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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AIsaiah 55:10-11Psalm 65:10, 11, 12-13, 14 (Luke 8:8)Romans 8:18-23Matthew 13:1-23July 12, 2020 Word of what Jesus is doing and saying had spread such that large crowds were coming to him.  So, He got into a boat and spoke to the people on shore. Jesus was practicing good social distancing […]

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AZechariah 9:9-10Psalm 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-14 (1)Romans 8:9, 11-13Matthew 11:25-30July 5, 2020 Jesus gives praise to the Father.  The psalmist speaks of praising, extoling, and blessing our God and King. Jesus praises God for, while He had “hidden these things from the wise and the learned,” He “revealed them […]

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16aPsalm 89:2-3, 16-17, 18-19 (2a)Romans 6:3-4, 8-11Matthew 10:37-42June 28, 2020 We are Christians.  We believe in Jesus.  We need to take this seriously.  Jesus himself tells us the we must love him more than our fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters.  Remember Jesus tells us that the […]

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AJeremiah 20:10-13Psalm 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35 (14c)Romans 5:12-15Matthew 10:26-33June 21, 2020 “Jesus said to the Twelve, “Fear no one.” Fear can be a powerful thing.  Often, we might seek the approval of those who we hold in high regard.  We fear rejection.  We might seek affirmation of our work.  […]

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

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year ADeuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16aPsalm 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 (12)1 Corinthians 10:16-17John 6:51-58June 14, 2020 It has been a while since we have been able to gather together physically to celebrate Mass.  We have each had to deal with the Coronavirus according to the circumstances of our own lives.  […]

The Most Holy Trinity, Year A – Homily

The Most Holy Trinity, Year AExodus 34:4b-6, 8-9Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 55 (52b)2 Corinthians 13:11-13John 3:16-18June 7, 2020 Our celebration of Pentecost last week brought our Easter Season to a close and we resumed Ordinary Time.  The liturgical color for Ordinary Time is green but today we are wearing white vestments.  We will again wear […]

Pentecost, Year A – Homily

Pentecost, Year AActs 2:1-11Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 (30)1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13John 20:19-23May 31, 2020 In the Old Testament we hear of God.  He is called by different titles but He is generally understood in the sense of “one person.”  Then comes Jesus.  Now, at Pentecost, comes the Holy Spirit. In today’s gospel we […]

7th Sunday of Easter, Year A – Homily

7th Sunday of Easter, Year AActs 1:12-14Psalm 27:1, 4, 7-8) (13)1 Peter 4:13-16John 17:1-11May 24, 2020 On Thursday we celebrated the Ascension of Jesus.  The apostles witnessed Jesus ascend to Heaven.  Today we hear that they then “returned to Jerusalem” and “went to the upper room.”  Remember how after the tomb was found empty, they […]

6th Sunday of Easter, Year A – Homily

6th Sunday of Easter, Year AActs 8:5-8, 11-17Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20 (1)1 Peter 3:15-18John 14:15-21May 17, 2020 Jesus calls us to proclaim the gospel message.  Just before his Ascension, Jesus tells his disciples to go out and baptize all nations in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The early church […]

5th Sunday of Easter, Year A

5th Sunday of Easter, Year AActs 6:1-7Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19 (22)1 Peter 2:4-9John 14:1-12May 10, 2020 Today’s gospel is a familiar one to many, at least the first half.  The first six verses are often chosen as the gospel reading at funerals.  In that setting, our hearts are troubled because we have lost a loved […]