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…]

March 17th 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…]

March 11th Fourth Sunday of Lent B

Introduction Our scripture this Sunday is about continuing conversion. Jeremiah describes the covenant with God as pure heart commitment and Christ talks of drawing all to himself in newness of life and faith. Lets confess any refusal to be converted in our lives.. Homily I’m sure you know St.Francis’s story. A great figure in Italy, … [Read more…]

March 4th, Third Sunday of Lent B

Introduction: In our gospel Christ drives out traders who were ripping off poor Temple devotees. Like the present cult of economics, the concern of the Pharisees was with their Temple business. Christ, opposing corruption there, had to be silenced, despite God’s command: “thou shall not kill”. Greed can be as ruthless among us today. Lets … [Read more…]

Feb. 23rd Second Sunday 0f Lent B

Introduction: This Sunday we’ve the story of Christ’s transfiguration on Tabor. Usually his divinity was hidden, but there His body became radiant like at the resurrection. The Father appeared and said: “this is my beloved son listen to him”. Lets confess any failure to listen, to allow his light to fulfil our souls…. Homily Rose … [Read more…]

Feb 18th First Sunday of Lent B

Introduction Today begins lent’s fasting, prayer and almsgiving. The first reading recalls the flood, when people spurned God for an evil which destroyed them. Jesus tells us to repent and believe lest we die too. Lent’s prayer, fasting and almsgiving ensure our soul survival; for it purifies and strengthens us against Satan’s wiles. In its … [Read more…]