May 8th The Ascension C

Introduction: We end our Easter celebrations with the ascension of the lord. He had to go so as to send the Spirit and begin the church. But He is with us in Spirit until the end of the world. Lets confess any ways we may have failed our great lord. Homily Nowadays the church is … [Read more…]

May 1st Sixth Sunday of Easter C

Introduction In the first reading the apostles resolve disputes in the early church and John has a vision of its final mystical holiness based on the apostles as its foundation stones. Christ in the gospel sends the spirit to be with the church forever. Lets confess any ways we fail to be true to this … [Read more…]

April 24th Fifth Sunday of Easter C

Introduction Our readings this week feature God’s kingdom on earth in Christ. The first reading sees faith come with joy to the pagans and the second sees it come to completion in a final perfect heavenly earth. Christ says in the Gospel that the way to bring that about is love and faith. Lets confess … [Read more…]

April 17th Fourth Sunday of Easter C

Introduction “I am the Good Shepherd”. This Good Shepherd and vocation Sunday God tells us of a need for good shepherds today, priests, lay people and religious to carry on Christ’s saving work. Lets pray for them and confess where we fail to nourish vocations.. Homily While in the Holy land I’d see shepherds chatting … [Read more…]

10th April Third Sunday of Easter C

Introduction They gloried in suffering humiliation for the sake of Christ, our first reading says. Like all the living things of creation our role is heroic service of God. And that’s best done as part of his church led by Peter, to whom Christ said. “feed my lambs”. Lets confess ways we, God’s lambs, stray … [Read more…]

3rd April Second Sunday of Easter C

Introduction We continue to celebrate Christ risen. The first reading and the Book of Revelation show the apostles preaching Christ risen after Pentecost. They begin the universal salvation predicted by the prophets. Lets confess any failure to help in that mission. Homily “The candid scholar, the unselfish priest, the uncomplaining mothers”. McNeice’s poem “The Kingdom” … [Read more…]

25th March Good Friday C

Introduction (as in the liturgy) Homily Life is a series of deaths. The womb is our first tomb. We come crying into life. Dying to childhood follows in adolescence, a similar painful time. Later again, we give up multiple partner choice to grow rich in the love of one spouse and our children. And growing … [Read more…]

24th March Holy Thursday C

Introduction: Tonight we begin a trilogy of Holy week celebrations with the liturgy of the Lord’s last supper. It was the first holy communion. About to die, Christ gave his very self to us for all time to nourish and sustain his people. Lets thank him for that great gift and confess any ways we … [Read more…]

20th March Palm Sunday C

Introduction The theme today is that Christ is a King of humble suffering love. As we enter Holy Week lets follow him in all the ceremonies through the last supper, the cross of love, and the resurrection. and lets confess any ways we fail this great Lord and Savior. Homily “Take up your cross and … [Read more…]