June 14th, Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.

Introduction Our readings today deal with God’s kingdom come in Christ. Ezekiel sees His coming as a tiny sprout God plants in the earth that becomes a great tree of life. The gospel has the same image of the tiny seed that grows into huge shrub under which birds rest. We are the birds resting … [Read more…]

June 12th, The Sacred Heart

Introduction At a funeral a person told a story about the woman who had died. A few weeks before, she almost went. Later she complained: “I was almost there, the Sacred Heart was coming towards me with outstretched arms and I was so happy, and they brought me back”. Conscious of the importance of the … [Read more…]

June 7th, Corpus Christi Year B.

Introduction Today’s first reading reminds us that the Eucharist feeds us in the wilderness of the world as the Israelites were in the desert. Paul in the second reading says it unites us with and makes us the body of Christ. And Christ tells us that through it we’re already part of eternal life. Lets … [Read more…]

31st May, The Most Holy Trinity.

Introduction The Trinity is the great mystery of faith, what the old Celtic church called “the three in one and one in three”. Our readings deal with each person of the Trinity in turn. The first describes the majesty of God the Father. The second the power of the spirit in us, and the third … [Read more…]

Fr Con Buckleys Book Launch A Great Success

Dear beloved readers, I include some photos of the recent launch of my book of Homilies etc, “Wheels of Light”, which can be got from Authorhouse UKĀ  . I also enclose one of the poems I read at the launch, which was a great success. I hope you are well and enjoying life as I … [Read more…]

24th May, Pentecost Year B.

Introduction On Pentecost Sunday we celebrate the coming of the Spirit on the apostles. It was their confirmation as it were, when their faith was strengthened and they were empowered to go out to establish and spread the church. All of us received the same spirit at our confirmation. Lets confess any ways we fail … [Read more…]

17th May The Ascension of the Lord

Introduction: We end our Easter celebrations with the Ascension of the lord. He had to go so as to send the Spirit and begin the church. But he is with us all days in this until the end of the world. Lets confess any ways we may have failed our great lord. Homily Nowadays the … [Read more…]

10th May Sixth Sunday of Easter Year B.

Introduction This Sunday, our scripture focusses on mission. Christ tells us to go out into the world and witness to, and draw others to him by word and example. Lets confess ways we fail in this.. Homily Today, the gospel asks each of us to go into the world and bear fruit from union with … [Read more…]

3rd May Fifth Sunday of Easter Year 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…]

26th April: Fourth Sunday of Easter Year 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…]