Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Mass for the Annunciation: Canon Michael's Homily

Here is a summary of Canon Michael's homily for the Solemnity of the Annunciation today


Today is a joyful day as we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation. The Angel Gabriel brought the greatest of news to Our Blessed Lady - that she was chosen to be the Mother of the Saviour of the world. We all need Good News: this is true especially for us now at this time of the coronavirus pandemic when many are anxious.

Because of Our Lady's "yes" to Saint Gabriel, the Good News is, as Isaiah prophesied, that God-is with-us. He is one with us, he shares our humanity, our fears, our joys, our anxieties, and our hopes. Our God is not a distant, removed God but One who took flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary. Today we rejoice in the Good News of the Incarnation: that Jesus is Emmanuel, God-with-us.