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Easter Vigil Homily

Easter VigilGenesis 1:1-2:2Genesis 22:1-18Exodus 14:15-15:1Isaiah 55:1-11Romans 6:3-11Mark 16:1-7April 20, 2019 Tonight we come as darkness falls.  Night comes and another day will follow.  We come in a world where we know the darkness of bad things that happen.  Sometimes it’s little things, sometimes it’s big things.  This Monday there was a huge fire at Notre […]

Good Friday Homily

Good FridayIsaiah 52:13-53:12Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 (Luke 23:46)Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9John 18:1-19:42April 19, 2019 “Knowing everything that was going to happen to him,” Jesus first went off with his disciples.  Since He knew what was going to happen to him, He could have chosen to go off to a secret or new place […]

Holy Thursday Homily

Holy ThursdayExodus 12:1-8, 11-14Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-181 Corinthians 11:23-26John 13:1-15April 18, 2019 We began our readings tonight with God’s instructions for the first Passover.   It is to be celebrated once a year and put at the head of the calendar. They are to sacrifice a “year-old male..without blemish.”  They aren’t supposed to take an old […]

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year C – Homily

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year CFirst Gospel – Luke 19:28-40Isaiah 50:4-7Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 (2a)Philippians 2:6-11Luke 22:14-23:56April 14, 2019 Today we mark the beginning of Holy Week.  We began our Mass today by hearing the gospel story of Jesus’ entry in Jerusalem as He began the first Holy Week. He […]

2nd Sunday in Lent, Year C – Homily

2nd Sunday of Lent, Year CGenesis 15:5-12, 17-18Psalm 27:1, 7-8, 8-9, 13-14 (1a)Philippians 3:17-4:1Luke 9:28b-36March 17, 2019 Jesus went up on the mountain to pray.  What does “prayer” mean to you?  It can include recite familiar prayers like the Rosary.  Other forms of recited prayer might include the Divine Mercy Chaplet or whatever your favorite […]

Easter Morning Homily 2018

Easter Morning Acts 10:34a, 37-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 (24) Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-9 April 1, 2018 Mary Magdalene goes to the tomb on the first day of the week.  They find “the stone removed from the tomb.”  She knows this is important and immediately runs to Simon Peter and “the other disciple whom Jesus […]

Easter Vigil Homily 2018

Easter Vigil Genesis 1:1-2:2 Genesis 22:1-18 Exodus 14:15-15:1 Isaiah 55:1-11 Romans 6:3-11 Mark 16:1-7 March 31, 2018 We start in darkness tonight to remind us how before “God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland and darkness covered the abyss.” Our blessing of the Easter fire reminds us of how […]

Good Friday Homily

Good Friday Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 (Luke 23:46) Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1-19:42 March 30, 2018 Every time we celebrate Mass, we are celebrating the sacrifice of Jesus giving his life on the Cross for us but today, …today we listen to the story of what Jesus went through for […]

Holy Thursday Homily

Holy Thursday Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-18 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-15 March 29, 2018 In recent weeks we have heard Jesus speak of “his hour.”  Today we hear this hour identified as the hour where he passes “from this world to the Father.” This verse referring to Jesus’ passing occurs at the […]

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year B – Homily

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year B Mark 11:1-10 Isaiah 50:4-7 Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 (2a) Philippians 2:6-11 Mark 14:1-15:47 March 25, 2018 We have two gospel readings today which show two very different responses to Jesus. In our gospel at the beginning of Mass for the blessing of the palms […]