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…]

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…]