April 16th & 17th Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday C

Introduction This feast’s blaze of light is the high point of our year, the central feast of our faith. For in Christ’s resurrection the whole world was brought to God’s full saving light and life. So having lit the Easter fire and pascal candle, lets purify our souls to prepare for this great mass of … [Read more…]

April 15th Good Friday C

Homily Life is a series of deaths. The womb is our first tomb. We come crying into life. Dying to childhood follows in adolescence, a similar painful time. Later again, we give up multiple partner choice to grow rich in the love of one spouse and our children. And growing old we die to vitality … [Read more…]

April 14th Holy Thursday C

Introduction: Tonight we begin a trilogy of Holy week celebrations with the liturgy of the Lord’s last supper. It was the first holy communion. About to die, Christ gave his very self to us for all time to nourish and sustain his people. Lets thank him for that great gift and confess any ways we … [Read more…]

April 10th Palm Sunday C

Introduction The theme today is that Christ is a King of humble suffering love. As we enter Holy Week lets follow him in all the ceremonies through the last supper, the cross of love, and the resurrection. and lets confess any ways we fail this great Lord and Savior. Homily “Take up your cross and … [Read more…]

3rd of April, Fifth Sunday of Lent Year C

Introduction One great temptation we all face is self-righteous judgement of others. We see that in our gospel in the form of the woman caught in adultery. The pharisees wanted her stoned, but Christ says, “let he who is without sin cast the first stone”. Lets confess any ways we may unfairly judge others. Homily … [Read more…]

Reflections on the War in the Ukraine

Dear reader, it’s a while since I spoke to my faithful and beloved readers. So I include below a little poem on the Ukraine conflict. Our Lady of Medjugorje asks us constantly to pray for peace in the world. And she gives us the way, peace in each human heart from the lord. It’s a … [Read more…]

27th Mar, Fourth Sunday of Lent Year C

Introduction This Sunday we have the parable of the prodigal son. Its reminder that we all drift from the Father at times, and need to return with all our hearts from sinful ways. Lent is such a time for conversion, lets repent now of any sins, as we confess.. Homily I’m sure you know St.Agustine’s … [Read more…]

March 20th Third Sunday of Lent C

Introduction Scripture today revisits the theme of sin and repentance. Sin is a bad word today, we daren’t mention it. But, though we bury our heads in sand, it remains. Paul shows its grave consequences, and Christ says: “unless you repent you will all perish”. Lets confess ways we fail to repent of destructive sin … [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…]

13th Mar, Second Sunday of Lent Year C

Introduction Today we’ve the wonderful story of Tabor. On the mountain we see the divinity of Christ shine for a moment through his humanity. Yet his talk coming down the mountain is not about glory but the cross. Lets confess ways we fail to carry our cross to glory.. Homily “She walks in beauty like … [Read more…]