5th Sun [A] 2011

Fr. Charles Irvin 5th Sun [A] 2011 Isaiah 58:7-10; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Matthew 5:13-16 Jesus came from Isaiah’s people. Isaiah had commanded them to share their bread with the hungry, shelter the oppressed and the homeless, and to clothe the naked. “If you remove from your midst oppression, false accusation Continue Reading →

4th Sun [A] 2011

Fr. Charles Irvin 4th Sun [A] 2011 Zephaniah 2:3, 3:12-13; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Matthew 5:1-15 A critic once challenged me by declaring that my homilies were preaching a message of failure to a bunch of losers. He was suggesting that the Good News of Jesus Christ is directed at losers, Continue Reading →

Epiphany 2011

Fr. Charles Irvin EPIPHANY [B] 2011Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 It strikes me that there are two important themes in today’s Gospel account, one is wonder and the other is change in direction. Both are connected with the Magi, the Astrologers, the Wise Men. Both are connected with Continue Reading →

Christmas [A] 2010

Fr. Charles Irvin Christmas Mass [A] 2010 Isaiah 52:7-10; Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1:1-18 While Christmas is delightful for children and it is nice that we get caught up in their joy, Christmas is something that we adults vitally need. We celebrate Christmas this difficult year with dark clouds of terrorism Continue Reading →