Jan 20th Sun 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, year C

Introduction Our readings today deal with the union of the man and woman as God’s plan. The first reading compares this to God’s union with his people. And in the Gospel Christ stresses the importance of marriage by changing water into wine for relations celebrating their wedding. Lets confess ways we fail in married constancy.. … [Read more…]

Jan 13th Sun The Baptism of the Lord, year C

Introduction As we start a new year were reminded today that our spiritual journey begins with baptism. God says of Christ at baptism, as he says of us, “This is my beloved”. Lets confess ways we fail to live our baptismal and confirmation promises to be the faithful.. Homily The gospel features Christ’s baptism in … [Read more…]

Dec. 25th The Nativity year C

Introduction What we celebrate tonight was the goal of all scripture and the prophets, the coming of the Christ. “Look your Savior comes”, Isaiah says. Paul says the infinite kindness and love of God is revealed at last in Him. Lets pray this holy night for the grace to live in his light, and lets … [Read more…]

Dec 23rd 4th Sun of Advent year C

Introduction “He himself will be peace”, the prophet Micah says of the Christ. In our gospel we see the peace, love and joy that Mary brings when, heavily pregnant, she visits Elizabeth. Lets confess where we fail to spread God’s love and peace around us at Christmas.. Homily “Christmas is coming and the geese are … [Read more…]

Dec 16th 3rd Sun of Advent year C

Introduction The first reading today says: ” God will renew you by his love”. So Paul says rejoice in the Lord. Our faith is not about long faces but joy then. Its what we celebrate this Sunday, this Gaudete or joyful Sunday. We light the pink candle to express the tiding of great joy the … [Read more…]

Dec.9th 2nd Sun of Advent year C

Introduction The preaching of John the Baptist about Christ features in our scripture this week. Already the fruits of Christ’s birth are predicted in the first reading in terms of the blessings showered on the exiles returning to Israel. And John prepares the way for the lord, he makes straight a highway for the Christ … [Read more…]

Dec 2nd Ist Sun in Advent year C

Introduction The first reading today reminds us of the promised Savior. In advent we prepare for the momentous birth of the Christ. And in doing so we prepare also for his second coming. In the meantime the gospel tells us to stay spiritually awake. Lets confess any ways we become careless about our religious duties.. … [Read more…]