Homilies and Reflections from Father Neil Brett
Father Neil Brett - 3rd Week Lent
Father Neil Brett speaks on the notion of being "Chosen by Christ" - "You did not choose me. No, but I chose You" (John 15:16). The Samaritan Woman at the well did not think She had been chosen either !!!
Father Neil Brett - Laetare Sunday
"The Tide of Faith was going out in Western Countries" wrote 1876 Matthew Arnold in his poem "Dover Beach". The Enlightenment meant that Religion was finished today then and even now.....or does it ???
Father Neil Brett - 5th Week Lent
Wasn't it unfair of Jesus to raise Lazarus from the dead ??? He deliberately made him go through the fear and agony of death. Look at what Jesus made the family suffer. But Why ???
Father Neil Brett - Easter Sunday
Father Neil brings us to encounter the Risen Christ with Mary Magdalen. She set out while it was dark, and found Him, the true Light in the first glimpses of Dawn. What hope it gives us, that God would choose as the first witness of his resurrection, one whose previous life had been lived so far from him!
Father Neil Brett - Divine Mercy
Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe.” Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”
Father Neil Brett - Easter Week 3
All these years I thought that when the disciples at Emmaus recognised Our Lord at the breaking of the bread, it was the power of the Eucharist that opened their eyes - apparently not ..........???
Father Neil Brett - Easter Week 4
Thank God we already have the Bible. We need to take the Bible seriously however. When Peter preaches at Pentecost some were "cut" to the heart. They recognised their guilt and need for conversion. Nowadays we see those who are cut with the word of God but others who seen to totally disregard the word.
Father Neil Brett - Easter Week 5
The destruction of Upton Park Football Ground happened in an instant. For some it was too much. Father Brett talks of the true living stone - Jesus Christ - who said that He would destroy the temple and build it back up in three days. Christ sacrifices Himself for mankind through the Ministerial Priesthood.