October 16th, Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time C

Introduction “Pray continually..never lose heart”. We may not realize what a great glory prayer is. It heals the world, nourishes our inner life and unites us with God; lets confess any neglect of prayer. Homily I read once about an orthodox saint in Russia. He travelled all over Europe asking people how to pray all … [Read more…]

October 9th, Twenty-Eight Sunday of Ordinary Time C

Introduction Our scripture continues the theme of faith but faith associated with healing and giving thanks. Naaman is healed in the first reading by Elisha’s faith. And Christ heals the lepers, though only came back to thank him. Lets confess ways we fail to give thanks for the healing power of faith in our lives.. … [Read more…]

October 2nd Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time C

Introduction “The upright man will live by faith”, the prophet says to us today. And the apostles ask Christ to increase their faith. Lets confess ways in which our faith commitment is weak at times.. Homily “Increase our faith”. This prayer should be constantly on our lips today when many abandoning faith, are rudderless amid … [Read more…]

September 25th, Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time C

Introduction This Sunday continues the theme of materialism and greed as the enemies of godliness. Amos condemns the lavish sprawlers who are indifferent to the poor, and Christ’s tale of Dives and Lazarus has the same message. Lets confess ways we too ignore the poor.. Homily “You can’t serve God and money”. We’ve an example … [Read more…]

September 18th Twenty-fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time C

Introduction The prophet Amos was a simple shepherd who demanded justice for the poor. In our first reading he condemns the wealthy swindlers who cause the ordinary people’s ruin. This links with the Gospel where Christ says, “you cannot serve God and money”. Lets confess ways we let lust for money undermine our love of … [Read more…]

September 11th Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time C

Introduction Scripture this week features mercy and forgiveness. In the first reading Moses prays for mercy for the people. And in the Gospel a kindly father, an image of God, readily forgives the prodigal son. Lets confess ways we may fail to forgive those who hurt us.. Homily One of the most inspiring films of … [Read more…]

September 4th, Twenty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time C

Introduction “Anyone who does not carry his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple”. Scripture asks us to bear unavoidable crosses for Christ and the world’s salvation, especially those that stem from keeping the faith, despite opposition, and giving to the poor. Lets confess ways worldliness hinder us in such service. Homily You … [Read more…]

28th August, Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time C

Introduction Our scripture this weeks about Humility. The first reading says the greater we are the more we should behave humbly. Christ in the Gospel says that he who humbles himself will be exalted. Lets confess any ways we let false pride and arrogance rule us.. Homily I was listening to TV the other night … [Read more…]

August 21st Twenty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time C

Introduction Indifference to the salvation of one’s soul is an evil prevalent in every age. Many wrap themselves up the world and little consider their larger purpose and destiny after death. The Gospel this Sunday warns us not to fall into that trap. Lets confess any ways we neglect to nourish our soul’s welfare.. Homily … [Read more…]

Aug. 15th Saturday, The Assumption of Mary

Introduction The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary body and soul into heaven, was the only doctrine of the church proclaimed not by churchmen but the unanimous voice of the faithful, vox populi. For its so important; confirming Christ’s resurrection and prefiguring our resurrection body and soul on the last day. So lets confess any … [Read more…]