July 1st 13th Sun in ordinary time B

Introduction “The world’s created things have health in them”, our first reading says. Healing is part of our faith. We see Jesus in our gospel healing the woman with a haemorrhage and Jairus’s daughter. Let’s seek his healing in our lives as we confess.. Homily Maybe you have heard of Briege McKenna, the miracle-working nun. … [Read more…]

June 24 12th Sun in Ordinary time B

Introduction Trust in God is a wonderful thing. He speaks to us, as the first reading says, from the heart of every Tempest of life. We see Jesus stilling the storm in the Gospel and saying: “Why are you so frightened? How is it you have no faith?”. Lets confess any ways we’ve failed to … [Read more…]

June 17 Homily for the 11th Sun in ordinary time B

Introduction Our readings today deal with God’s kingdom come in Christ. Ezekiel sees His coming as a tiny sprout God plants in the earth that becomes a great tree of life. The gospel has the same image of the tiny seed that grows into huge shrub under which birds rest. We are the birds resting … [Read more…]

June 10, Homily for the 10th Sun. in Ordinary time B

Introduction Our readings today deal with our key Christian task, to do God’s will. Adam and Eve in the first reading fell into evil by refusing to do God’s will. It was also the Devil’s downfall. Christ in the Gospel makes no bones about it: “anybody who does God’s will is my brothere and sister … [Read more…]

June 8th The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Introduction At a funeral a person told a story about the woman who had died. A few weeks before, she almost went. Later she complained: “I was almost there, the Sacred Heart was coming towards me with outstretched arms and I was so happy, and they brought me back”. Conscious of the importance of the … [Read more…]

June 3rd Corpus Christi

Introduction Today’s first reading reminds us that the Eucharist feeds us in the wilderness of the world as the Israelites were in the desert. Paul in the second reading says it unites us with and makes us the body of Christ. And Christ tells us that through it we’re already part of eternal life. Lets … [Read more…]