July 5th, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.

Introduction Our readings deal with faith and justice. In the first the prophet scarifies those who in pride and wealth harden their hearts against God. Paul recounts similar persecutions in preaching the truth. Christ is shocked at the lack of faith among his own people. Lets confess ways we shut out God too.. Homily There’s … [Read more…]

June 28th, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.

Introduction “The world’s created things have health in them”, our first reading says. Healing is part of our faith. We see Jesus in our gospel healing the woman with a haemorrhage and Jairus’s daughter. Let’s seek his healing in our lives as we confess.. Homily Maybe you have heard of Briege McKenna, the miracle-working nun. … [Read more…]

June 21st , Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.

Introduction Trust in God is a wonderful thing. He speaks to us, as the first reading says, from the heart of every Tempest of life. We see Jesus stilling the storm in the Gospel and saying: “Why are you so frightened? How is it you have no faith?”. Lets confess any ways we’ve failed to … [Read more…]

June 14th, Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.

Introduction Our readings today deal with God’s kingdom come in Christ. Ezekiel sees His coming as a tiny sprout God plants in the earth that becomes a great tree of life. The gospel has the same image of the tiny seed that grows into huge shrub under which birds rest. We are the birds resting … [Read more…]

June 12th, The Sacred Heart

Introduction At a funeral a person told a story about the woman who had died. A few weeks before, she almost went. Later she complained: “I was almost there, the Sacred Heart was coming towards me with outstretched arms and I was so happy, and they brought me back”. Conscious of the importance of the … [Read more…]

June 7th, Corpus Christi Year B.

Introduction Today’s first reading reminds us that the Eucharist feeds us in the wilderness of the world as the Israelites were in the desert. Paul in the second reading says it unites us with and makes us the body of Christ. And Christ tells us that through it we’re already part of eternal life. Lets … [Read more…]

Message from Fr Con Buckley and two new poems

Dear beloved and precious faithful readers and friends, My book “Wheels of Light” is now available from Authorhouse UK (click here) or just email me at “conbuckley1946@gmail.com“. I make no profit from it. I am just doing it for the spiritual benefit, entertainment, and ministry of  my colleagues and friends. I enclose another two poems … [Read more…]

31st May, The Most Holy Trinity.

Introduction The Trinity is the great mystery of faith, what the old Celtic church called “the three in one and one in three”. Our readings deal with each person of the Trinity in turn. The first describes the majesty of God the Father. The second the power of the spirit in us, and the third … [Read more…]

Fr Con Buckleys Book Launch A Great Success

Dear beloved readers, I include some photos of the recent launch of my book of Homilies etc, “Wheels of Light”, which can be got from Authorhouse UK  . I also enclose one of the poems I read at the launch, which was a great success. I hope you are well and enjoying life as I … [Read more…]

24th May, Pentecost Year B.

Introduction On Pentecost Sunday we celebrate the coming of the Spirit on the apostles. It was their confirmation as it were, when their faith was strengthened and they were empowered to go out to establish and spread the church. All of us received the same spirit at our confirmation. Lets confess any ways we fail … [Read more…]