The Brendan Option Homily | 29th Sunday Ordinary Time – Year B

Join Fr Brendan Kilcoyne for his Sunday homily where he discusses the suffering a faithful Catholic can expect in the secular world and workforce. First Reading – Isaiah 53:10-11; Through his suffering, the servant of Yahweh will justify many. Responsorial Psalm – 33:4-5,18-19,20,22; A prayer of praise for God’s mercy Second Reading – Hebrews 4:14-16; […]

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he Upcoming Irish Synod: Naming the Elephant – RELIGIOUS LIFE “I want the Synod to consider whether in fact religious life is not absolutely crucial in dealing with this highly mobile and demographic flexible society in which we now have to minister and function.” Join Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne for episode 45 of ‘The Brendan Option’ […]

The Brendan Option Homily | 28th Sunday Ordinary Time – Year B

Join Fr Brendan Kilcoyne for his Sunday homily where he discusses the vicious price you’ll pay for wielding the sword of the gospel. Daily Mass Readings for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B First Reading – Wisdom 7:7-11:Wisdom is preferred above gold and silver. Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 90:12-13,14-15,16-17: The Lord fills us […]

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The Upcoming Irish Synod: Naming the Elephant – PARISH “Is the parish fit for purpose as a concept? I’m not saying it’s not, but I am sounding a note of doubt.” Join Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne for episode 44 of ‘The Brendan Option’ where he questions the functionality of the parish system and suggests it as […]

The Brendan Option Homily | 27th Sunday Ordinary Time – Year B

“Sunday Homily: “One Ring to Bind Them” Join Fr Brendan Kilcoyne for his Sunday homily where he discusses the sacrament of marriage and the notion that true romance is the Catholic idea of romance. First Reading – Genesis 2:18-24: “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a suitable partner […]

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The Priest in the Community: Let the Bush Burn “Every priest has a spiritual pedigree. The priest is another wax candle to burn down on the altar. The priest’s job is to burn like the bush in front of the laity. That is his job, it is his purpose.” Join Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne for episode […]

The Brendan Option Homily | 26th Sunday Ordinary Time – Year B

Join Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne for this Sunday Homily where he reminds us not to exclude or hinder others who are doing the work of God. Daily Mass Readings for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B First Reading – Numbers 11:25-29: “Now two men, one named Eldad and the other Medad, were not in […]

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The Catholic School System “We prepare people for death. If you prepare people for death, that means you’re preparing them for life understood in its fullness. We don’t believe that death ends life. Other schools prepare you for a career, they prepare you for social life, they prepare you for this life. A Catholic school […]

The Brendan Option Homily | 25th Sunday Ordinary Time – Year B

Join Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne for his Sunday Homily where he discusses the importance of a Father/child relationship with God. Sunday Mass Readings for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B First Reading – Wisdom 2:12,17-20; The just one is put to the test. Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 54:3-4,5,6 & 8; A prayer for […]

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Catholic Parenting: The Art of Spiritual Bushcraft “You’re rearing a remarkable generation. These will be the leaders of a new chapter in the church’s history. You’re rearing Moses, you’re rearing Aaron, you’re rearing Joshua… you’re rearing the patriarchs and the matriarchs. Rear them well. Teach them to stand their ground.” Join Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne for […]