Homilies for September 2015

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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 … [Read more...]

Homilies for August 2015

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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...]

Homilies for July 2015

Homilies for July 2015-Miracle of Loaves and Fishes art

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time—July 5, 2015 The Prophetic Witness Purpose: The prophetic witness was needed in order to call God’s people back to the covenant. We are summoned to receive the prophetic witness and to give this … [Read more...]

Homilies for June 2015

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)—June 7, 2015 The Marian Component to the Eucharist Purpose: The connectedness of the Blessed Mother Mary to her divine Son was seen throughout their earthly lives. … [Read more...]

Homilies for May 2015

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Fifth Sunday of Easter—May 3, 2015 Our Utter Dependence on God Purpose: Self-reliance is not a Christian virtue; instead, the Gospel teaches us reliance on God. It is in the midst of our failures and brokenness that we come to know … [Read more...]

Homilies for April 2015

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Overall Theme for the April Homilies: People’s desire for mystery. It is when we place our lives inside of a mystery that they take on new depths of meaning, purpose, and direction. Let’s show people how the Paschal Mystery of the … [Read more...]

Homilies for March 2015

"The Transfiguration", by Giulio Romano.

Second Sunday of Lent—March 1, 2015 The Transfiguration Purpose: This Sunday’s readings focus on the idea of sacrifice. Abraham offers the greatest sacrifice of thanksgiving possible, his only son Isaac. This sacrifice prefigures … [Read more...]

Homilies for February 2015

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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time—February 1, 2015 True Authority Purpose: In a world which struggles with authority, as people of faith, we know that Christ is the true model of authority. Calling for us to have faith in him, he … [Read more...]

Homilies for January 2015

The Birth of Christ, by Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834-1890).

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God—January 1, 2015 Entrusting Our Lives and This New Year to Mary Purpose: On this eighth day of the birth of the Savior, let us renew our baptismal covenant with Jesus Christ, in his Church, through … [Read more...]

Homilies for December 2014

The Preaching of St. John the Baptist, by Alessandro Allori (1601-03).

Second Sunday of Advent—December 7, 2014 Make His Path Straight Purpose: Advent is a time to prepare for Christmas. As St. John the Baptist gave a compelling witness to Christ by word and deed, so to the Christian is called to do … [Read more...]

Homilies for November 2014

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Solemnity of All Saints (Not a Holy Day of Obligation)—November 1, 2014   The Hidden Path to Beatitude Purpose: The Beatitudes are principles which Christ gave us in order to encourage us to aspire to true happiness. True … [Read more...]

Homilies for October 2014

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Homilies For Sunday Liturgies and Holy Days, October 2014 27th Sunday in Ordinary time—October 5, 2014 Care of the Vineyard Purpose: The vineyard symbolizes God’s chosen people. The crop yielded by the vineyard and the … [Read more...]

Homilies for September 2014

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Homilies For Sunday Liturgies and Holy Days, September 2014 St. Gregory the Great, the Prophet Ezekiel, and St. Augustine of Hippo   23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time—September 7, 2014  Being responsible for others in … [Read more...]

Homilies for August 2014

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 Homilies For Sunday Liturgies and Holy Days, August 2014 Miracle of the loaves and fishes  ______________________________ Our Homilies for August 2014 are being presented by two authors this month. Fr. Donald J. Planty, Jr., has … [Read more...]

Homilies for July 2014

Sacred Heart collage for July homilies

Homilies For Sunday Liturgies and Holy Days, July 2014   14th Sunday of Ordinary Time—July 6, 2014 Jesus, meek and humble of heart Purpose: Today’s readings provide one of the most wonderful opportunities, in the three-year … [Read more...]

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