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

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year A Matthew 21:1-11 Isaiah 50:4-7 Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 Philippians 2:6-11 Matthew 26:14-27:66 April 9, 2017 Our opening blessing of the palms begins the holiest time of the year for us.  Our name for this week is very simple, Holy Week. What we celebrate this […]

5th Sunday of Lent, Year A – Homily

5th Sunday of Lent, Year A Ezekiel 37:12-14 Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 Romans 8:8-11 John 11:1-45 April 2, 2017 Last week we heard the story of the man born blind and how Jesus gave him physical sight and then the man came to see Jesus as the Messiah. Ezekiel speaks for the Lord, “I […]

4th Sunday of Lent, Year A – Homily

4th Sunday of Lent, Year A 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 March 26, 2017 Saul has turned out to be a bad king so God sends Samuel to anoint his successor.  Kings were government leaders but they were also leaders in battle.  So, when looking for […]

3rd Sunday of Lent, Year A – Homily

3rd Sunday of Lent, Year A Exodus 17:3-7 Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 John 4:5-42 March 19, 2017 The Israelites have just left slavery in Egypt.  You might think they would be very thankful for being set free yet they are grumbling. Now, they do have a real concern.  They don’t have water […]

2nd Sunday of Lent, Year A – Homily

2nd Sunday of Lent, Year A Genesis 12:1-4a Psalm 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22 2 Timothy 1:8b-10 Matthew 17:1-9 March 12, 2017 In our responsorial psalm verse today we sang, “as we place our trust in you.”  We come here to place our trust in God is “upright” and “trustworthy” but sometimes we are not sure.  […]

1st Sunday of Lent, Year A – Homily

1st Sunday of Lent, Year A Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7 Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 17 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11 March 5, 2017 Today we hear the story of the “original sin.”  Adam and Eve were in the Garden and God had given them just one rule.  They were told not to eat of the fruit of […]

Video of “Lenten Customs”

On Monday night I led a session on our Lenten customs.  I say “session” as opposed to having used “presentation” because the format of this one was something new.  I used PowerPoint slides to present the information but it also had more audience participation.  You can hear all of the audience participation but I hope […]