April 16th Easter Sunday A

Introduction: Last night (tonight) we lit the holy fire symbolizing the risen Christ as light of the world. That light shines for us always. For as the inscription on the Candle says, we celebrate “Christ yesterday, today and forever; the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end of all”. In the light of … [Read more…]

April 14th Good Friday,A

Introduction: “Take up your cross and follow me”. As we gather around the cross of Christ this “good” Friday lets kiss and adore it with deep love of our Lord who suffered so much for us. Homily I don’t want to keep you, for the ceremony is long, but as we gather today may contemplating … [Read more…]

April 13th Holy Thursday A

Introduction: A family meal binds parents and children together. Christ’s supper mass binds us to Him and each other. Gathered for that supper we welcome first holy communicants who will share the lord’s body in May and eucharistic ministers to be commissioned. And lets confess any failure to live the communion we celebrate. Homily The … [Read more…]

April 9. Palm Sunday A

Introduction We begin the most solemn week of the church year. We follow Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, his institution of the Eucharist, his suffering on the cross and his resurrection. To prepare for this holiest time of the Christian year, let confess our sins… Homily People are fickle. One minute they’re all about you. Then … [Read more…]

April 2. Fifth Sunday of Lent, A

Introduction Sometimes we downplay Christ’s humanity. The most humane of men he felt things deeply. He cried at the death of Lazarus, over Jerusalem and for Martha and Mary. May we similarly feel with those in sorrow, and lets confess any ways we fail in this… Homily I was at a funeral recently of a … [Read more…]

Sun 19th March, Third Sunday of Lent “Christ drives out traders from the temple”

Introduction: In our gospel Christ drives out traders who were ripping off poor Temple devotees. Like the present cult of economics, the concern of the Pharisees was with their Temple business. Christ, opposing corruption there, had to be silenced, despite God’s command: “thou shall not kill”. Greed can be as ruthless among us today. Lets … [Read more…]