Bishop Anthony's WYD Homily & Catechesis
The Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, delivered a World Youth Day Homily and Catechesis in Madrid on Wednesday 17 August.
Firm in the Faith by the Power of the Holy Spirit
Homily - Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit, Parroquia San Antonio
"At the altar of the Navicella in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome is an image of the encounter described in today’s Gospel (Mt 14:23-33). St Peter has started walking across the water but finds himself sinking.
"It’s as if he is a child learning to swim and the parent or swim instructor is using the old trick of moving further away as he makes his progress. Then he panics. He stretches out his arms towards Christ, saying, as we know, ‘Save me!’ Christ opens wide His own arms to lift Peter to the safety of His embrace."
Read Bishop Anthony's Homily in full at the Diocesan Site
Firm in the Faith
Catechesis - Parroquia San Antonio, Calle Bravo Murillo 150
"Nothing could bring together hundreds of young people such as are in this beautiful church and in churches all around this city this morning, from every continent on earth, except Jesus Christ and His Catholic Church.
"Even the Olympics can only bring us together as rivals. Here we are joined together by a glue called faith, more powerful than sport or music or politics or anything else that might bring people together."Read Bishop Anthony's Catechesis in full at the Diocesan Site
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