17th Jan, Second Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C

Introduction Our readings today deal with the union of the man and woman as God’s plan. The first reading compares this to God’s union with his people. And in the Gospel Christ stresses the importance of marriage by changing water into wine for relations celebrating their wedding. Lets confess ways we fail in married constancy.. … [Read more…]

10th Jan, The Baptism of the Lord

Introduction As we start a new year were reminded today that our spiritual journey begins with baptism. God says of Christ at baptism, as he says of us, “This is my beloved”. Lets confess ways we fail to live our baptismal and confirmation promises to be the faithful.. Homily The gospel features Christ’s baptism in … [Read more…]

6th Jan, The Epiphany Year C

Introduction Our Christmas season ends with the Magi feast, little Christmas as we used to call it in Ireland. Scripture sees it as the feast of all the world coming to Christ in the form of the wise foreign kings. Lets confess ways we fail to be wise children of God.. Homily We honor the … [Read more…]

Dec 27, Feast of the Holy family Year C

Introduction We may think of Christ as beyond things like adolescence, but remember he was fully human. Today we see the teenage Christ rebelling against his parents, staying in the Temple. Yet we also see him submitting to them and growing in age and grace. Lets confess ways we fail to love our parents as … [Read more…]