August 16th, Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.

Introduction For a fourth week readings deal with the Eucharist. This in itself tells us of its paramount importance. In the first reading its associated with wisdom. Christ tells us communion with Him is the way to happiness, a share in the life of God even in this world. Lets confess ways any failure to … [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 9th, 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 2nd, 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 26th, 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 19th, 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…]

July 12th, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.

Introduction Our readings focus on mission. In the first reading the prophet is commissioned to go out and proclaim God’s word. And Christ in the Gospel tells the apostles to be fishers, to gather all into the saving nets of the Lord. Lets confess ways we fail to be the missionaries for Christ we promised … [Read more…]

July 5th, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.

Introduction Our readings deal with faith and justice. In the first the prophet scarifies those who in pride and wealth harden their hearts against God. Paul recounts similar persecutions in preaching the truth. Christ is shocked at the lack of faith among his own people. Lets confess ways we shut out God too.. Homily There’s … [Read more…]

June 28th, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.

Introduction “The world’s created things have health in them”, our first reading says. Healing is part of our faith. We see Jesus in our gospel healing the woman with a haemorrhage and Jairus’s daughter. Let’s seek his healing in our lives as we confess.. Homily Maybe you have heard of Briege McKenna, the miracle-working nun. … [Read more…]

June 21st , Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.

Introduction Trust in God is a wonderful thing. He speaks to us, as the first reading says, from the heart of every Tempest of life. We see Jesus stilling the storm in the Gospel and saying: “Why are you so frightened? How is it you have no faith?”. Lets confess any ways we’ve failed to … [Read more…]