19th April Third Sunday of Easter Year 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 12th. Second Sunday of Easter Year B.

Introduction: We now enter the Easter period and scripture is full of accounts of the early church’s growth in the Spirit of the Risen Christ. Today’s scripture shows us that at the heart of that authentic early church was charity; they shared everything and no one was in need. That’s the model for us too, … [Read more…]

April 3rd. Good Friday Year B.

Homily All human life’s here, the News of the World used to say. Certainly that’s 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 … [Read more…]

April 2nd. Holy Thursday Year 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 22nd. Fifth Sunday of Lent Year B.

Introduction: “When I am lifted up from the earth I’ll draw all men to myself”. Our Gospel sees Christ anticipating the cross and its result, the universal new covenant Jeremiah foretells in the first reading. On the cross the Christ became for all who obey him the source of salvation. Were called to dedicated service … [Read more…]

March 15th. Fourth Sunday of Lent Year B.

Introduction Our scripture this Sunday is about continuing conversion. Jeremiah describes the covenant with God as pure heart commitment and Christ talks of drawing all to himself in newness of life and faith. Lets confess any refusal to be converted in our lives.. Homily I’m sure you know St.Francis’s story. A great figure in Italy, … [Read more…]

March 8th. Third Sunday of Lent Year B.

Introduction: In our gospel Christ drives out traders who were ripping off poor Temple devotees. Like the present cult of economics, the concern of the Pharisees was with their Temple business. Christ, opposing corruption there, had to be silenced, despite God’s command: “thou shall not kill”. Greed can be as ruthless among us today. Lets … [Read more…]

March 1st. Second Sunday of Lent Year B.

Introduction: This Sunday we’ve the story of Christ’s transfiguration on Tabor. Usually his divinity was hidden, but there His body became radiant like at the resurrection. The Father appeared and said: “this is my beloved son listen to him”. Lets confess any failure to listen, to allow his light to fulfil our souls…. Homily Rose … [Read more…]