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 →

3rd Sun [A] 2011

Fr. Charles Irvin 3rd Sun [A] 2011Isaiah 8:23-29; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13; Matthew 4:12-17 When Jesus heard that John the Baptist had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left His hometown of Nazareth and went to live in Capernaum, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali, that the prophecy of Continue Reading →

6th Sun [A] 2011

Fr. Charles Irvin Sirach 15:15-20; 1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Matthew 5:17-37    All of us know people of good character, people who have a reputation of being decent, respectful of others, law-abiders who lead good lives, or so they appear. We also know of some who, even though they enjoy a Continue Reading →

33rd Sun [A] 2008

Fr. Charles Irvin Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; Thessalonians 5:1-6; Matthew 25:14-30 How in the world is today’s first reading about the wonderful wife connected with the Gospel reading? For Sunday liturgies, the Church always picks scripture passages for the first reading that connect with the Gospel passage. What is the Continue Reading →