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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 […]

5th Sunday of Lent, Year B – Homily

5th Sunday of Lent, Year B Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15 Hebrews 5:7-9 John 12:20-33 March 18, 2018 When Mary came to Jesus at the wedding feast in Cana to ask him to help, his response was “My hour has not yet come.”  Now, some three years later, some Greeks came to see Jesus.  […]

4th Sunday of Lent, Year B – Homily

4th Sunday of Lent, Year B 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23 Psalm 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6 (6ab) Ephesians 2:4-10 John 3:14-21 March 11, 2018 Our first reading today comes from the Second Book of Chronicles.  We don’t hear a lot from the first or second book of Chronicles in our regular lectionary cycle.  So, they may […]

3rd Sunday of Lent, Year B – Homily

3rd Sunday of Lent, Year B Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11 (John 6:68c) 1 Corinthians 1:22-25 John 2:13-25 March 4, 2018 Jesus is, of course, a faithful Jew.  That means going to the Temple in Jerusalem for important feasts like the Passover.  We generally believe that Jesus’ public ministry lasted about three years […]

2nd Sunday of Lent, Year B – Homily

2nd Sunday of Lent, Year B Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 Psalm 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19 (9) Romans 8:31b-34 Mark 9:2-10 February 25, 2018 I remember back almost twenty years ago before I started seminary.  I was preparing to do a Communion Service and was looking at the readings.  The gospel reading was the same […]

Holy Hour Homily – “Jesus Suffered & Died for Us”

Homily for February 2018 Holy Hour Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 Luke 23:18-25 “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” Have you ever felt so abandoned that you cried out, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” If you have you, you would not be the […]

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 […]