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4th Sunday of Easter, Year B – Homily

4th Sunday of Easter, Year B Acts of the Apostles 4:8-12 1 John 3:1-2 John 10:11-18 April 26, 2015 World Day of Prayer for Vocations Jesus proclaims “I am the good shepherd.”  We take this as a basic statement.  After all, the 23rd Psalm begins “The Lord is my shepherd” and we know Jesus to […]

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year B – Homily

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year B Acts 3:13-15, 17-19 1 John 2:1-5a Luke 24:35-48 April 19, 2015 The story in our gospel passage today comes right after Jesus has appeared to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus.  They did not recognize Him until He broke bread with them. The two disciples immediately, and […]

2nd Sunday of Easter, Year B – Homily

2nd Sunday of Easter, Year B Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35 1 John 5:1-6 John 20:19-31 April 12, 2015 The disciples are scared.  Jesus their leader has been arrested, beaten, and crucified.  They fear the same thing could happen to them so they gather together behind locked doors. Not only would they have been scared […]

Easter Vigil 2015 Homily

Easter Vigil 2015 Genesis 1:1-2:2 Genesis 22:1-18 Exodus 14:15-5:1 Isaiah 55:1-11 Romans 6:3-11 Mark 16:1-7 April 4, 2015 Tonight is a special night. It’s special for our twelve people who will be entering into the Church tonight and completing their Sacraments of Initiation. Watching them receive these sacraments is a healthy reminder for each of […]

Good Friday 2015

Good Friday Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9 John 18:1-19:42 April 3, 2015 Jesus has been crucified.  This is a punishment used only for the worst of criminals but Jesus is not a criminal.  When they bring Jesus to Pilate, Pilate asks, “What charge do you bring against this man?”  They only reply, “If we were […]

Holy Thursday Homily 2015

Holy Thursday, Year A Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-15 April 2, 2015 The Passover stood placed at the head of the Jewish calendar and the Jews celebrated it as a “memorial feast” and as a “perpetual institution.” When we call it a “memorial feast” it is not just a “play” that remembers […]