Oct 3rd, Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction Scripture today focuses on marriage faithfulness. Our reading from Genesis says we must leave our parents and be joined to our spouses, and what God joins nothing should sunder. In the Gospel, Christ, rejecting divorce, echoes Genesis, what God unites man mustn’t divide. Let’s confess if we fail in marriage faithfulness. Homily Marriages are … [Read more…]

26th Sept, Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction “If only all the people of God were prophets, and He gave his Spirit to them all”, the first reading says. That kind of prophecy is seen in James’ condemnation of the rich who exploit the poor. Similarly, Christ condemns those who give scandal to the young. Let’s confess ways we fail in concern … [Read more…]

19th Sept, Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction Today’s readings tell us that goodness always faces attack from the envious world. The first reading condemns cynical attacks on the virtuous man by godless opponents. And in the gospel Christ tells the apostles that because of his godly preaching he’ll be tortured & killed. Let’s confess ways we follow the cruel cynical world … [Read more…]

12th Sept, Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction Constant faith through every suffering is our theme today. In the first reading we have the image of the suffering servant who trusts in God despite fierce torture. Christ in the gospel, points to his own sufferings to come in the same spirit. Let’s confess any ways we lack faith and trust in God … [Read more…]

5th of Sept, Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time,

Introduction “The eyes of the blind shall be opened, the ears of the deaf unsealed”. Our readings envisage the cleansing of the earth and the coming of justice in Christ. James shows this was needed even in the early flock where distinctions are made between the poor and rich at mass. Christ in the Gospel … [Read more…]