May 19th Fifth Sunday of Easter C

Introduction Our readings this week feature God’s kingdom on earth in Christ. The first reading sees faith come with joy to the pagans and the second sees it come to completion in a final perfect heavenly earth. Christ says in the Gospel that the way to bring that about is love and faith. Lets confess … [Read more…]

May 5th Third Sun of Easter C

Introduction They gloried in suffering humiliation for the sake of Christ, our first reading says. Like all the living things of creation our role is heroic service of God. And that’s best done as part of his church led by Peter, to whom Christ said. “feed my lambs”. Lets confess ways we, God’s lambs, stray … [Read more…]

April 28th Second Sunday of Easter C

Introduction We continue to celebrate Christ risen. The first reading and the Book of Revelation show the apostles preaching Christ risen after Pentecost. They begin the universal salvation predicted by the prophets. Lets confess any failure to help in that mission. Homily “The candid scholar, the unselfish priest, the uncomplaining mothers”. McNeice’s poem “The Kingdom” … [Read more…]

April 19th Good Friday C

Homily Life is a series of deaths. The womb is our first tomb. We come crying into life. Dying to childhood follows in adolescence, a similar painful time. Later again, we give up multiple partner choice to grow rich in the love of one spouse and our children. And growing old we die to vitality … [Read more…]

April 18th Holy Thursday C

Introduction: Tonight we begin a trilogy of Holy week celebrations with the liturgy of the Lord’s last supper. It was the first holy communion. About to die, Christ gave his very self to us for all time to nourish and sustain his people. Lets thank him for that great gift and confess any ways we … [Read more…]

April 14th Palm Sunday C

Introduction The theme today is that Christ is a King of humble suffering love. As we enter Holy Week lets follow him in all the ceremonies through the last supper, the cross of love, and the resurrection. and lets confess any ways we fail this great Lord and Savior. Homily “Take up your cross and … [Read more…]

April 7th Fifth Sun of Lent C

Introduction One great temptation we all face is self-righteous judgement of others. We see that in our gospel in the form of the woman caught in adultery. The pharisees wanted her stoned, but Christ says, “let he who is without sin cast the first stone”. Lets confess any ways we may unfairly judge others. Homily … [Read more…]

March 31st Fourth Sun of Lent C

Introduction This Sunday we have the parable of the prodigal son. Its reminder that we all drift from the Father at times, and need to return with all our hearts from sinful ways. Lent is such a time for conversion, lets repent now of any sins, as we confess.. Homily I’m sure you know St.Agustine’s … [Read more…]

March 24th Third Sunday of Lent C

Introduction Scripture today revisits the theme of sin and repentance. Sin is a bad word today, we daren’t mention it. But, though we bury our heads in sand, it remains. Paul shows its grave consequences, and Christ says: “unless you repent you will all perish”. Lets confess ways we fail to repent of destructive sin … [Read more…]