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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 […]

5th Sunday of Lent, Year C – Homily

5th Sunday of Lent, Year CIsaiah 43:16-21Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6(3)Philippians 3:8-14John 8:1-11April 7, 2019 As Paul writes to the Philippians he tells them, “I consider everything as a loss because of the supreme good of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” Paul has come to realize the worldly things are not important, hence seeing “everything […]

4th Sunday of Lent, Year C – Homily

4th Sunday of Lent, Year CJoshua 5:9a, 10-12Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 (9a)2 Corinthians 5:17-21Luke 15:1-3, 11-32March 31, 2019 Sometimes I hear parents lamenting that they feel like all they are to their children is a chauffeur and/or a source of money.  “Mom, I need to drive me over to Susie’s house.”  “Dad, I need money […]

3rd Sunday of Lent, Year C – Homily

3rd Sunday of Lent, Year CExodus 3:1-8a, 13-15Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8, 11 (8a)1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12Luke 13:1-9March 24, 2019 Suffering is real.  Some say, “everything happens for a reason.”  Why does suffering happen? In Jesus’ time a common understanding of suffering was that it was punishment for sin.  Therefore, if you were suffering, it […]

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 […]

1st Sunday of Lent, Year C – Homily

1st Sunday of Lent, Year CDeuteronomy 26:4-10Psalm 91:1-2, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 (see 15b)Romans 10:8-13Luke 4:1-13March 10, 2019 “Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble.”  There are many people who cry to the Lord when they are “in trouble” but don’t pay much attention to the Lord when things are good.  I know in […]

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 […]