…

Let’s Grow Vertically and Horizontally

This gospel today is really about going the extra mile. Without God we are going to have a hard time doing that. Jesus is challenging the church to participate in the unconditional generous love of God. Our parish discipleship pathway offers us a balanced spiritual life. We have both a horizontal and vertical element of our faith, vertically, me and God, but…

Grow Together

Here at Holy Trinity we are launching Growth Groups where you can grow together with others so that everyone can be known, loved and cared for and become mature in Christ. Growth Groups have 4 components: Fellowship, Learning, Discussion and Prayer. For more information please contact our Grow Together and Serve Coordinator, Kate Pinto.

Me Lord?

When God calls us do we hear that call for our lives? By responding to our own encounter with Jesus and accepting the invitation Jesus offers us, the joy the Gospel fills our hearts and permeates all parts of our lives. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness, with Jesus, joy is constantly…

How Can they believe in Him whom they Have Not Heard?

Fr. Ben encourages us to share Jesus with others by inviting them to Alpha. Here are 5 tips when inviting someone to Alpha: Stop Before You Start  Pause and pray. Ask God who you should invite. Customize the Conversation  In the Bible, Jesus interacted with different people differently. There was no “one-size fits all” conversation. Be Specific and Direct  We often invite…

Your Mission if You Choose to Accept It

Have I deliberately chosen to accept my mission? Jesus begins his mission filled with the Holy Spirit. In baptism we become children of God, brothers and sisters of Jesus. It is through our baptism that we share in Jesus’ mission. We cannot fully live our baptismal call if we do not share in Jesus’ mission. In other words, to fully live out…

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus is always calling us. He calls us to a vocation. Each vocation we have calls out to each other and stretches each other. Married life is a vocation. It is beautiful to note the first miracle Jesus performs is at a wedding. Jesus is the bridegroom of the church. As the bridegroom rejoices over the bride so shall your God rejoice…