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2nd Sunday of Lent, Year B – Homily

Second Sunday of Lent, Year BGenesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18Psalm 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19 (9)Romans 8:31b-34Mark 9:2-10February 28, 2021 “God put Abraham to the test,” and it was no easy test! Abraham had waited for many years to have a son.  When Isaac was finally born, Abraham loved him deeply and recognized him as a […]

First Sunday of Lent, Year B – Homily

First Sunday of Lent, Year BGenesis 9:8-15Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (10)1 Peter 3:18-22Mark 1:12-15February 21, 2021 In the beginning God created Adam and Eve.  They lived in the Garden of Eden until the first sin. Satan came and tempted them.  They gave into temptation and ate the forbidden fruit.  Hence, the first sin, the original […]

Two Images

When I pray, there are two images I like to use. They are images of the same thing. The first image is: and the second image is: One might look at these images and say, “Father, they are not images of the same thing. One is a Crucifix and the other is the Eucharist. They […]

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BLeviticus 13:1-2, 44-46Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 11 (7)1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1Mark 1:40-45February 14, 2021 The “leper came to Jesus.”  The very fact that the leper came to Jesus would be amazing to the people around Jesus.  Even more amazing would be that Jesus touched him. Why?  Because it broke the Levitical […]

What Are You Doing for Lent?

When we began the new liturgical year with the 1st Sunday of Advent on November 29, 2020, I spoke in my homily about new years’ resolutions. Then, what I said was in the context of our readiness for the Second Coming. We should ask ourselves what do we need to change in our lives. In […]

Passion (Palm) Sunday, Year A – Homily

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the LordGospel for the Procession Matthew 21:1-11Isaiah 50:4-7Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 (2a)Philippians 2:6-11Matthew 26:14-27:66April 5, 2020 The appointed time draws near so Jesus goes to Jerusalem.  As He nears Jerusalem, He receives a royal welcome as the “crowd spread their cloaks and cut branches from the trees.”  The […]

A Different Kind of Holy Week

I write this on Saturday morning just before we celebrate Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday begins Holy Week with our celebration of the Easter Triduum culminating in the Resurrection of Jesus. This year Holy Week will be like no other Holy Week before. When it came time for Jesus to enter into Jerusalem for his Passion […]

4th Sunday of Lent, Year A – Homily

For those unable to attend Mass this Sunday, here are some helpful links before sharing my homily: Catholic Courier list of TV and Online Masses Readings for this Sunday, March 22, 2020 Act of Spiritual Communion 4th Sunday of Lent, Year A1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13aPsalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 (1)Ephesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41March 22, 2020 […]

3rd Sunday of Lent, Year A – Homily

3rd Sunday of Lent, Year AExodus 17:3-7Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 (8)Romans 5:1-2, 5-8John 4:5-42March 15, 2020 After God set them free from slavery in Egypt, the Israelites found themselves in the desert thirsting for water.  Water is not just a want, it is a need.  They grumbled to Moses, who in turn “cried out to […]

2nd Sunday of Lent, Year A – Homily

2nd Sunday of Lent, Year AGenesis 12:1-4aPsalm 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22 (22)2 Timothy 1:8b-10Matthew 17:1-9March 8, 2020 We hear today the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration.  He took Peter, James, and John “and led them up a high mountain.”  On the mountain they saw Jesus transfigured, his facing shining, and his clothes “became white as light.”  […]