June 28th Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time A

Introduction Hospitality is something we’re famed for. Lets not let that tradition lapse for as Christ says, even a cup of cold water given in his name will have its reward. Conscious of that lets confess any ways we fail to have open heart and homes.. Homily There’s a fine scene in Alice Taylor’s “The … [Read more…]

June 21st, Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time A

Introduction Our liturgy this week calls us to serve God in action not just words. To live our faith and so be lights to the lost and needy world is our baptismal call. Lets confess ways we fail in this.. Homily Once a person approached a famous professor about a young man and said: “They … [Read more…]

June 19th, Friday, The Sacred Heart

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 14th 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…]

June 7th The most Holy Trinity

Introduction The Trinity is the great mystery of faith, what the old Celtic church called “the three in one and one in three”. Our readings deal with each person of the Trinity in turn. The first describes the majesty of God the Father. The second the power of the spirit in us, and the third … [Read more…]

Surviving the Virus, Poetic Reflections on Covid 19

Introduction:         Dear and beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, and my beloved readers, this is a difficult time for us all, with the virus raging everywhere. I send my blessing and hope for healing and that this scourge will soon pass. It is not the apocalypse nor is it from God. Nothing  evil … [Read more…]