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Pentecost Sunday, Homily – Year C

Pentecost, Year CActs 2:1-11Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31-34 (30)1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13John 20:19-23 June 9, 2019 Fifty days ago we celebrated Easter morning with the news that Jesus’ tomb had been found empty.  That began our Easter season. Today our Easter season draws to a close with our celebration of Pentecost.  “Pentecost” means fifty days.  […]

7th Sunday of Easter, Year C – Homily

7th Sunday of Easter, Year CActs 7:55-60Psalm 97:1-2, 6-7, 8 (1a, 9a)Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20John 17:20-26 June 2, 2019 The words that we hear from Jesus today are his very last words before He is arrested and crucified.  They are words of prayer. Since Jesus knew what was coming, one might expect his final prayer […]

6th Sunday of Easter, Year C – Homily

6th Sunday of Easter, Year CActs 15:1-2, 22-29Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 (4)Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23John 14:23-29May 26, 2019 The first words of Jesus in today’s gospel are, “Whoever loves me will keep my word.”  One might think that Jesus is making “keeping his word,” meaning doing what He says, a condition of love.  There are […]

4th Sunday of Easter, Year C – Homily

4th Sunday of Easter, Year CActs 13:14, 43-52Psalm 100:1-2, 3, 5 (3c)Revelation 7:9, 14b-17John 10:27-30May 12, 2019 Our gospel reading is quite short today but there’s still a lot we can talk about today.  The gospel passage I just read is only four verses but it comes from what is known as Jesus’ Good Shepherd […]

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year C – Homily

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year CActs 5:27-32, 40b-41Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13 (2a)Revelation 5:11-14John 21:1-19May 5, 2019 Throughout the Easter season, our first reading comes from the Acts of the Apostles, the story of the early church right after Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection. Part of what the early church experienced was persecution.  Today we […]

2nd Sunday of Easter, Year C – Homily

2nd Sunday of Easter, Year CActs 5:12-16Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 (19)Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19John 20:9-13April 28, 2019 Last Sunday we heard that the tomb of Jesus was empty.  That was Easter Sunday.  Today we celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter.  Today we hear how Jesus appeared to his disciples to show them that He is […]

Easter Sunday Homily

Easter MorningActs 10:34a, 37-43Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 (24)Colossians 3:1-4John 20:1-9April 21, 2019 Our gospel reading this Easter morning tells the story of how Mary of Magdala went to the tomb early in the morning of the first day of the week.  Upon arriving, she finds “the stone removed from the tomb.”  We know this must […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pentecost, Year B – Homily

Pentecost, Year B Acts 2:1-11 Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 Galatians 5:16-25 John 15:26-27; 16:12-5 May 20, 2018 Our Easter season draws to a close today with our celebration of Pentecost.  To appreciate Pentecost, we need to look at it in the context of the whole season of Easter.  In fact, we need to […]