July 17th Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time c

Introduction Our readings this week feature godly hospitality. Abraham’s hospitality is rewarded by his wife’s pregnancy. Martha feeds and cares for Christ and Mary cares more so by listening to him. Lets confess any failure to have open hearts and hospitable homes. Homily We Irish are proud of our hospitality but are we as open … [Read more…]

June 12th Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time c

Introduction Our scripture today features sin and forgiveness. In the first reading the sin of David is forgiven by God but that fall, like all such, had wider consequences. In the Gospel Christ’s forgives the woman who anoints his feet. Lets seek forgiveness for our sins and their effects, knowing God’s infinite mercy.. Homily Maybe … [Read more…]

May 29th Corpus Christi

Introduction Today we celebrate the risen lord’s bodily presence with us. In the first reading Melchizedek offers a similar thanksgiving offering of bread and wine. The epistle retells the last supper’s giving of the Eucharist, and tells us to celebrate it for all time. The gospel has Jesus feeding crowds in the wilderness; He still … [Read more…]

May 22nd Trinity Sunday C

Introduction In today’s celebration of the Trinity, our readings deal with each person in turn. The first describes the majestic reign of the Father, the second the power of the Spirit in the world, and third the Risen Christ as lord of the universe. Lets confess ways we fail to appreciate the great and infinite … [Read more…]