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2nd Sunday of Easter Year A Homily

2nd Sunday in Easter, Year A Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31 April 26, 2014   Last Sunday we heard that the disciples had found Jesus’ tomb empty. We know this to be good news because Jesus is risen but Jesus’ disciples were in a quandary to understand what happened. To add to their […]

Homily – Easter Vigil, Year A

Easter Vigil, Year A Genesis 1:1-2:2 Genesis 22:1-18 Exodus 14:15-5:1 Isaiah 55:1-11 Romans 6:3-11 Matthew 28:1-10 April 19, 2014 Last Sunday we began Holy Week with the gospel proclaiming Jesus entering into Jerusalem.  Thursday night we remembered how Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and gave us the Eucharist.  Yesterday, we celebrated Jesus’ Crucifixion […]

Homily – Good Friday

Good Friday, Year A Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9 John 18:1-19:42 April 18, 2014 Our passion began with saying that Jesus went out.  Jesus was not dragged away with force like a resistant criminal.  Jesus went willing, knowing everything that was going to happen and knowing it was his Father’s will. Jesus is put on […]

Homily – Holy Thursday 2014

Holy Thursday, Year A Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-5 April 17, 2014 As we began Mass tonight, the season of Lent came to a close and the event of Easter is upon us.  Tonight begins the Easter Triduum. Triduum is Latin for three days.  However, while we celebrate these events over three […]

Homily – Passion Sunday, Year A

Passion Sunday, Year A Matthew 21:1-11 Isaiah 50:4-7 Philippians 2:6-11 Matthew 26:14-27:66 April 13, 2014 Today we begin a very special week.  The events of this week climax with the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus but we need to think about the week as a whole to understand the importance of the individual moments. We […]

Homily – Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year A

5th Sunday in Lent, Year A Ezekiel 37:12-14 Romans 8:8-11 John 11:1-45 April 6, 2014 Lazarus is ill.  He is also a friend of Jesus.  Jesus has healed lots of people.  So one would think that when Jesus receives word that Lazarus is sick he would immediately go to Lazarus and heal him.  He won’t […]

Thoughts on Lent

From this week’s bulletin cover.  The calendar says Spring began on March 20th but since then we have seen cold temperatures and snow.  So, we wonder when we will really see some spring weather.  I’m writing this on Tuesday when the temperatures will reach 50.  Looking at the ten-day forecast, most of the forecasted highs […]