October 29th Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time C

Introduction Our Scripture praised the humble tax collector’s confession of sin as against the proud self-righteousness of the Pharisee. Lets confess any refusal to humbly acknowledge our sins.. Homily Why does God hate sin? The answer is because he loves us and knows it is bad for us; the commandments were given to the Jews … [Read more…]

October 22nd Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time C

Introduction “Pray continually..never lose heart”. We may not realize what a great glory prayer is. It heals the world, nourishes our inner life and unites us with God; lets confess any neglect of prayer. Homily I read once about an orthodox saint in Russia. He travelled all over Europe asking people how to pray all … [Read more…]

October 15th Twenty-Eight Sunday of Ordinary Time C

Introduction Our scripture continues the theme of faith but faith associated with healing and giving thanks. Naaman is healed in the first reading by Elisha’s faith. And Christ heals the lepers, though only came back to thank him. Lets confess ways we fail to give thanks for the healing power of faith in our lives.. … [Read more…]

October 8th Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

Introduction “The upright man will live by faith”, the prophet says to us today. And the apostles ask Christ to increase their faith. Lets confess ways in which our faith commitment is weak at times.. Homily “Increase our faith”. This prayer should be constantly on our lips today when many abandoning faith, are rudderless amid … [Read more…]