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Pentecost, Year A – Homily

Pentecost, Year AActs 2:1-11Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 (30)1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13John 20:19-23May 31, 2020 In the Old Testament we hear of God.  He is called by different titles but He is generally understood in the sense of “one person.”  Then comes Jesus.  Now, at Pentecost, comes the Holy Spirit. In today’s gospel we […]

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A – Homily

4th Sunday of Easter, Year AActs 2:14a, 36-41Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6, (1)1 Peter 2:20b-25John 10:1-10May 3, 2020 Today is the Fourth Sunday of Easter.  Every year on the Fourth Sunday of Easter we read from the Good Shepherd discourse in chapter 10 of John’s Gospel.  Thus, today is also called Good Shepherd Sunday. In […]

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year A – Homily

3rd Sunday of Easter Year AActs 2:14, 22-33Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 (11a)1 Peter 1:17-21Luke 24:13-35 With the gift of the Holy Spirit, Peter spoke boldly to the Israelites.  He spoke of how they saw Jesus’ “mighty deeds, wonders, and signs” that God worked through Jesus in their midst.  Yet, they refused to believe.  […]

2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy) Homily – Year A

2nd Sunday of Easter – Divine Mercy SundayActs 2:42-47Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 (1)1 Peter 1:3-9John 20:19-31 The disciples are in distress.  A lot has happened in the last few days for them.  They had come to believe that Jesus was the long-awaited Messiah.   They thought He would get rid of the Romans.  Instead, Jesus was […]

Easter Vigil Homily

Easter VigilGenesis 1:1-2:2Exodus 14:15-15:1Isaiah 55:1-11Romans 6:3-11Matthew 28:1-10April 11, 2020 Tonight we celebrate our Easter Vigil.  It is the highest liturgy of our liturgical year.  We started our Easter Triduum Thursday evening with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper with the Institution of the Eucharist and the Priesthood. Yesterday we celebrated Good Friday, the sacrifice of […]

Holy Thursday Homily

Holy ThursdayExodus 12:1-8, 11-14Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-181 Corinthians 11:23-26John 13:1-15April 9, 2020 As we begin our Easter Triduum tonight, I note that the Jewish people just began their Passover last night.  Our first reading tonight is the story of the very first Passover. The Israelites had been made slaves in Egypt.  They cried out to […]

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 […]