Dec 13th, Third Sunday of Advent Year C

Introduction The first reading today says: ” God will renew you by his love”. So Paul says rejoice in the Lord. Our faith is not about long faces but joy then. Its what we celebrate this Sunday, this Gaudete or joyful Sunday. We light the pink candle to express the tiding of great joy the … [Read more…]

Dec 6th, Second Sunday of Advent Year C

Introduction The preaching of John the Baptist about Christ features in our scripture this week. Already the fruits of Christ’s birth are predicted in the first reading in terms of the blessings showered on the exiles returning to Israel. And John prepares the way for the lord, he makes straight a highway for the Christ … [Read more…]

Nov 29th, First Sunday Of Advent Year C

Introduction The first reading today reminds us of the promised Saviour. In advent we prepare for the momentous birth of the Christ. And in doing so we prepare also for his second coming. In the meantime the gospel tells us to stay spiritually awake. Lets confess any ways we become careless about our religious duties.. … [Read more…]

Nov 15th, Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Introduction Our scripture at this dark end of the year naturally deals with the end things, death & judgment. The first reading deals with the end of the world and so does the Gospel. Lets confess any ways we fail to prepare by good deeds and faith for our end. Homily Recently, I said to … [Read more…]

Nov 8th, Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Introduction Readings today focus on widows. In the first we have the widow who succours Elijah. In the second we’ve the widow who gives all she has to the temple. Both deal with generous giving to God and others. Lets confess ways we fail in such love and generosity.. Homily In the early church Christians … [Read more…]

Oct 25th, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Introduction Scripture today features blindness and seeing. The first reading sees the Israelites returning to the Lord, “all of them, the blind and the lame”. Similarly Christ heals the blind man in body and soul. Lets confess if we’re blind to the truth in our lives.. Homily Before I begin the homily let’s close our … [Read more…]

Oct 18th, Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction Suffering features in today’s reading. The first, a prophecy about Christ, says: “by his suffering shall my servant justify many”. And in the gospel He tells the power-hungry apostles they must embrace the cross. Lets face our crosses and humbly serve God and others so as to help Him redeem a fallen world.. Homily … [Read more…]

Oct 11th, Twenty-Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time

Introduction Today’s readings touch our times, they ask us to put our trust in God rather than wealth. That, as our first reading says, is where true riches is. In the gospel the rich young man rejects Christ’s call because he’s a wealthy man. Lets confess ways we too put money or worldly concerns before … [Read more…]