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...]

February Homilies

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; Lk … [Read more...]

January Homilies

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

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

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...]