May 2nd Fifth Sunday of Easter B

Introduction Our gospel reminds us that when we are one with Christ, like a branch on a vine, we bear fresh green leaves and much fruit. Thats why we come here to mass and communion, so that his life will grow in us, until we flower into eternal life. Lets confess ways we fail in … [Read more…]

April 25th Fourth Sunday of Easter B

Introduction In our gospel today we see Christ the Good Shepherd watching over, caring, and laying down his life for us. Now as Risen Lord he continues leading us to green pastures of the Spirit. Lets confess any ways we hurt or ignore that loving Lord.. Homily When in the Holy land I’d see shepherds … [Read more…]

April 25th Fourth Sunday of Easter B

Introduction In our gospel today we see Christ the Good Shepherd watching over, caring, and laying down his life for us. Now as Risen Lord he continues leading us to green pastures of the Spirit. Lets confess any ways we hurt or ignore that loving Lord.. Homily When in the Holy land I’d see shepherds … [Read more…]

April 11th Third Sunday of Easter B

Introduction Repentance dominates our scripture this week. Peter asks people to repent and believe. John talks or doing God’s will as proof of our faith. And Christ says in the gospel that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be preached to all. Lets confess any way we’ve neglected to repent of evil in our … [Read more…]

April 4/5th Easter Saturday/Sunday

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

April 2nd Good Friday B

All human lifes here, the News of the World used to say. Certainly thats true of the crucifixion story. All human life, mainly at its worst, is there: awful Roman cruelty; injustice and barbaric torture of innocence; terrible corruption, envy and vindictiveness among the Jewish authorities; the heartless betrayal of a close friend for money … [Read more…]

April 1st Holy Thursday B

Introduction. A family meal is holy, it binds parents and children together. Christ’s supper is similar, it binds us to Him and each other. Preparing to eat that supper, we remember our first holy communicants, who like the apostles will share bread with the lord in May, and we welcome the eucharistic ministers about to … [Read more…]

March 25th Palm Sunday B

Homily Do you remember the old stations of the cross; they were full of sweat & blood and a sorrowful Saviour rebuking us for our sins. They were both right, and yet at another level mistaken. The cross was hard, yes, but it was also a site of joyful triumph, the triumph of self-giving love. … [Read more…]

March 17th St. Patrick’s Day

Introduction: This weekend we celebrate the great and joyful feast of St.Patrick, our national patron. He was and is still a great light of faith to us and the world. Lets confess any ways we fail in following him in faith and love and goodness.. Homily Why is St.Patrick our national icon. Maybe because down … [Read more…]