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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 […]

7th Sunday of Easter, Year B – Homily

7th Sunday of Easter, Year B Acts 1:15-17a, 20a, 20c-26 Psalm 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20 (19a) 1 John 4:11-16 John 17:11-19 May 13, 2018 Today we hear Jesus’ final prayer before he is arrested and crucified.  He knew what was coming.  He knew he was about to suffer his Passion but he accepted it as God’s […]

5th Sunday of Easter, Year B – Homily

5th Sunday of Easter, Year B Acts 9:26-31 Psalm 22:26-27, 28, 30, 31-32 (26a) 1 John 3:18-24 John 15:1-8 April 29, 2018 The Acts of the Apostles is the story of the building up of the early church.  One of the challenges the early church faced was persecution from both the Romans and the Jews […]

4th Sunday of Easter, Year B – Homily

4th Sunday of Easter, Year B Acts 4:8-12 Psalm 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29 (22) 1 John 3:1-2 John 10:11-18 April 22, 2018 Peter becomes a bold preacher for Jesus.  He faces questions and persecution but he is no longer afraid.  When Jesus was arrested, Peter denied knowing him out of fear.  Peter’s fear […]

Do We Recognize Jesus? Homily for April 2018 Holy Hour

Homily for April 2018 Holy Hour Acts 2:14, 22-33 Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 1 Peter 1:17-21 Luke 24:13-35 In my homily this past Sunday I referred to the story of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. This is the story that we hear in tonight’s gospel. Each of the four gospels […]

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year B – Homily

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year B Acts 3:13-15, 17-19 Psalm 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9 (7a) 1 John 2:1-5a Luke 24:35-48 April 15, 2018 For the last two weeks we have heard stories of the risen Jesus appearing to his disciples as told in the Gospel of John.  This week we hear a story of the […]

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

2nd Sunday of Easter (Sunday of Divine Mercy), Year B Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35 Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 1 John 5:1-6 John 20:19-31 April 8, 2018 Jesus has been crucified.  How could this have happened to the Messiah? The tomb has been found empty.  What does this mean? It doesn’t make sense.  The disciples […]

Easter Morning Homily 2018

Easter Morning Acts 10:34a, 37-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 (24) Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-9 April 1, 2018 Mary Magdalene goes to the tomb on the first day of the week.  They find “the stone removed from the tomb.”  She knows this is important and immediately runs to Simon Peter and “the other disciple whom Jesus […]

Easter Vigil Homily 2018

Easter Vigil Genesis 1:1-2:2 Genesis 22:1-18 Exodus 14:15-15:1 Isaiah 55:1-11 Romans 6:3-11 Mark 16:1-7 March 31, 2018 We start in darkness tonight to remind us how before “God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland and darkness covered the abyss.” Our blessing of the Easter fire reminds us of how […]

Good Friday Homily

Good Friday Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 (Luke 23:46) Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1-19:42 March 30, 2018 Every time we celebrate Mass, we are celebrating the sacrifice of Jesus giving his life on the Cross for us but today, …today we listen to the story of what Jesus went through for […]