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…]

Nov. 11th 32nd Sun in ord time B

Introduction Readings today focus on widows. In the first we have the widow who succours Elijah. In the second we’ve the widow who gives all she has to the temple. Both deal with generous giving to God and others. Lets confess ways we fail in such love and generosity.. Homily In the early church Christians … [Read more…]

Nov. 4th 31st Sun in ord time B

Introduction Today’s very beautiful readings sum up our faith. We’re to love the Lord with all our heart and soul and love our neighbour as Christ loved us. Lets confess any fail to love in our lives.. Homily Love is our vocation. What do is love? Its a much abused world today, meaning anything from … [Read more…]

Nov. 1st Feast of All Saints

Introduction Today we remember not only the canonized saints but all the ordinary saints we have all known. It is a reminder to us that our central Christian call is to be holy as our heavenly Father is holy. Lets confess any ways we fail in this witness.. Homily This time of year, as the … [Read more…]

Oct 28th 30th Sun on ord time B

Introduction Scripture today features blindness and seeing. The first reading sees the Israelites returning to the Lord, “all of them, the blind and the lame”. Similarly Christ heals the blind man in body and soul. Lets confess if we’re blind to the truth in our lives.. Homily Before I begin the homily let’s close our … [Read more…]

Oct. 21st 29th Sun in ord time B

Introduction Suffering features in today’s reading. The first, a prophecy about Christ, says: “by his suffering shall my servant justify many”. And in the gospel He tells the power-hungry apostles they must embrace the cross. Lets face our crosses and humbly serve God and others so as to help Him redeem a fallen world.. Homily … [Read more…]

Oct. 14th 28th Sun in ord time B

Introduction Today’s readings touch our times, they ask us to put our trust in God rather than wealth. That, as our first reading says, is where true riches is. In the gospel the rich young man rejects Christ’s call because he’s a wealthy man. Lets confess ways we too put money or worldly concerns before … [Read more…]