March 1st Wed. Ash Wednesday

Introduction: We start lent today with prayer, fasting and almsgiving to prepare for Easter. Lets do so as if this was our last lent. For we know not the time nor the hour when our souls will be required of us. Conscious of the constant need for repentance and the renewal of our faith, lets … [Read more…]

Sun Jan 29th Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time A

Introduction This Sunday begins a series of gospels on The Sermon on the Mount, Christ’s new commandments. They’re wholly positive; not laws but inner ways to blessedness in this world and the next. Lets confess any ways we’ve fail in these key Christian areas, such as mercy, peace, love, and purity of heart.. Homily “I … [Read more…]

Sun. Jan 8th The Baptism of the Lord

¬†Introduction Our gospel today features Christ’s baptism, it should remind us of our own baptism, how precious it was. For it made us God’s children. We received the Holy spirit and became a member of his local and universal church. Lets give thanks for that, and confess ways we have failed to live out our … [Read more…]

Fri Jan 6th. The Epiphany of the Lord

Introduction: Today we finish the Christmas period of feasting with the feast of the Epiphany or little Christmas as we knew it in Ireland, Nollaig na mBan. On that day all the women who’d done the work over Christmas sat down and men served. We pray that we’ll all help in this way; we ask … [Read more…]