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First Sunday of Lent, Year B – Homily

First Sunday of Lent, Year BGenesis 9:8-15Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (10)1 Peter 3:18-22Mark 1:12-15February 21, 2021 In the beginning God created Adam and Eve.  They lived in the Garden of Eden until the first sin. Satan came and tempted them.  They gave into temptation and ate the forbidden fruit.  Hence, the first sin, the original […]

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BLeviticus 13:1-2, 44-46Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 11 (7)1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1Mark 1:40-45February 14, 2021 The “leper came to Jesus.”  The very fact that the leper came to Jesus would be amazing to the people around Jesus.  Even more amazing would be that Jesus touched him. Why?  Because it broke the Levitical […]

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BJob 7:1-4, 6-8Psalm 147:1-2, 3-4, 5, 6 (3a)1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23Mark 1:29-39February 7, 2021 What is your life like? Do you have a “good life” or would you call your “life on earth a drudgery?”  Job had had a wonderful life with a great family, wealth, and prestige.  Now, […]

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BDeuteronomy 18:15-20Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9 (8)1 Corinthians 7:32-35Mark 1:21-28January 31, 2021 What is Jesus remembered for? “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” John 3:16 is one of the […]

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BJonah 3:1-5, 10Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (4a)1 Corinthians 7:29-31Mark 1:14-20January 24, 2021 Now, as we proceed through Ordinary Time, we are reading from the Gospel of Mark in this Year B of our Sunday lectionary cycle.  Today’s reading begins with verse 14 of the first chapter. The first eight […]

Building Peace

In our opening prayer at Mass today (Monday, January 18th, 2nd Week in Ordinary Time), we pray asking God to bestow his “peace on our times.” We live in a world with division and hatred. Today we celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. He was a civil rights activist assassinated in 1968. In the […]

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10 (8a and 9a)1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20John 1:35-42January 17, 2021 Jesus asked the two disciples of John the Baptist, “What are you looking for?” Jesus asks us the same question today, “What are you looking for?” What do you come looking […]

Baptism of the Lord, Year B – Homily

The Baptism of the LordIsaiah 55:1-11Isaiah 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6 (3)1 John 5:1-9Mark 1:7-11January 10, 2021 Our Christmas season will end this evening following our celebration of the Baptism of the Lord. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of our savior who is Christ and Lord.  Since Jesus was baptized as an adult, one might […]

The Epiphany of the Lord, Homily

The Epiphany of the LordIsaiah 60:1-6Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13 (11)Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6Matthew 2:1-12January 3, 2021 On Christmas we heard the angel deliver “good news of great joy” to the shepherds, “For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord.” This truly is “good news […]

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Year B – Homily

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Year B (Please note there are different options for the readings)Genesis 15:1-6, 21:1-3Psalm 105:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 (7a, 8a)Hebrews 11:8, 11-12, 17-19Luke 2:22-40December 27, 2020 On Christmas Day Jesus was born in Bethlehem and laid in a manger.  Now, “When the days were completed for purification, according […]