Feb 22nd First Sunday of Lent Year B.

Introduction Today begins lent’s fasting, prayer and almsgiving. The first reading recalls the flood, when people spurned God for an evil which destroyed them. Jesus tells us to repent and believe lest we die too. Lent’s prayer, fasting and almsgiving ensure our soul survival; for it purifies and strengthens us against Satan’s wiles. In its … [Read more…]

Sermon For Ash Wednesday (Feb 18th Year B).

Introduction Lent has come round again, and our readings echo the themes of prayer, fasting and alms giving to prepare for Christ’s birth with renewed hearts. Lets confess now any sin as we begin lent.. Homily Welcome to our Special Ash Wednesday mass. You know the story of Lourdes. There was a small girl Bernadette … [Read more…]

Sermon For Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Feb 8th Year B).

Introduction Today’s readings feature healing. We see Job anguished at life’s suffering. Paul, in the second reading gives us the remedy, blessed rest in Christ. We see that Lord in the gospel healing suffering all around him. Lets confess ways we doubt his healing presence or fail to be his healing hands to others.. Homily … [Read more…]

Sermon for Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Feb 1st Year B).

Introduction Readings today deal with true and false spiritual authority. The first reading affirms the authority of true prophets against those who invoke God for worldly ways. The celibacy ideal is under attack today; Paul in the second reading says that God is well served by it. Christ in the gospel teaches with authority and … [Read more…]

Sermon For The Epiphany of the Lord (Jan 6th, Year B).

Introduction Today we have the Small Christmas, as the old people called it, which foresees all people eventually coming to Christ. As the first reading says: “nations shall come to your light and kings to you dawning brightness”. The Lord was unknown to many nations in the past but, as Paul says, now the pagans … [Read more…]