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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 […]

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 […]

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year B – Homily

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year B Mark 11:1-10 Isaiah 50:4-7 Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 (2a) Philippians 2:6-11 Mark 14:1-15:47 March 25, 2018 We have two gospel readings today which show two very different responses to Jesus. In our gospel at the beginning of Mass for the blessing of the palms […]

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 […]