Homilies for October 2016

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time—October 2, 2016 Readings: HAB 1:2-3; 2:2-4; PS 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9; 2 TM 1:6-8, 13-14; LK 17:5-10 http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070316.cfm   Exegetical notes During the next five Sundays, our … [Read more...]

Homilies for September 2016

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time—September 4, 2016 Lectionary 129 Readings: Wis 9:13-18b; Ps 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14-17;Phmn 9-10, 12-17;Lk 14:25-33 The first reading from the Book of Wisdom contains many spiritual gems, in which we … [Read more...]

Homilies for August 2016

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time— August 7, 2016 Readings: Wis 18:6-9; Ps 33:1, 12, 18-19, 20-22; Heb 11:1-2, 8-19:  Lk 12:32-48. We do a lot of moving around in a single day. We move from home, to work, to school, to the grocery … [Read more...]

Homilies for July 2016

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time—July 3, 2016 Readings: Is 66:10-14c; Ps 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20; Gal 6:14-18; Lk 10:1-12, 17-20 http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070316.cfm   The New Rule “Pride goes before disaster, and a haughty … [Read more...]

Homilies for June 2016

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time—June 5, 2013  Readings: 1 Kgs 17:17-24; Ps 30:5-6, 11, 12, 13; 2 Gal 1:11-14A, 15AC, 16A, 17, 19; Lk 7:11-17. http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/060516.cfm The accounts today from our Gospel, and 1 … [Read more...]

Homilies for May 2016

Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 1, 2016 “C” Readings: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 ● Rev 21:10-14, 22-23 ●  Jn 14:23-29 http://usccb.org/bible/readings/050116.cfm  Living out the New Covenant The readings that the Church sets before us for this … [Read more...]

Homilies for April 2016

(We are presenting the Homilies from April 2013 by Father Rob Kroll, S.J., which is in the same cycle as the readings for this year. Our featured homilist had to have emergency surgery and was unable to prepare homilies for April … [Read more...]

Homilies for March 2016

Rejoice Always 4th Sunday of Lent, Laetare Sunday–March 6, 2016 Purpose: It is always good to recommit ourselves during Lent; we are half way now and some people are already worn out with their prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Others … [Read more...]

Homilies for February 2016

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time—February 7, 2016 The Apostles: Guided by the Holy Spirit Purpose: In order to hear God’s call and respond, we cannot depend on human insight alone, but must allow ourselves to be guided by the Holy Spirit … [Read more...]

Homilies for January 2016

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God—January 1, 2016 Mary Our Mother Purpose: God’s superabundant love for us invites us into the relationship of adopted sons and daughters; in Mary, we find a true mother. Readings: … [Read more...]

Homilies for December 2015

Second Sunday of Advent—December 6, 2015 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/120615.cfm  Experiencing New Life through Christ’s Coming this Christmas This coming week, Pope Francis will open the holy door at St. Peter’s … [Read more...]

Homilies for November 2015

All Saints Solemnity—November 1, 2014 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/110115.cfm The Church Honors Her Exemplary Saints Today is the Solemnity of All Saints, the great holy day on which the Church praises God by honoring … [Read more...]

Homilies for October 2015

Empowered to love 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, October 4, 2015 Purpose: God calls us to proclaim the Gospel of Marriage in ways that extend the love God to everyone. Readings: Genesis 2:18-24; Psalm 128:1-2,3,4-5,6; … [Read more...]

Homilies for September 2015

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year “B”—September 6, 2015 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/090615.cfm  Ephphatha! “Be opened!” Mark’s Gospel is rather racy in style, if we may call it “style,” for in literary terms … [Read more...]

Homilies for August 2015

Overview: The Sunday lectionary for August continues what began on the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, namely, a brief departure from the Gospel of Mark. The focus shifts to the sixth chapter of St. John's Gospel, beginning with the … [Read more...]