Homilies for November 2018

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 4, 2018    Readings: Dt 6:2-6 • Ps 18:2–4, 47, 51 • Heb 7:23–28 • Mk 12:28b–34    usccb.org/bible/readings/110418.cfm Our first reading from Deuteronomy and the Gospel taken from St. Mark succinct … [Read more...]

Homilies for October 2018

For Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, and Oct. 28. 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 7, 2018   Readings: Gn 2:18–24 • Ps 128:1–6 • Heb 2:9–11 • Mk 10:2–16, or 2–12   usccb.org/bible/readings/100718.cfm I’ve always been rather put off by … [Read more...]

Homilies for September 2018

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B—September 2, 2018 Readings: Ex 16:2-4, 12-15; Ps 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54; Eph 4:17, 20-24; Jn 6:24-35 http://usccb.org/bible/readings/080518.cfm The Apostle James writes in his epistle: “Be do … [Read more...]

Homilies for August 2018

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time—August 5, 2018   Readings:  Ex 16:2-4, 12-15; Ps 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54; Eph 4:17, 20-24; Jn 6:24-35 http://usccb.org/bible/readings/080518.cfm   This week we find ourselves continuing our journey thro … [Read more...]

Homilies for July 2018

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time—July 1, 2018 Readings: Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24 ● 2 Cor 8:7, 9, 13-15 ● Mk 5:21-43  http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070118.cfm The gracious act of Christ, emptying himself for us. In the liturgy today, we are g … [Read more...]

Homilies for June 2018

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ—June 3, 2018 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060318.cfm EX 24:3-8; PS 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18; HEB 9:11-15; MK 14:12-16, 22-26 I was very close to my grandparents, and w … [Read more...]

Homilies for May 2018

Sixth Sunday of Easter—May 6, 2018 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/050618.cfm Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48; Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4; 1 Jn 4:7-10; Jn 15:9-17. Love is a word that gets a lot of play in the world. Love makes the wo … [Read more...]

Homilies for April 2018

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord—April 1, 2018 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/040118.cfm Acts 10: 34a, 37-43; Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23; Colossians 3: 1-4; John 20: 1-9 Author: Fr. Philip-Michael F. Tangorra, S … [Read more...]

Homilies for March 2018

Third Sunday of Lent (Year B)—March 4, 2018 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/030418-year-b.cfm Ex 20:1-17; Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11.; 1 Cor 1:22-25; Jn 2:13-25 “Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” Has the love of God mov … [Read more...]

Homilies for February 2018

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time—February 4, 2018 Readings: usccb.org/bible/readings/020418.cfm Jb 7:1-4, 6-7; Ps 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6; 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23; Mk 1:29-39 “For this purpose have I come.” Why are you here? There are obviously m … [Read more...]

Homilies for January 2018

Homily for the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God—January 1, 2018 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/010118.cfm Nm 6:22-27; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21. Mary kept all these things, reflecting on … [Read more...]

Homilies for December 2017

Homilies for the First Sunday in Advent—December 3, 2017 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/120317.cfm Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7; Ps 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19; 1 Cor 1:3-9; Mk 13:33-37. Author: Fr. Gregory Maria Pine, O.P. Be wa … [Read more...]

Homilies for November 2017

Homily for the 31st Week in Ordinary Time—November 5, 2017 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/110517.cfm Mal 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10;  Ps 131:1, 2, 3; 1 Thes 2:7b-9, 13;  Mt 23:1-12 By Deacon Peter Santandrieu Is it possible to fol … [Read more...]

Homilies For October 2017

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time—October 1, 2017 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/100117.cfm Ez. 18:25-28; Ps. 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Phil. 2:1-(5)11; Mt. 21:28-32 Religion and Faith Often the Gospels describe a confrontation between J … [Read more...]

Homilies for September 2017

September 3, 2017—Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/090317.cfm Jer 20:7-9; Ps. 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9; Rom. 12:1-2; Mt. 16:21-27 Conversion is hard. We want to change, we want to be with God, b … [Read more...]