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 →

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 →