21st Feb, Second Sunday of Lent Year C

Introduction Today we’ve the wonderful story of Tabor. On the mountain we see the divinity of Christ shine for a moment through his humanity. Yet his talk coming down the mountain is not about glory but the cross. Lets confess ways we fail to carry our cross to glory.. Homily “She walks in beauty like … [Read more…]

14th Feb, First Sunday of Lent Year C

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…]

10th Feb, Ash Wednesday Year 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…]

17th Jan, Second Sunday of 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…]

10th Jan, The Baptism of the Lord

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…]

6th Jan, The Epiphany Year C

Introduction Our Christmas season ends with the Magi feast, little Christmas as we used to call it in Ireland. Scripture sees it as the feast of all the world coming to Christ in the form of the wise foreign kings. Lets confess ways we fail to be wise children of God.. Homily We honor the … [Read more…]