Homilies for December 2020

For December 6, Immaculate Conception, December 13, December 20, Christmas, December 27 2nd Sunday of Advent – December 6, 2020 Readings: Is 40:1–5, 9–11 • Ps 85:9-10-11-12, 13–14 • 2 Pt 3:8–14 • Mk 1:1–8  bible.usccb.org/bi … [Read more...]

Homilies for November 2020

For All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day, November 8, November 15, November 22 (Christ the King), November 29 (First Sunday of Advent) All Saints’ Day – November 1, 2020 Readings: Rv 7:2–4, 9–14 • Ps 24:1BC–2, 3–4AB, 5–6 • 1 Jn 3:1–3 • Mt 5:1 … [Read more...]

Homilies for October 2020

For October 4, October 11, October 18, October 25 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 4, 2020 Readings: Is 5:1-7 • Ps 80:9, 12, 13-14, 15-16, 19-20 • Phil 4:6-9 • Mt 21:33-43 usccb.org/bible/readings/100420.cfm The Jewish Scriptu … [Read more...]

Homilies for September 2020

For September 6, September 13, September 20, and September 27 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 6, 2020 Readings: Ez 33:7-9 •  Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 (8) • Rom 13:8-10 • Mt 18:15-20 https:// … [Read more...]

Homilies for August 2020

For August 2, August 9, the Assumption of Mary, August 16, August 23, and August 30. 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 2, 2020   Readings: Is 55:1–3 • Ps 145:8–9, 15–18 • Rom 8:35, 37–39 • Mt 14:13–21   usccb.org/bible/rea … [Read more...]

Homilies for July 2020

For July 5, July 12, July 19, and July 26. 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 5, 2020   Readings: Zech 9:9–10 • Ps 145:1–2, 8–11, 13–14 • Rom 8:9, 11–13 • Mt 11:25–30   usccb.org/bible/readings/070520.cfm   OT: Zech 9: Banish the w … [Read more...]

Homilies for June 2020

For June 7, June 14, June 21, and June 28. Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity – June 7, 2020   Readings: Ex 34:4b–6, 8–9 • Dn 3:52–56 • 2 Cor 13:11–13 • Jn 3:16–18   usccb.org/bible/readings/060720.cfm Main Point: Although we can’t u … [Read more...]

Homilies for May 2020

For May 3, May 10 (Mother's Day), May 17, Ascension of the Lord, May 24, and Pentecost. 4th Sunday in Easter – May 3, 2020   Readings: Acts 2:14a, 36–41 • Ps 23:1–6, • 1 Pt 2:20b–25 • Jn 10:1–10   usccb.org/bible/r … [Read more...]

Homilies for April 2020

For Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, and April 26. Note: Most of these sample homilies, besides Palm Sunday and Easter, were written before the Coronavirus (COVID-19) issue, and attendant changes to … [Read more...]

Homily Possibilities for the Sunday Scrutinies

During the three middle Sundays of Lent, the Christian people welcome in a special way the Elect who are presented to Christ’s Church as those seeking full communion. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of Lent thus provide great opportunities f … [Read more...]

Homilies for March 2020

1st Sunday of Lent – March 1, 2020   Readings: Gen 2:7–9; 3:1–7 • Ps 51:3–6, 12–13, 17 • Rom 5:12–19 (or 5:12, 17–19) • Mt 4:1–11   usccb.org/bible/readings/030120.cfm “Did God really tell you not to eat from any of the trees of the g … [Read more...]

Homilies for February 2020

For Presentation of the Lord, February 9, February 16, and February 23. Feast of the Presentation of the Lord – February 2, 2020   Readings: Mal 3:1–4 • Ps 24:7–10 • Heb 2:14–18 • Lk 2:22–40 (or 2:22–32)   usccb.org/bible/rea … [Read more...]

Homilies for January 2020

For Mary, Mother of God, both the Epiphany and Baptism of the Lord, January 19, and January 26. Mary, the Mother of God – January 1, 2020   Readings: Num 6:22–27 • Gal 4:4–7 • Ps 67:2–3, 5–6, 8 • Lk 2:16–21   usccb.org/bible/rea … [Read more...]

Homilies for December 2019

For December 1, December 8, Immaculate Conception, December 15, December 22, Christmas, and Holy Family. 1st Sunday of Advent – December 1, 2019   Readings: Is 2:1–5 • Ps 122:1–9 • Rom 12:11–14 • Mt 24:37–44   usccb.org/bible/r … [Read more...]

Homilies for November 2019

For All Saints, All Souls, November 3, November 10, November 17, and Christ the King. Solemnity of All Saints – November 1, 2019   Readings: Rv 7:2–4, 9–14 • Ps 24:1bc–4ab, 5–6 • 1 Jn 3:1–3 • Mt 5:1–12a   usccb.org/bible/readi … [Read more...]