Feb 26th First Sunday of Lent A

Introduction Our scripture this first Sunday of Lent features Christ’s temptations in the desert. There he resisted key temptations we all face, to put self, power, and wealth before humble service of God and others. Lets confess ways we let selfish lust for money rule our hearts and prevent us living in faith and charity.. … [Read more…]

Feb 23rd Ash Wednesday Year A

Introduction: We start lent today with prayer, fasting and almsgiving to prepare for Easter. Lets do so as if this was our last lent. For we know not the time nor the hour when our souls will be required of us. Conscious of the constant need for repentance and the renewal of our faith, lets … [Read more…]

Sun Feb. 19th Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time A

Introduction: We continue today the outlines of Christian morality that is the Beatitudes. Today Christ shows the uselessness of violence. He asks us to be peaceful within so as to spread peace in the world. Lets confess any ways we have failed to be people of peace.. Homily There’s a fine scene in the film … [Read more…]

Journeys into Light

Dear reader, my new book of poems, Journeys into Light, is now available, the previous collection won seven different awards. It is available from Amazon. Also I have a new novel out, The Cottage, published by a London publisher, Austin Macaulay. Its also available from Amazon, only £9.99. I include here a short poem from … [Read more…]

Sun. February 12th Sixth Sunday in Ordinary time A

Introduction: We’ve glorious gospels at this time, taken from Christ’s Sermon on the Mount, his new commandments for us, the new people of God. Called to live this blessed way to happiness, lets confess any ways we failed in mercy, peace or any other of the Beatitudes. Homily Our gospel today continues the Sermon on … [Read more…]

Sun February 5th, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary time A

Introduction A person I know says “I’m a non-believer, I don’t harm anyone, that’s enough”. But we’re here not just to avoid harm, but to do as much good as we can. We’re to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world, our Gospel says. Lets confess ways we fail Christ, … [Read more…]