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Archive of posts filed under the Year of the Eucharst category.

Homily – Why are We Here for Adoration?

Homily for September 2017 – Year of the Eucharist Joshua 3:1-13 Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 7-8, 8-9 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 Matthew 26:36-46 In encouraging people to come, I have been saying that tonight would include Exposition.  We have Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament in the Monstrance on the altar.  I said this hour would include […]

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Sirach 27:30-28:7 Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12 Romans 14:7-9 Matthew 18:21-35 Jesus came to offer us “forgiveness” but forgiveness wasn’t “new” with Jesus. We see it in what Sirach writes, “Forgive you neighbor’s injustice.”  He speaks of “wrath and anger” as “hateful things yet the sinner hugs them […]

God’s Presence

Today’s Gospel for Mass comes from Luke 4:38-44.  It has just seven verses and is set near the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry but it contains much of what we see throughout Jesus’ ministry. We hear how the crowds bring people to Jesus as they intercede for them.  In response Jesus heals the people.  Jesus […]

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Jeremiah 20:7-9 Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 Romans 12:1-2 Matthew 16:21-27 Last week Peter responded to Jesus’ question, “But who do you say that I am?” with “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.”  For this Jesus identifies Peter as “blessed”, pronounces him as the […]

Feast of The Transfiguration – Homily, Year A

The Transfiguration of the Lord, Year A Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6, 9-12 2 Peter 1:16-19 Matthew 17:1-9 There are times in the gospels when Jesus goes off alone to pray.  Generally, we are not told of what Jesus does in prayer.  Today is different.  We are giving a vivid description of what happens […]

A Saint for the Eucharist

This week our calendar of saints has included saints who were founders of religious orders.  On Monday, July 31st, we celebrated the Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola who founded the Jesuit order (S.J., who run McQuaid high school in Rochester).  Tuesday, August 1st was the Memorial of St. Alphonsus Liguori who founded the Redemptorists […]

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A 1 Kings 3:5:7-12 Psalm 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130 Romans 8:28-30 Matthew 13:44-52 Jesus says, “The kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure” so valuable that one who finds it “sells all that he has” to be able to obtain the treasure. What do you see as valuable?  […]

Some Thoughts on the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Those of you who are regular readers of my blog might notice that the title of this article is “Some Thoughts on the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A” as compared to the normal title including the word “homily.”  That’s because I’m not preaching this weekend.  We have a visiting priest from the Archdiocese […]

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year A – Homily

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a Psalm 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 John 6:51-58 Moses speaks to the Israelites of how they were “afflicted with hunger” and God fed them “with manna, a food unknown” to them.  We identify the manna as “bread” but it was a type of […]

The Most Holy Trinity – Homily

The Most Holy Trinity Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9 Daniel 3:52-55 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 John 3:16-18 Last week we celebrated Pentecost and the gift of the Holy Spirit and that brought our Easter season to a close.  That means we are now in Ordinary Time but for this Sunday and next we celebrate two feasts that our […]