March 22nd 2015

Some foreigners, outsiders, button-holed Jesus’ disciple Philip at a Passover festival in Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago.  “Excuse me, sir. We’d like to meet Jesus.” They had heard a lot […]

Lent II- March 1st 2015

Mk 8.34: ‘If any want to become my followers, let them take up their cross and follow me.’   One of the most famous stories from ancient Greece is that […]

The Fourth Sunday of Lent: March 15th 2015

  Numbers 21:4-9; Ps 1071-3. 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21   You may have noticed if you sometimes pass through Blackrock, County Dublin, a sculpture of a rod with a […]

Advent Sermon: December 14th 2014

“We’ve got High Hopes” – Yes that’s what the Advent season is all about, High Hopes. The prophet Isaiah, in the devastated Jerusalem and shrunken Judea that confronted Jewish families […]