3rd Sun [C] 2016

Nehemiah 8:2-10; I Corinthians 12:12-30; Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21 All of us are quite familiar with inaugural addresses, especially when presidents of our country take office and begin their elected terms. Some of these addresses are, of course, more memorable than others. Unfortunately much of the content of these inaugural addresses Continue Reading →


Fr. Charles Irvin 2 Kings 5:14-17; 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Luke 17:11-19 Naaman, the man we heard about in today’s first reading, was a great general from Damascus. He was accustomed to power — and to the pomp and circumstance that surrounds power. He contracted leprosy, and after searching around learned Continue Reading →

18th Sun [C] 2010

Fr. Charles Irvin Ecclesiastes: 1:2; 2:21-23; Colossians 3:1-5,9-11; Luke 12:13-2   “You can’t take it with you.” That familiar bit of homey wisdom isn’t confined to Christian thinking; it’s wisdom that’s repeated in all religions. The ancient Jews had it in their scripture, as reported in today’s first reading from Continue Reading →