Homilies for September 2013

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For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for September 2013 Return of the Prodigal Son 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time—September 1, 2013 Humility: Defined and Practiced Purpose: Humility is simply being true to the graces the … [Read more...]

Homilies for August 2013

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For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for August 2013 18th Sunday of the Year—August 4, 2013 True Treasure Purpose: To explain the problem with greed, and to encourage spiritual poverty. Readings: Ecc 1:2; 2:21-23 ● … [Read more...]

Homilies for July 2013

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For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for July 2013 Christ sending out the 72 disciples - By Tissot 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time—July 7, 2013 True Peace I Leave You! Purpose: The peace Jesus Christ is not the mere cessation … [Read more...]

Homilies for June 2013

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For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for June 2013 "Christ of St. John of the Cross" by Salvador Dali, and consecration of the Eucharist. Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Corpus Christi)—June 2, … [Read more...]

May 2013 Homilies

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For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for May 2013  Jesus Ascends into Heaven 6th Sunday of Easter—May 5, 2013 Not as the World Gives Purpose: This Sunday's Gospel captures the heart of the Christian faith: "We will come to … [Read more...]

April 2013 Homilies

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For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for April 2013 Jesus Risen by Carravagio;  Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations by Harry Anderson; They hear his voice. 2nd Sunday of Easter—April 7, 2013 Something Greater Here than … [Read more...]

Reflections on the Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday

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Editor's note: From March 28 - March 30 this year, the Church celebrates the holiest three days of the liturgical calendar, the Easter Triduum, when we commemorate the birth of the Eucharist and the priesthood, the passion, crucifixion … [Read more...]

March 2013 Homilies

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For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for March 2013 The Appearance of Christ to Mary Magdalene by Alexander Ivanov On Fire for the Lord Purpose: When the Lord of all life draws near, we are to bear fruit.  To flourish in his … [Read more...]

February Homilies

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For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for February 2013 The Transfiguration of Our Lord That Christ may reign. 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings:  Jer 1:4-5, 17-19; Ps 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15-17; 1 Cor 12:31—13:13, or 13:4-13; … [Read more...]

January Homilies

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For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for January 2013 Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God Spiritual Resolutions for 2013 Purpose: a) To help Catholics better understand their obligation to attend Mass on Holy Days of Obligation, … [Read more...]

Homilies

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For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for December 2012 Nativity by Gerard Van Honthorst A drowsy faith Purpose: To draw attention to a particular crisis of faith present among Christians: a weak vigilance for the coming of … [Read more...]

Homilies

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For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for November 2012 Christ, the Savior by Geranimo Bobadilla 1620-1680 Christ, The Great High Priest Purpose: The second reading should be used occasionally when it presents an important … [Read more...]

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For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for October 2012 Christ Consolator by Carl Bloch Spousal Love Purpose: God gave the human race the sacrament of matrimony, “as the one blessing that was not forfeited by original sin or … [Read more...]

Homilies

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For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for September 2012   Undefiled Purpose: To apply the terms, “clean” and “unclean,” repeated throughout the Old and New Testaments, to the Christian life. 22nd Sunday in Ordinary … [Read more...]

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For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts August 2012  "I am the Bread of Life; whoever comes to me will never hunger." Less grumbling, more trust Purpose: To invite our congregations to an examination of conscience in which they ask … [Read more...]

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