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

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

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year B Exodus 24:3-8 Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18 (13) Hebrews 9:11-15 Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 June 3, 2018 As we celebrate today’s Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, our diocesan Year of the Eucharist draws to a close. When Bishop Matano proclaimed this Year […]

Seeing With the Eyes of Faith

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  At the Annunciation, Mary found out she had been chosen to be the mother of Jesus.  Mary’s reaction is not one of pride.  She does not begin to brag that she has been chosen as Jesus’ mother.  She does not expect people […]

Homily for May 2018 Holy Hour

Homily for May 2018 Holy Hour 1 Kings 19:9-13a Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Matthew 26:36-46 In June of last year, we begin a Year of the Eucharist in our diocese.  Bishop Matano proclaimed this year with the desire to help us deepen our awareness of the Real Presence of […]

6th Sunday of Easter, Year B – Homily

6th Sunday of Easter, Year B Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48 Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4 (2b) 1 John 4:7-10 John 15:9-17 May 6, 2018 Both our second reading from the First Letter of John and our gospel reading from John each contain the word “love” nine times.  Why? “Because love is of God” and “God is […]

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 […]

Holy Thursday Homily

Holy Thursday Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-18 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-15 March 29, 2018 In recent weeks we have heard Jesus speak of “his hour.”  Today we hear this hour identified as the hour where he passes “from this world to the Father.” This verse referring to Jesus’ passing occurs at the […]

Stations #10-12 – Homily for March 2018 Holy Hour

Homily for March 2018 Holy Hour Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Matthew 27:27-31 On Sunday we heard Jesus say, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.” (John 12:23).  As I said on Sunday, “the hour” where his glorification starts in his Passion and leads to […]

Homily for January 2018 Holy Hour – Unity in Faith

Homily for January 2018 – Year of the Eucharist Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 25:1, 4-5, 8-10, 14 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 Luke 10:25-37 The Jews were called to be the people of God.  What we call the Old Testament was the Hebrew Scriptures to them.  What they called the Torah, what we know as the Pentateuch (the […]

Holy Hour Homily – December 2017 – The Word Became Flesh

Homily for December 2017 – Year of the Eucharist Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5 Titus 3:4-7 John 1:1-18 (all readings taken from readings for Christmas – various Masses) In four days, we will begin our Christmas celebration but not yet.  Earthly preparations have been busy for Christmas but tonight is not about baking, […]

Holy Hour Homily – Eucharist & Thanksgiving

Homily for November 2017 Holy Hour – Year of the Eucharist Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Matthew 15:32-39 We come tonight for our monthly hour.  The timing of starting our holy hours comes from our Year of the Eucharist but our turnout has been good and so I […]