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 →

5th Lent [A] 2011

Fr. Charles Irvin 5th Lent [A] 2011 Ezekiel 37:12-14; Roman 8:8-11; John 11:1-45   The football game is over and the sportscaster is interviewing the coach of the winning team. They talk knowledgably about the players and critical plays and then the sportscaster asks the coach the big question: “What 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 →

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 →