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...]

Homilies for October 2019

For October 6, October 13, October 20, and October 27. 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 6th, 2019   Readings: Hab 1:2–3, 2:2–4 • Ps 95:1–2, 6–9 • 2 Tim 1:6–8, 13–14 • Lk 17:5–10   usccb.org/bible/readings/100619.cfm The Greatest … [Read more...]

Homilies for September 2019

For September 1, September 8, September 15, September 22, and September 29. 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sep. 1, 2019   Readings: Sir 3:17–18, 20, 28–29 • Ps 68:4–7, 10–11 • Heb 12:18–19, 22–24a • Lk 14:1, 7–14   usccb.org/bible/rea … [Read more...]

Homilies for August 2019

For August 4, August 11, The Assumption, August 18, and August 25. 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 4, 2019   Readings: Ecc 1:2; 2:21–23 • Ps 90:3–6, 12–14, 17 • Col 3:1–5, 9–11 • Lk 12:13–21    usccb.org/bible/readin … [Read more...]

Homilies for July 2019

For July 7, July 14, July 21, and July 28. 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 7, 2019   Readings: Is 66:10–14c • Ps 66:1–7, 16, 20 • Gal 6:14–18 • Lk 10:1–12, 17–20 (or Lk 10:1–9)   usccb.org/bible/readings/070719.cfm Every year bef … [Read more...]

Homilies for June 2019

June 2 (7th Sunday or Ascension), Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, Corpus Christi, and June 30. Ascension, or Sunday in Easter – June 2, 2019 Seventh Sunday of Easter    Readings: Acts 7:55–60 • Ps 97:1–2, 6–7, 9 • Rev 22:12–14, 16–17, 20 • J … [Read more...]

Homilies for May 2019

For May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, and May 30 (Ascension). Third Sunday of Easter – May 5, 2019    Readings: Acts 5:27–32, 40b–41 • Ps 30:2, 4–6, 11–13 • Rev 5:11–14 • Jn 21:1–19 (or Jn 21:1–14)    usccb.org/bible/readings/ … [Read more...]

Homilies for April 2019

For Apr. 7, Apr. 14 (Palm, or Passion), Easter (day), and Apr. 28 (Divine Mercy). Fifth Sunday of Lent – April 7, 2019    Readings: Is 43:16–21 • Ps 126:1–6 • 2 Phil 3:8–14 • Jn 8:1–11    uscc … [Read more...]

Homilies for March 2019

For Mar. 3, Mar. 10, Mar. 17, Mar. 24, and Mar. 31. 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time – March 3, 2019    Readings: Sir 27:4–7 • Ps 92:2–3, 13–16 • 1 Cor 15:54–58 • Lk 6:39–45    usccb.org/bible/readings/030319.cfm The Discipline of the Disci … [Read more...]

Homilies for February 2019

For Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, and Feb. 24. 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Feb. 3, 2019    Readings: Jer 1:4–5, 17–19 • Ps 71:1–6, 15–17 • 1 Cor 12:31—13:13 (or 1 Cor 13:4–13) • Lk 4:21–30    usccb.org/bible/readings/020319.cfm In Luke … [Read more...]