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Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year B – Homily

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year B Gospel for Blessing of the Palms – Mark 11:1-10 Isaiah 50:4-7 Philippians 2:6-11 Mark 14:1-15:47 March 29, 2015 Why did it have to happen this way? Jesus’ final week started out with a grand entrance to Jerusalem.  He sends His disciples ahead to make preparations […]

5th Sunday in Lent, Year B – Homily

5th Sunday in Let, Year B Jeremiah 31:31-34 Hebrews 5:7-9 John 12:20-33 March 22, 2015 Do we really want Jesus to be part of our lives? One might be inclined to say I won’t be here in church if I didn’t but how far does our desire to know Jesus go?  Is there something we […]

4th Sunday in Lent, Year B – Homily

4th Sunday in Let, Year B 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23 Ephesians 2:4-10 John 3:14-21 March 15, 2015   The Books of Chronicles help tell the story of God’s relationship with the people.  Today’s passage comes from a time when the people of Israel had turned away from God and lived in infidelity, committing abominations against […]

3rd Sunday in Lent, Year B – Homily

3rd Sunday in Let, Year B Exodus 20:1-17 1 Corinthians 1:22-25 John 2:13-25 March 8, 2015 We generally don’t think of Jesus as getting angry but today we hear that “He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple.”  What made Jesus so upset? They have turned His Father’s […]

2nd Sunday in Lent, Year B – Homily

2nd Sunday in Let, Year B Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 Romans 8:31b-34 Mark 9:2-10 March 1, 2015 I’m not sure which is more astonishing to me, that God asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac or that Abraham was willing to do it without hesitation. Abraham had waited so long for a son.  Given the age […]