Jesus the True Vine

HOMILY EASTER SEASON WEEK 05 03 – Year I The True Vine and Fruitful Branches (Acts 15:1-6; Ps 122; Jn 15:1-8) ******************************************** When I began my strawberry patch, I bought two kinds of strawberry plants with some berries on them and planted them with great expectation. The berries that were on the plants grew, matured, […]

Faith-Paschal Mystery-Saints Philip and James

HOMILY EASTER SEASON WEEK 05 01 – Year I Living and Praying the Paschal Mystery: Feast of Saints Philip and James (1 Cor 15:1-8; Ps 19; Jn 14:6-14) ***************************************************************************************** Today’s first reading begins with St. Paul reminding his readers of the Good News that he proclaimed to them in which they were “standing,” and by […]

Faith-Love-Vine and Branches

EASTER SEASON SUNDAY 05 B Believe and Love; Faith and Fellowship (Acts 9:26-31; Psalm 22; 1 John 3:18-24; Jn 15:1-8) ************************************************************ On the wall of the chapel at the Domano Retreat Centre in Prince George, there is an impressive vine with a strong stem reaching up to the ceiling, and numerous branches reaching out in […]

Faith-Hope-Bryan Massingdale

HOMILY EASTER SEASON WEEK 04 02 – Year I A Positive Faith (Acts 11.19-26; Ps 87; Jn 10.22-30) ************************************** Fr. Bryan Massingdale, a black priest who in 2017 received an honorary doctorate from the Oblate School of Theology for his ministry in theology and social justice, delivered a passionate and inspiring talk at the  commencement […]

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