25th March Good Friday C

Introduction (as in the liturgy) Homily Life is a series of deaths. The womb is our first tomb. We come crying into life. Dying to childhood follows in adolescence, a similar painful time. Later again, we give up multiple partner choice to grow rich in the love of one spouse and our children. And growing … [Read more…]

24th March Holy Thursday C

Introduction: Tonight we begin a trilogy of Holy week celebrations with the liturgy of the Lord’s last supper. It was the first holy communion. About to die, Christ gave his very self to us for all time to nourish and sustain his people. Lets thank him for that great gift and confess any ways we … [Read more…]

20th March Palm Sunday C

Introduction The theme today is that Christ is a King of humble suffering love. As we enter Holy Week lets follow him in all the ceremonies through the last supper, the cross of love, and the resurrection. and lets confess any ways we fail this great Lord and Savior. Homily “Take up your cross and … [Read more…]

17th of March St.Patrick’s Day

Introduction: This weekend we celebrate the great and joyful feast of St.Patrick, our national patron. He was and is still a great light of faith to us and the world. Lets confess any ways we fail in following him in faith and love and goodness.. Homily Why is St.Patrick our national icon. Maybe because down … [Read more…]

13th of Mar, Fifth Sunday of Lent Year C

Introduction One great temptation we all face is self-righteous judgement of others. We see that in our gospel in the form of the woman caught in adultery. The pharisees wanted her stoned, but Christ says, “let he who is without sin cast the first stone”. Lets confess any ways we may unfairly judge others. Homily … [Read more…]

8th Mar, Fourth Sunday of Lent Year C

Introduction This Sunday we have the parable of the prodigal son. Its reminder that we all drift from the Father at times, and need to return with all our hearts from sinful ways. Lent is such a time for conversion, lets repent now of any sins, as we confess.. Homily I’m sure you know St.Agustine’s … [Read more…]

28th Feb, Third Sunday of Lent Year C

Introduction Scripture today revisits the theme of sin and repentance. Sin is a bad word today, we daren’t mention it. But, though we bury our heads in sand, it remains. Paul shows its grave consequences, and Christ says: “unless you repent you will all perish”. Lets confess ways we fail to repent of destructive sin … [Read more…]

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…]