8th Sun [A] 2011

Fr. Charles Irvin 8th Sun [A] 2011                                                                                                                                  Isaiah 49:14-15; 1Corinthians 4: 1-5; Matthew 6:24-34 Today’s scripture readings provoke the question: What kind of God is God? Who among us has not pondered the answer to that question? What do we expect God to do for us? As revealing as the Continue Reading →

1st Lent [A] 2011

Fr. Charles Irvin 1st Sunday of Lent [A] 2011                                                                                                    Genesis 2:7-9,3:1-7; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11 It strikes me that over the past two years we’ve heard much about how deeply our government is in debt, about bankruptcies, downsizing, the reorganization of our corporate businesses, eliminating governmental waste, and determining our 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 →

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 →