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 →

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 →

28th Sun [A] 2008

Fr. Charles Irvin Isaiah 25:6-10; Philippians 41:11-14; Matthew 22:11-14 Weddings and clothes – they are important parts in any and every culture. Can you think of any culture that doesn’t have weddings? That is not concerned with fashions in clothes? I can’t. Today we hear Jesus speaking of how the Continue Reading →