May 15th 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 8th Fourth Sunday of Easter C

Introduction “I am the Good Shepherd”. This Good Shepherd and vocation Sunday God tells us of a need for good shepherds today, priests, lay people and religious to carry on Christ’s saving work. Lets pray for them and confess where we fail to nourish vocations.. Homily While in the Holy land I’d see shepherds chatting … [Read more…]

Pinnacle book achievement award and a new poem

Dear readers, I send you a new poem about the Ukraine war, its spiritual implications. Also, some good news, my book Poems from Heartlands has been nominated for various awards and has won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. The following poem is from my upcoming new collection, Into the Light; hope you my beloved readers … [Read more…]

1st May Third Sunday 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 24th 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 16th & 17th Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday C

Introduction This feast’s blaze of light is the high point of our year, the central feast of our faith. For in Christ’s resurrection the whole world was brought to God’s full saving light and life. So having lit the Easter fire and pascal candle, lets purify our souls to prepare for this great mass of … [Read more…]

April 15th 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 14th 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 10th 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…]

3rd of April, Fifth Sunday of Lent Year 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…]