July 21st 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 23rd, Corpus Christi C

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…]

June 16th 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…]

June 9th Pentecost C

Introduction Today, Pentecost Sunday, celebrates the coming of the Spirit on the apostles, their confirmation as it were, when their faith was strengthened and they were empowered to go out to establish and spread the church. All of us received the same spirit at our baptism and confirmation. We too are sent out to spread … [Read more…]