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…]

March 17th St.Patrick’s Day

Introduction: This weekend we celebrate the great and joyful feast of St.Patrick, our national patron. He was and is still a great light of faith to us and the world. Lets confess any ways we fail in following him in faith and love and goodness.. Homily Why is St.Patrick our national icon. Maybe because down … [Read more…]

March 10th First Sunday of Lent

Introduction Our scripture this first Sunday of Lent features Christ’s temptations in the desert. There he resisted key temptations we all face, to put self, power, and wealth before humble service of God and others. Lets confess ways we let selfish lust for money rule our hearts and prevent us living in faith and charity.. … [Read more…]

March 6th Ash Wednesday C

Introduction Welcome to our Special Ash Wednesday mass. It always reminds me of the story of Lourdes and Mary’s call there for a life of penance to atone for sins and bring the world back to God. Lets pray for some such renewal in our own lives this Lent.. Homily Lourdes featured a small French … [Read more…]

March 3rd, Eight Sun in Ordinary Time C

Introduction “A man’s words flow out of what fills his heart”. Our scripture today asks us to speak out of a pure heart. “Do not praise a man before he has spoken” the first reading says and Christ asks us to avoid judgmental condemnation of others in speech. Let confess ways we may have misjudged … [Read more…]

Feb 24th Seventh Sun in Ordinary Time C

Introduction Our readings this week continue the themes of the Sermon on the Mount, especially the message of non-violence and love even of one’s enemies. Lets confess any violence or hate in our lives. Homily There’s a fine scene in the film about Mahatma Ghandi. During his non-violent campaign for independence in India, a Christian … [Read more…]

Feb 17th Sixth Sun in Ordinary Time C

Introduction Today we have the most beautiful of Christ’s sermons, the beatitudes. They are his commandments, not a list of laws, but ways to be happy and blessed children of God. Lets heed these wonderful guides and confess any ways we fail to do so.. Homily “I have a dream”, you may know the Martin … [Read more…]

Feb 10, Fifth Sun in Ordinary Time C

Introduction “our scripture today deals with conversion and then passing he faith on to others. Awed by Christ’s divine power and glory, as seen the miracle of the catch of fish, the disciples are asked to share in his mission; the healing of people in body and soul so that they can come to a … [Read more…]

Feb 3rd, Fourth Sun in Ordinary Time C

Introduction Our scripture this week is about discrimination. Jeremiah faces rejection by his people but God takes his part. In the same way Christ, because he’s just the carpenter’s son, is cast out of the synagogue. Lets confess any areas of prejudice in our lives.. Homily You may know the story of Max Kolbe. Sent … [Read more…]

Jan 27 Third Sun in Ordinary time C

Introduction Our readings for this week deal with practical charity. As the first reading says, ” the Lord God is our stronghold” in this. And Christ was sent, as he says, quoting Isaiah, to bring the good news to the poor”. Lets confess ways we fail in charity.. Homily There’s a story told of a … [Read more…]