June 16th Trinity Sunday C

Introduction In today’s celebration of the Trinity, our readings deal with each person in turn. The first describes the majestic reign of the Father, the second the power of the Spirit in the world, and third the Risen Christ as lord of the universe. Lets confess ways we fail to appreciate the great and infinite … [Read more…]

June 9th Pentecost C

Introduction Today, Pentecost Sunday, celebrates the coming of the Spirit on the apostles, their confirmation as it were, when their faith was strengthened and they were empowered to go out to establish and spread the church. All of us received the same spirit at our baptism and confirmation. We too are sent out to spread … [Read more…]

June 2nd The Ascension C

Introduction: We end our Easter celebrations with the ascension of the lord. He had to go so as to send the Spirit and begin the church. But He is with us in Spirit until the end of the world. Lets confess any ways we may have failed our great lord. Homily Nowadays the church is … [Read more…]

May 26th Sixth Sunday of Easter C

Introduction In the first reading the apostles resolve disputes in the early church and John has a vision of its final mystical holiness based on the apostles as its foundation stones. Christ in the gospel sends the spirit to be with the church forever. Lets confess any ways we fail to be true to this … [Read more…]

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…]