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1st Sunday in Advent, Year C – Homily

1st Sunday of Advent, Year C Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14 1 Thessalonians 3:12 – 4:2 Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 November 29, 2015 Through Jeremiah the prophet, the Lord reminds the people that He “will fulfill the promise” He had made a promise to Israel and Judah of an heir to David.  The Lord […]

A People of Thanksgiving

Today we celebrate Thanksgiving as a national holiday in the United States.  The first Thanksgiving happened almost 400 years ago when the Puritans came to the colonies and arrived in what would become Massachusetts.  It was very hard for them to find food and basic necessities of life.  Fortunately, they received help from the Native […]

Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe, Year B – Homily

Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe, Year B Daniel 7:13-14 Psalm 93:1-2, 5 Revelation 1:5-8 John 18:33b-37 November 22, 2015 We call Jesus “king” but what does this really mean for us? The Jews had long been waiting for a new messiah.  The messiah they were looking for was heir to the throne […]

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Daniel 12:1-3 Psalm 16, 5, 8-11 Hebrews 10:11-14, 18 Mark 13:24-32 November 15, 2015 Once again we draw to a close of another year.  The year 2015 draws to a close in a month and a half but before then, in just two weeks, we end our liturgical […]

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B 1 Kings 17:10-16 Psalm 146:7-10 Hebrews 9:24-28 Mark 12:38-44 November 8, 2015 Do we trust in God? The fact that we are here says we want to but do we live like trust God? Our readings today speaking about trusting God.  The very first line from 1 Kings […]

All Saints Day 2015 – Homily

All Saints Day, Year B Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14 Psalm 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12a November 1, 2015 While we might not know a lot about the saints, they are familiar to us.  Often our churches are named after them.  Our parish is named in honor of Mary.  In our area, there is […]