Dec 25th The Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ Christmas

Introduction: Tonight joy overflows at Christ’s birth and the salvation He brought. All was dark before God sent him, but after his coming as Isaiah says: “Those in darkness have seen a great light”. So, as Paul says, we should live good holy lives as we await his second coming. The angels and shepherds proclaimed … [Read more…]

Dec. 18th Fourth Sunday of Advent A

Introduction: The first reading reminds us today that God the Father sent us Jesus to recreate us as his family. This is the good news Paul describes, his closeness to us. As fathers, mothers or general carers lets do the same for all and confess if we fail in this. Homily One day I was … [Read more…]

Dec. 11th Third Sunday of Advent

Introduction: This is Goudete Sunday and we light a pink candle to show our joy in the lord. “Joy and gladness will go with them and sorrow and lament be ended”, the first reading says. Paul tells us not to lose heart for the Lord is coming and Christ tells us that they’re happy who … [Read more…]

Dec 8th Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Introduction This great feast, one of the few left in the church, reminds us of the dignity of the sinless one, our holy mother. For since Christ was also the one, in Paul’s words, like us in all things but sin so with his mother. So conscious of our own efforts to over come evil … [Read more…]

Dec. 4th Second Sunday of Advent

Introduction: As we light the second candle today lets reflect on how our advent renewal’s going. In the first reading we’ve a vision of the new earth the Christ child brings, the wolf lying down with the lamb. Like John in our Gospel we can shape this paradise by making straight the way of the … [Read more…]

Nov. 27th First Sunday of Advent A

Introduction: We start a new Church year by preparing for Christ’s nativity. Isaiah anticipates His birth in the first reading and the Gospel tells us to be ready when He comes. Lets light the candle on the wreath to begin this readying time. And before our first advent mass, lets confess any sins that block … [Read more…]

November 20th Christ the King C

Introduction We call Jesus Lord because at his resurrection God gave him all power in heaven and earth; he must be king, scripture says until he puts all things under his feet. But our gospel reminds us that Christ is not a worldly king lording it over people but a king of love on the … [Read more…]

Nov 13rd, Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time C

Introduction Fittingly, scripture on the last Sunday feature the apocalypse, the end of the world and Christ’s second coming in judgement. The first reading talks of evil-doers being burnt like stubble then but also the sun of righteousness shining out with healing in its rays. Christ says to endure in faith to the end whatever … [Read more…]

Nov. 6th Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary time C

Introduction “For you there can be no resurrection”, brothers being martyred say to the cruel pagan king. In the same way Christ points out in the Gospel, that God is lord of the living not the dead. Lets confess ways we fail to appreciate the importance of this. Homily Light is precious this time of … [Read more…]

Nov. 1st Feast of All Saints

Introduction Today we remember not only the canonized saints but all the ordinary saints we have all known. It is a reminder to us that our central Christian call is to be holy as our heavenly Father is holy. Let’s confess any ways we fail in this witness.. Homily This time of year, as the … [Read more…]