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Good Friday Homily

Good Friday Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 (Luke 23:46) Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1-19:42 March 30, 2018 Every time we celebrate Mass, we are celebrating the sacrifice of Jesus giving his life on the Cross for us but today, …today we listen to the story of what Jesus went through for […]

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 13:1-15 March 29, 2018 In recent weeks we have heard Jesus speak of “his hour.”  Today we hear this hour identified as the hour where he passes “from this world to the Father.” This verse referring to Jesus’ passing occurs at the […]

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

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year B Mark 11:1-10 Isaiah 50:4-7 Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 (2a) Philippians 2:6-11 Mark 14:1-15:47 March 25, 2018 We have two gospel readings today which show two very different responses to Jesus. In our gospel at the beginning of Mass for the blessing of the palms […]

Stations #10-12 – Homily for March 2018 Holy Hour

Homily for March 2018 Holy Hour Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Matthew 27:27-31 On Sunday we heard Jesus say, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.” (John 12:23).  As I said on Sunday, “the hour” where his glorification starts in his Passion and leads to […]

The Truth Will Set You Free

In the gospel reading for today (3/21/18, Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent), Jesus says, “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” People think freedom means being able to do whatever we want.  We do have free […]

Latest Video – “The Journey to Jesus: Acts of Mercy”

I just posted the video and handout for my most recent presentation, “The Journey to Jesus: Acts of Mercy”.  In this video, I move from the importance of silence to doing acts of mercy to show Jesus to the world and how we can find Jesus in those we help. I hope you enjoy the […]

5th Sunday of Lent, Year B – Homily

5th Sunday of Lent, Year B Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15 Hebrews 5:7-9 John 12:20-33 March 18, 2018 When Mary came to Jesus at the wedding feast in Cana to ask him to help, his response was “My hour has not yet come.”  Now, some three years later, some Greeks came to see Jesus.  […]

4th Sunday of Lent, Year B – Homily

4th Sunday of Lent, Year B 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23 Psalm 137:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6 (6ab) Ephesians 2:4-10 John 3:14-21 March 11, 2018 Our first reading today comes from the Second Book of Chronicles.  We don’t hear a lot from the first or second book of Chronicles in our regular lectionary cycle.  So, they may […]

3rd Sunday of Lent, Year B – Homily

3rd Sunday of Lent, Year B Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11 (John 6:68c) 1 Corinthians 1:22-25 John 2:13-25 March 4, 2018 Jesus is, of course, a faithful Jew.  That means going to the Temple in Jerusalem for important feasts like the Passover.  We generally believe that Jesus’ public ministry lasted about three years […]

Freedom and The Prodigal Son

The gospel reading for Mass this morning (3/3/18 – Saturday of the Second Week of Lent) is the story of the prodigal son from Luke’s Gospel.  There are three people in this story, all with the freedom to choose how they live their life. First is the younger son.  He chooses to take his share […]