Oct 24th, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Introduction Scripture today features blindness and seeing. The first reading sees the Israelites returning to the Lord, “all of them, the blind and the lame”. Similarly, Christ heals the blind man in body and soul. Let’s confess if we’re blind to the truth in our lives.. Homily Before I begin the homily, let’s close our … [Read more…]

Oct 17th, Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction Redemptive suffering features in today’s reading. The first, a prophecy about Christ, says: “by his suffering shall my servant justify many”. And in the gospel He tells the power-hungry apostles they must embrace the cross. Let’s face our crosses and humbly serve God and others so as to help Him redeem a fallen world.. … [Read more…]

Oct 10th, Twenty-Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time B

Introduction Today’s readings touch our times, they ask us to put our trust in God rather than wealth. That, as our first reading says, is where true riches is. In the gospel the rich young man rejects Christ’s call because he’s a wealthy man. Let’s confess ways we too put money or worldly concerns before … [Read more…]

Oct 3rd, Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction Scripture today focuses on marriage faithfulness. Our reading from Genesis says we must leave our parents and be joined to our spouses, and what God joins nothing should sunder. In the Gospel, Christ, rejecting divorce, echoes Genesis, what God unites man mustn’t divide. Let’s confess if we fail in marriage faithfulness. Homily Marriages are … [Read more…]

26th Sept, Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction “If only all the people of God were prophets, and He gave his Spirit to them all”, the first reading says. That kind of prophecy is seen in James’ condemnation of the rich who exploit the poor. Similarly, Christ condemns those who give scandal to the young. Let’s confess ways we fail in concern … [Read more…]

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…]