Nov 7th, 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. Let’s confess ways we fail in such love and generosity.. Homily In the early church Christians … [Read more…]

Nov. 1st Feast of All Saints

Introduction Today we remember not only the canonized saints but all the ordinary saints we have all known. It is a reminder to us that our central Christian call is to be holy as our heavenly Father is holy. Let’s confess any ways we fail in this witness.. Homily This time of year, as the … [Read more…]

October 31st Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time B

Introduction Today’s very beautiful readings sum up our faith. We’re to love the Lord with all our heart and soul and love our neighbour as Christ loved us. Let’s confess any fail to love in our lives.. Homily Love is our vocation. What do is love? It’s a much abused world today, meaning anything from … [Read more…]

Oct 24th, 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. Let’s confess if we’re blind to the truth in our lives.. Homily Before I begin the homily, let’s close our … [Read more…]

Oct 17th, Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction Redemptive 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. Let’s face our crosses and humbly serve God and others so as to help Him redeem a fallen world.. … [Read more…]

Oct 10th, Twenty-Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time B

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. Let’s confess ways we too put money or worldly concerns before … [Read more…]

Oct 3rd, Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction Scripture today focuses on marriage faithfulness. Our reading from Genesis says we must leave our parents and be joined to our spouses, and what God joins nothing should sunder. In the Gospel, Christ, rejecting divorce, echoes Genesis, what God unites man mustn’t divide. Let’s confess if we fail in marriage faithfulness. Homily Marriages are … [Read more…]

26th Sept, Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction “If only all the people of God were prophets, and He gave his Spirit to them all”, the first reading says. That kind of prophecy is seen in James’ condemnation of the rich who exploit the poor. Similarly, Christ condemns those who give scandal to the young. Let’s confess ways we fail in concern … [Read more…]

19th Sept, Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction Today’s readings tell us that goodness always faces attack from the envious world. The first reading condemns cynical attacks on the virtuous man by godless opponents. And in the gospel Christ tells the apostles that because of his godly preaching he’ll be tortured & killed. Let’s confess ways we follow the cruel cynical world … [Read more…]

12th Sept, Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction Constant faith through every suffering is our theme today. In the first reading we have the image of the suffering servant who trusts in God despite fierce torture. Christ in the gospel, points to his own sufferings to come in the same spirit. Let’s confess any ways we lack faith and trust in God … [Read more…]