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Holy Family Sunday – Homily

Holy Family, Year B Genesis 15:1-6, 21:1-3 Hebrews 11:8, 11-12, 17-19 Luke 2:22-40 December 28, 2014 The scriptures contains stories of models of faith to us.  One of the early models of faith in the Old Testament is Abraham, first known as Abram.  Over 2,000 years after he died, Abraham continues to be described as […]

Christmas Homily

Christmas Mass During the Night Isaiah 9:1-6 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 December 25, 2014 Why are we here? The answer would seem obvious.  It’s Christmas and that means we come to church but why?  We have Mass every Sunday but with far less people than we will see today.  What makes the difference? Well, for […]

4th Sunday in Advent, Year B – Homily

4th Sunday in Advent, Year B 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:26-38 December 21, 2014 Today we hear about King David and Mary, two people very much interested in doing God’s Will but come from two very different perspectives.  God made them both great. David was chosen by God to be […]

The Meaning of Christmas

Here are some pre-Christmas thoughts I wrote for the bulletin as we come close to Christmas. Well, here we are just a few days till Christmas.  We will celebrate Masses as follows: Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m. Children’s Christmas Pageant with Mass immediately following 6:30 p.m. 11:00 p.m. with Christmas Music beginning at 10:15 p.m. Christmas […]

3rd Sunday in Advent, Year B – Homily

3rd Sunday in Advent, Year B Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 December 14, 2014 Christmas is getting closer but it still isn’t here yet.  We are still waiting. As the time drew closer for Jesus’ birth, God sent John the Baptist.  Why?  To offer testimony, testimony that the Messiah is coming […]

2nd Sunday in Advent, Year B – Homily

2nd Sunday in Advent, Year B Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 2 Peter 3:8-14 Mark 1:1-8 December 7, 2014     During Advent many of our first readings come from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah.  The book can be divided into three sections.  The first includes chapters 1-39 and is written around the 8th century B.C.  […]

The Pace of Life

Our Advent Season is a time of waiting and preparation as we get ready for the coming of Jesus Christ.  It would be great if our normal lives could go on hold so we can focus on the season for a time but life continues. On top of the normal things in our lives there […]