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Easter Vigil – Homily

Easter Vigil Genesis 1:1-2:2 Genesis 22:1-18 Exodus 14:15-15:1 Isaiah 55:1-11 Romans 6:3-11 Luke 24:1-12 March 26, 2016 Tonight we celebrate something very special.  Tonight is like no other night.  Tonight is the most sacred night of the year. Tonight will be very special for Suzanne and Kris as they are baptized and received all the […]

Holy Thursday – Homily

Holy Thursday Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-18 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-13 March 24, 2016 Last Sunday we celebrated Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, recalling the royal welcome He received.  Jesus had probably been to Jerusalem numerous times in his live but this was not just a random trip into the city.  Jesus, along […]

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

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year C Luke 19:28-40 Isaiah 50:4-7 Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 Philippians 2:6-11 Luke 22:14-23:56 March 20, 2016 We begin Holy Week on a high note, the same high note that Jesus entered into Jerusalem for the final time with the royal welcome. As Jesus approached Jerusalem […]

As We Begin Holy Week

Here are some thoughts I wrote for our bulletin cover as we begin Holy Week. Today we celebrate “Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord,” more commonly known as “Palm Sunday.”  It’s an easy name to remember given that at Mass we bless palms and take them home with us.  The first gospel reading […]

5th Sunday in Lent, Year C – Homily

5th Sunday of Lent, Year C Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6 Philippians 3:8-14 John 8:1-11 March 13, 2016 Many people come to hear Jesus speak.  Some may simply be curious.  Others come with a deep faith while others come to test him. We see this in the scribes and the Pharisees who bring […]

4th Sunday of Lent, Year C – Homily

4th Sunday of Lent, Year C Joshua 5:9a, 10-12 Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 March 6, 2016 Today’s story of the prodigal son is a familiar story to most and a favorite to many.  What makes it a favorite? The younger son rejects his father (that’s not the favorable part) […]