Sept 23rd 25th Sun in ord time B

Introduction Today’s readings tell us that goodness always faces attack from the envious world. The first reading condemns cynical attacks on the virtuous man by godless opponents. And in the gospel Christ tells the apostles that because of his godly preaching he’ll be tortured & killed. Lets confess ways we follow the cruel cynical world … [Read more…]

Sept 16th 24th Sun in ordinary time B

Introduction Constant faith through every sufferings is our theme today. In the first reading we have the image of the suffering servant who trusts in God despite fierce torture. Christ in the gospel, points to his own sufferings to come in the same spirit. Lets confess any ways we lack faith and trust in God … [Read more…]

Sept. 9th 23rd Sunday in ordinary time B

Introduction “The eyes of the blind shall be opened, the ears of the deaf unsealed”. Our readings envisage the cleansing of the earth and the coming of justice in Christ. James shows this was needed even in the early flock where distinctions are made between the poor and rich at mass. Christ in the Gospel … [Read more…]

Sept. 2nd 22nd Sunday in ordinary time B

Introduction “Pure unspoilt religion is this, to come to the help of orphans and widows and keep oneself uncontaminated by the world”. Our readings this week focus on true and false faith. Christ criticises those who honor God with their lips but whose hearts are far from Him. Lets confess any hypocrisy in our lives. … [Read more…]

Aug. 26th 21st Sunday in ordinary time B

Introduction “We have no intention of deserting the Lord our God” our first reading says. Yet many do so today. As some did when Christ taught the reality of his eucharistic presence. “Will you also go away”, He said to disciples. Lets confess ways we desert the gospel when it doesn’t agree with worldly views.. … [Read more…]

Aug 12th 19th Sun in ordinary time B

Introduction This is the third Sunday that features the eucharist. Elijah journeyed for forty days and forty nights to God’s mountain at Horeb, fortified by bread from heaven. This prefigures the Eucharist. Jesus he is the bread sent from heaven to nourish us for life’s long journey. Lets confess failures to appreciate the importance of … [Read more…]

Aug. 5th 18th Sun in ordinary time B

Introduction Our first reading describes the manna by which God fed the Jews during their desert journey. It prefigured the eucharist by which He feeds us, his new people in Christ, for our spiritual journey “He who eats this bread will never be hungry” Jesus says. Lets confess any failure to appreciate this living bread’s … [Read more…]

July 29th 17th Sun in ordinary time B

Introduction Today Christ feeds the crowd in the wilderness. He still feeds us with himself. Lets confess any ways we’ve failed to appreciate our great communion with Him here in the Word and the Eucharist.. Homily Once at Easter I asked an adult about to be baptized what becoming a Christian meant. “Really receiving the … [Read more…]