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

Homily for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time—February 4, 2018 Readings: http://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 her … [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...]

Homilies for August 2017

August 6, 2017—Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/080617.cfm Dn 7:9-10, 13-14; Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 9; 2 Pt 1:16-19; Mt 17:1-9 “It’s an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride.” “Twice the action, and … [Read more...]

Homilies for July 2017

July 2, 2017 - 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/070217.cfm 2 Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16a; Ps 89:2-3, 16-17, 18-19; Rom 6:3-4, 8-11; Mt 10:37-42 The gradual conversions of pious saints pale in comparison wi … [Read more...]

Homilies for June 2017

General Method: Read and meditate on the readings at least a week before the homily. Then decide on a main point you want to make, and an exhortation for the congregation. Then write the homily straight through in one sitting. Make sure … [Read more...]

Homilies for May 2017

Fourth Sunday of Easter—May 7, 2017 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/042617.cfm ACTS 2:14A, 36-41; PS 23: 1-3A, 3B4, 5, 6; 1 PT 2:20B-2; JN 10:1-10 “I am the gate for the sheep.” (John 10:7). The Poverty of the Shepherd A C … [Read more...]

Homilies for April 2017

Fifth Sunday of Lent—April 2, 2017 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/040217.cfm EZ 37:12-14; PS 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8; ROM 8:8-11; JN 11:1-45 As St. Paul tells us today, we are consecrated to the truth, not to the ways of th … [Read more...]

Homilies for March 2017

Ash Wednesday—March 1, 2017 Readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/030117.cfm JL 2:12-18; PS 51:3-4, 5-6AB, 12-13, 14 and 17; 2 COR 5:20—6:2; MT 6:1-6, 16-18 “For our sake he made him to be sin who did not know sin….” I used t … [Read more...]