Feb 28th Second Sunday 0f Lent B

Introduction: This Sunday we’ve the story of Christ’s transfiguration on Tabor. Usually his divinity was hidden, but there His body became radiant like at the resurrection. The Father appeared and said: “this is my beloved son listen to him”. Lets confess any failure to listen, to allow his light to fulfil our souls…. Homily Rose … [Read more…]

Feb 21st First Sunday of Lent B

Introduction Today begins lent’s fasting, prayer and almsgiving. The first reading recalls the flood, when people spurned God for an evil which destroyed them. Jesus tells us to repent and believe lest we die too. Lent’s prayer, fasting and almsgiving ensure our soul survival; for it purifies and strengthens us against Satan’s wiles. In its … [Read more…]

Feb 17th Ash Wednesday B

Introduction Lent has come round again, and our readings echo the themes of prayer, fasting and almsgiving to prepare for Christ’s birth with renewed hearts. Lets confess now any sin as we begin lent.. Homily Welcome to our Special Ash Wednesday mass. You know the story of Lourdes. There was a small girl Bernadette in … [Read more…]

Feb 14 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time B

Introduction Our readings this week continue the healing theme. Moses says to shun the leper for the sake of community safety. But Christ in the gospel heals a leper, changing the law of exclusion to one of inclusion. Lets pray that we may reach out to the sick and excluded in our midst and lets … [Read more…]

Feb 7th Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time B

Introduction Todays readings feature healing. We see Job anguished at life’s suffering. Paul, in the second reading gives us the remedy, blessed rest in Christ. We see that Lord in the gospel healing suffering all around him. Lets confess ways we doubt his healing presence or fail to be his healing hands to others.. Homily … [Read more…]

Jan 31st Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time B

Introduction Readings today deal with true and false spiritual authority. The first reading affirms the authority of true prophets against those who invoke God for worldly ways. The celibacy ideal is under attack today; Paul in the second reading says that God is well served by it. Christ in the gospel teaches with authority and … [Read more…]

Jan 24th Third Sunday in Ordinary Time B

Introduction Readings this Sunday anticipate lent. The story of Jonah in the first reading sees the prophet demanding repentance of a corrupt city. Paul in the second reading reminds us that our time is short, the world as we know it is passing away. This sets the scene for the gospel where Christ central message … [Read more…]

Jan 17th Second Sunday in Ordinary Time B

Introduction Its back to ordinary time now when the gospels outline Christ’s public ministry. The first reading invites us to say with Samuel: “Speak Lord you servant is listening”. And Paul says to use our bodies for God’s glory as modern apostles. Like them, let’s be faithful to Christ’s church, and confess our failures in … [Read more…]

Jan 10 The Baptism of the Lord B

Introduction We focus on Christ’s baptism today and doing so we might reflect on our baptism. Then, as in the first reading, the lord said to us, “I have called you to serve the cause of right”. This call is for all people, for as Paul says in the second reading “all who fear God … [Read more…]

Jan 6th The Epiphany of the Lord B

Introduction: Today we finish the Christmas period of feasting with the feast of the Epiphany or little Christmas as we knew it in Ireland, Nollaig na mBan. On that day all the women who’d done the work over Christmas sat down and men served. We pray that we’ll all help in this way; we ask … [Read more…]