19th Sept, Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction Today’s readings tell us that goodness always faces attack from the envious world. The first reading condemns cynical attacks on the virtuous man by godless opponents. And in the gospel Christ tells the apostles that because of his godly preaching he’ll be tortured & killed. Let’s confess ways we follow the cruel cynical world … [Read more…]

12th Sept, Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction Constant faith through every suffering is our theme today. In the first reading we have the image of the suffering servant who trusts in God despite fierce torture. Christ in the gospel, points to his own sufferings to come in the same spirit. Let’s confess any ways we lack faith and trust in God … [Read more…]

5th of Sept, Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time,

Introduction “The eyes of the blind shall be opened, the ears of the deaf unsealed”. Our readings envisage the cleansing of the earth and the coming of justice in Christ. James shows this was needed even in the early flock where distinctions are made between the poor and rich at mass. Christ in the Gospel … [Read more…]

29th Aug, Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time B

Introduction “Pure unspoilt religion is this, to come to the help of orphans and widows and keep oneself uncontaminated by the world”. Our readings this week focus on true and false faith. Christ criticises those who honor God with their lips but whose hearts are far from Him. Lets confess any hypocrisy in our lives. … [Read more…]

August 22nd, Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.

Introduction “We have no intention of deserting the Lord our God” our first reading says. Yet many do so today. As some did when Christ taught the reality of his eucharistic presence. “Will you also go away”, He said to disciples. Lets confess ways we desert the gospel when it doesn’t agree with worldly views.. … [Read more…]

August 15th, The Assumption of Mary Year B.

Introduction The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary body and soul into heaven, was the only doctrine of the church proclaimed not by churchmen but the unanimous voice of the faithful, vox populi. For its so important; confirming Christ’s resurrection and prefiguring our resurrection body and soul on the last day. So lets confess any … [Read more…]

August 8th, Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.

Introduction This is the third Sunday that features the eucharist. Elijah journeyed for forty days and forty nights to God’s mountain at Horeb, fortified by bread from heaven. This prefigures the Eucharist. Jesus he is the bread sent from heaven to nourish us for life’s long journey. Lets confess failures to appreciate the importance of … [Read more…]

Aug 1st, Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.

Introduction Our first reading describes the manna by which God fed the Jews during their desert journey. It prefigured the eucharist by which He feeds us, his new people in Christ, for our spiritual journey “He who eats this bread will never be hungry” Jesus says. Lets confess any failure to appreciate this living bread’s … [Read more…]

July 25th, Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction Today Christ feeds the crowd in the wilderness. He still feeds us with himself. Lets confess any ways we’ve failed to appreciate our great communion with Him here in the Word and the Eucharist.. Homily Once at Easter I asked an adult about to be baptized what becoming a Christian meant. “Really receiving the … [Read more…]

July 18th, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.

Introduction In our first reading Jeremiah attacks bad pastors: “I’ll raise up true shepherds to look after them”. And Christ says: “they were like sheep without a shepherd”. Lets pray for good shepherds for today and confess ways we fail our own little flocks.. Homily “Doom for the shepherds who allow the flock to be … [Read more…]