Jan 6th Feast of the Epiphany year C

Introduction Our Christmas season ends with the Magi feast, little Christmas as we used to call it in Ireland. Scripture sees it as the feast of all the world coming to Christ in the form of the wise foreign kings. Lets confess ways we fail to be wise children of God.. Homily We honor the … [Read more…]

2nd Jan, Second Sunday of Christmas Year C

Introduction This Sunday celebrates the Word made flesh as “the true light that enlightens all men”. When he became flesh, “we saw his glory, the glory that is his as the only Son of God, full of grace and truth”. Let’s confess ways we do not walk in his light… Homily The words of a … [Read more…]

Jan. 1st Sat. Feast of Mary mother of God, year C

Introduction Our scripture today reminds us that we are the family of God gathered here. We have a father and mother in heaven who looks after us. Lets confess any ways we fail those loving parents.. Homily The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world; mothers are the backbone of society. A good mother, … [Read more…]

Dec. 26 Sun Feast of the Holy Family year C

Introduction We may think of Christ as beyond things like adolescence, but remember he was fully human. Today we see the teenage Christ rebelling against his parents, staying in the Temple. Yet we also see him submitting to them and growing in age and grace. Lets confess ways we fail to love our parents as … [Read more…]

Dec. 25th The Nativity year C

Introduction What we celebrate tonight was the goal of all scripture and the prophets, the coming of the Christ. “Look your Savior comes”, Isaiah says. Paul says the infinite kindness and love of God is revealed at last in Him. Lets pray this holy night for the grace to live in his light, and lets … [Read more…]

Dec 19th, Fourth Sunday of Advent Year C

Introduction “He himself will be peace”, the prophet Micah says of the Christ. In our gospel we see the peace, love and joy that Mary brings when, heavily pregnant, she visits Elizabeth. Lets confess where we fail to spread God’s love and peace around us at Christmas.. Homily “Christmas is coming and the geese are … [Read more…]

Dec 12th, 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 8th Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Introduction This great feast, one of the few left in the church, reminds us of the dignity of the sinless one, our holy mother. For since Christ was also the one, in Paul’s words, like us in all things but sin so with his mother. So conscious of our own efforts to over come evil … [Read more…]

Dec.5th 2nd Sun 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 28th, 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…]