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Who Do You Say That I am? – Holy Hour Homily

Homily for May 2019 Holy HourIsaiah 42:1-4Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9Philippians 2:5-11Matthew 16:13-20 Why do I like to come to Holy Hour?  One might simply think I do it as part of my job.  I don’t.  I want to be here.    Why?  Because my soul is thirsting for Jesus.  There is a place in […]

5th Sunday of Easter, Year C – Homily

5th Sunday of Easter, Year CActs 14:21-27Psalm 145:8-9, 10-11, 12-13 (see 1)Revelation 21:1-5aJohn 13:31-33a, 34-35May 19, 2019 Jesus gives us “a new commandment.”  Its words are simple, “love one another.”  Jesus tells us that we are to “love one another” as He has loved us.  His love is most evident when He sacrifices his life […]

4th Sunday of Easter, Year C – Homily

4th Sunday of Easter, Year CActs 13:14, 43-52Psalm 100:1-2, 3, 5 (3c)Revelation 7:9, 14b-17John 10:27-30May 12, 2019 Our gospel reading is quite short today but there’s still a lot we can talk about today.  The gospel passage I just read is only four verses but it comes from what is known as Jesus’ Good Shepherd […]

The Food We Need

We have many choices in what food we eat. We have various meats to choose from, beef, chicken, pork, and lamb. Or we can choose fish and seafood. There are numerous choices for vegetables ranging from peas and carrots to broccoli and brussels sprouts. Of course, there are fruits like apples and oranges. There are […]

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year C – Homily

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year CActs 5:27-32, 40b-41Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13 (2a)Revelation 5:11-14John 21:1-19May 5, 2019 Throughout the Easter season, our first reading comes from the Acts of the Apostles, the story of the early church right after Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection. Part of what the early church experienced was persecution.  Today we […]

2nd Sunday of Easter, Year C – Homily

2nd Sunday of Easter, Year CActs 5:12-16Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 (19)Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19John 20:9-13April 28, 2019 Last Sunday we heard that the tomb of Jesus was empty.  That was Easter Sunday.  Today we celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter.  Today we hear how Jesus appeared to his disciples to show them that He is […]

Easter Sunday Homily

Easter MorningActs 10:34a, 37-43Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 (24)Colossians 3:1-4John 20:1-9April 21, 2019 Our gospel reading this Easter morning tells the story of how Mary of Magdala went to the tomb early in the morning of the first day of the week.  Upon arriving, she finds “the stone removed from the tomb.”  We know this must […]

Easter Vigil Homily

Easter VigilGenesis 1:1-2:2Genesis 22:1-18Exodus 14:15-15:1Isaiah 55:1-11Romans 6:3-11Mark 16:1-7April 20, 2019 Tonight we come as darkness falls.  Night comes and another day will follow.  We come in a world where we know the darkness of bad things that happen.  Sometimes it’s little things, sometimes it’s big things.  This Monday there was a huge fire at Notre […]

Good Friday Homily

Good FridayIsaiah 52:13-53:12Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 (Luke 23:46)Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9John 18:1-19:42April 19, 2019 “Knowing everything that was going to happen to him,” Jesus first went off with his disciples.  Since He knew what was going to happen to him, He could have chosen to go off to a secret or new place […]

Holy Thursday Homily

Holy ThursdayExodus 12:1-8, 11-14Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-181 Corinthians 11:23-26John 13:1-15April 18, 2019 We began our readings tonight with God’s instructions for the first Passover.   It is to be celebrated once a year and put at the head of the calendar. They are to sacrifice a “year-old male..without blemish.”  They aren’t supposed to take an old […]