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…]

Oct 7th, 27th Sun in ord time B

Introduction Scripture today focuses on marriage faithfuless. Our reading from Genesis says we must leave our parents and be joined to our spouses, and what God joins nothing should sunder. In the Gospel, Christ, rejecting divorce, echoes Genesis, what God unites man mustn’t divide. Lets confess if we fail in marriage faithfulness. Homily Marriages are … [Read more…]

Sept 30th 26th Sun in ord time B

Introduction “If only all the people of God were prophets and He gave his Spirit to them all”, the first reading says. That kind of prophecy is seen in James’ condemnation of rich who exploit the poor. Similarly Christ condemns those who give scandal to the young. Lets confess ways we fail in concern for … [Read more…]

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…]