Homilies for April 2014

For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for April 2014 Fifth Sunday of Lent – April 6, 2014 Martha’s Grief and True Hope Purpose:  The Lenten readings summon us to experience a foretaste of Christian hope in the raising of … [Read more...]

Homilies for March 2014

For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for March 2014     Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the season of Lent 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time - March 2, 2014 Only with God are our hearts at rest Purpose: Our human experience is … [Read more...]

Homilies for February 2014

For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for February 2014   The Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple Feast of the Presentation - February 2, 2014 Becoming a Light to the Nations Purpose:  The Feast of the Presentation is … [Read more...]

Homilies for January 2014

For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for January 2014 St. John Bosco's dream Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - January 1, 2014 Purpose: The desire for peace is the strongest desire of … [Read more...]

Homilies for December 2013

For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for December 2013  1st Sunday of Advent—December 1, 2013 The desires of the flesh Purpose: This Sunday’s readings focus on our preparation for the Lord’s return in glory. Like those who … [Read more...]

Homilies for November 2013

For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for November 2013 Christ's invitation to Zacchaeus by Tissot Your House Today! 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time—November 3, 2013 Purpose: Today’s Gospel is very conducive to leading … [Read more...]

Homilies for October 2013

For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for October 2013   Respect Life Sunday, October 6, 2013 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time-October 6, 2013 RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY Purpose: On this first Sunday of October, Respect Life Sunday, we … [Read more...]

Homilies for September 2013

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 Lord … [Read more...]

Homilies for August 2013

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 ● Ps … [Read more...]

Homilies for July 2013

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 of … [Read more...]

Homilies for June 2013

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

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 him … [Read more...]

April 2013 Homilies

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

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 and … [Read more...]

March 2013 Homilies

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...]