April 22nd Fourth Sunday of Easter B

Introduction In our gospel today we see Christ the Good Shepherd watching over, caring, and laying down his life for us. Now as Risen Lord he continues leading us to green pastures of the Spirit. Lets confess any ways we hurt or ignore that loving Lord.. Homily When in the Holy land I’d see shepherds … [Read more…]

April 15th Third Sunday of Easter B

Introduction Repentance dominates our scripture this week. Peter asks people to repent and believe. John talks or doing God’s will as proof of our faith. And Christ says in the gospel that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be preached to all. Lets confess any way we’ve neglected to repent of evil in our … [Read more…]

April 8th Second Sunday of Easter B

Introduction: We now enter the easter period and scripture is full of accounts of the early church’s growth in the Spirit of the Risen Christ. Today’s scripture shows us that at the heart of that authentic early church was charity; they shared everything and no one was in need. Thats the model for us too, … [Read more…]

March 31/April 1st Easter Saturday/Sunday

Introduction: Last night (tonight) we lit the holy fire symbolising the risen Christ as light of the world. That light shines for us still. For as the inscription on the Pascal Candle says, “Christ is yesterday, today and forever; the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end of all”. In the light of … [Read more…]

March 30th Good Friday B

All human lifes here, the News of the World used to say. Certainly thats true of the crucifixion story. All human life, mainly at its worst, is there: awful Roman cruelty; injustice and barbaric torture of innocence; terrible corruption, envy and vindictiveness among the Jewish authorities; the heartless betrayal of a close friend for money … [Read more…]

March 29th Holy Thursday B

Introduction. A family meal is holy, it binds parents and children together. Christ’s supper is similar, it binds us to Him and each other. Preparing to eat that supper, we remember our first holy communicants, who like the apostles will share bread with the lord in May, and we welcome the eucharistic ministers about to … [Read more…]

March 25th Palm Sunday B

Homily Do you remember the old stations of the cross; they were full of sweat & blood and a sorrowful Saviour rebuking us for our sins. They were both right, and yet at another level mistaken. The cross was hard, yes, but it was also a site of joyful triumph, the triumph of self-giving love. … [Read more…]

Message From Fr Con Buckley

Dear beloved and faithful readers, I am back online againĀ  and I have published a new book. Its called Learn from Me, and exposition of the Sermon on the Mount (it can be got on line from More Books, citing the ISBN no. 978-3-330-70265-3 – excuse me for promoting it and no obligation – that’s … [Read more…]