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6th Sunday of Easter, Year C – Homily

6th Sunday of Easter, Year CActs 15:1-2, 22-29Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 (4)Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23John 14:23-29May 26, 2019 The first words of Jesus in today’s gospel are, “Whoever loves me will keep my word.”  One might think that Jesus is making “keeping his word,” meaning doing what He says, a condition of love.  There are […]

Who Do You Say That I am? – Holy Hour Homily

Homily for May 2019 Holy HourIsaiah 42:1-4Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9Philippians 2:5-11Matthew 16:13-20 Why do I like to come to Holy Hour?  One might simply think I do it as part of my job.  I don’t.  I want to be here.    Why?  Because my soul is thirsting for Jesus.  There is a place in […]

5th Sunday of Easter, Year C – Homily

5th Sunday of Easter, Year CActs 14:21-27Psalm 145:8-9, 10-11, 12-13 (see 1)Revelation 21:1-5aJohn 13:31-33a, 34-35May 19, 2019 Jesus gives us “a new commandment.”  Its words are simple, “love one another.”  Jesus tells us that we are to “love one another” as He has loved us.  His love is most evident when He sacrifices his life […]

4th Sunday of Easter, Year C – Homily

4th Sunday of Easter, Year CActs 13:14, 43-52Psalm 100:1-2, 3, 5 (3c)Revelation 7:9, 14b-17John 10:27-30May 12, 2019 Our gospel reading is quite short today but there’s still a lot we can talk about today.  The gospel passage I just read is only four verses but it comes from what is known as Jesus’ Good Shepherd […]

The Food We Need

We have many choices in what food we eat. We have various meats to choose from, beef, chicken, pork, and lamb. Or we can choose fish and seafood. There are numerous choices for vegetables ranging from peas and carrots to broccoli and brussels sprouts. Of course, there are fruits like apples and oranges. There are […]

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year C – Homily

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year CActs 5:27-32, 40b-41Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13 (2a)Revelation 5:11-14John 21:1-19May 5, 2019 Throughout the Easter season, our first reading comes from the Acts of the Apostles, the story of the early church right after Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection. Part of what the early church experienced was persecution.  Today we […]