Sun. Jan 8th The Baptism of the Lord

¬†Introduction Our gospel today features Christ’s baptism, it should remind us of our own baptism, how precious it was. For it made us God’s children. We received the Holy spirit and became a member of his local and universal church. Lets give thanks for that, and confess ways we have failed to live out our … [Read more…]

Fri Jan 6th. The Epiphany of the Lord

Introduction: Today we finish the Christmas period of feasting with the feast of the Epiphany or little Christmas as we knew it in Ireland, Nollaig na mBan. On that day all the women who’d done the work over Christmas sat down and men served. We pray that we’ll all help in this way; we ask … [Read more…]

Dec. 18th Fourth Sunday of Advent A

Introduction: The first reading reminds us today that God the Father sent us Jesus to recreate us as his family. This is the good news Paul describes, his closeness to us. As fathers, mothers or general carers lets do the same for all and confess if we fail in this. Homily One day I was … [Read more…]

Dec. 11th Third Sunday of Advent

Introduction: This is Goudete Sunday and we light a pink candle to show our joy in the lord. “Joy and gladness will go with them and sorrow and lament be ended”, the first reading says. Paul tells us not to lose heart for the Lord is coming and Christ tells us that they’re happy who … [Read more…]

Dec. 4th Second Sunday of Advent

Introduction: As we light the second candle today lets reflect on how our advent renewal’s going. In the first reading we’ve a vision of the new earth the Christ child brings, the wolf lying down with the lamb. Like John in our Gospel we can shape this paradise by making straight the way of the … [Read more…]