Dec. 4th Second Sunday of Advent

Introduction: As we light the second candle today lets reflect on how our advent renewal’s going. In the first reading we’ve a vision of the new earth the Christ child brings, the wolf lying down with the lamb. Like John in our Gospel we can shape this paradise by making straight the way of the … [Read more…]

Nov. 27th First Sunday of Advent A

Introduction: We start a new Church year by preparing for Christ’s nativity. Isaiah anticipates His birth in the first reading and the Gospel tells us to be ready when He comes. Lets light the candle on the wreath to begin this readying time. And before our first advent mass, lets confess any sins that block … [Read more…]

November 20th Christ the King C

Introduction We call Jesus Lord because at his resurrection God gave him all power in heaven and earth; he must be king, scripture says until he puts all things under his feet. But our gospel reminds us that Christ is not a worldly king lording it over people but a king of love on the … [Read more…]

Nov 13rd, Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time C

Introduction Fittingly, scripture on the last Sunday feature the apocalypse, the end of the world and Christ’s second coming in judgement. The first reading talks of evil-doers being burnt like stubble then but also the sun of righteousness shining out with healing in its rays. Christ says to endure in faith to the end whatever … [Read more…]

Nov. 6th Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary time C

Introduction “For you there can be no resurrection”, brothers being martyred say to the cruel pagan king. In the same way Christ points out in the Gospel, that God is lord of the living not the dead. Lets confess ways we fail to appreciate the importance of this. Homily Light is precious this time of … [Read more…]

Nov. 1st Feast of All Saints

Introduction Today we remember not only the canonized saints but all the ordinary saints we have all known. It is a reminder to us that our central Christian call is to be holy as our heavenly Father is holy. Let’s confess any ways we fail in this witness.. Homily This time of year, as the … [Read more…]

30th October Thirty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time C

Introduction Scripture this Sunday continues the theme of sin and humble repentance. We have the beautiful story of Zacchaeus who is changed by the entrance of Christ into his house. Lets confess ways we refuse to let Christ into our homes to change our lives. Homily. “Will the circle be unbroken by and by, Lord, … [Read more…]

October 23rd Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time C

Introduction Our Scripture praised the humble tax collector’s confession of sin as against the proud self-righteousness of the Pharisee. Lets confess any refusal to humbly acknowledge our sins.. Homily Why does God hate sin? The answer is because he loves us and knows it is bad for us; the commandments were given to the Jews … [Read more…]

October 16th, Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time C

Introduction “Pray continually..never lose heart”. We may not realize what a great glory prayer is. It heals the world, nourishes our inner life and unites us with God; lets confess any neglect of prayer. Homily I read once about an orthodox saint in Russia. He travelled all over Europe asking people how to pray all … [Read more…]