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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 (see 5a)Galatians 5:1, 13-18Luke 9:51-62June 30, 2019 Easter ended at Pentecost three weeks ago and we returned to Ordinary Time.  However, for the last two Sundays we celebrated two special solemnities, the Most Holy Trinity and the Most Holy Body […]

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year C – Homily

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year CGenesis 14:18-20Psalm 110:1, 2, 3, 4 (4b)1 Corinthians 11:23-26Luke 9:11b-17June 23, 2019 As we come together to praise God this weekend, this is a very important weekend in the life of our parish for three reasons. First, I’ll mention it is my last weekend here as […]

Homily for June 2019 Holy Hour

Homily for June 2019 Holy HourGenesis 12:1-4aPsalm 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22Romans 8:31-39John 3:1-17 How much do you trust God? Do you have the faith of Abram (who will become known as Abraham)? The first reading for tonight comes from the very beginning of the story of Abraham.  The very first words we hear God speak […]

The Most Trinity, Year C – Homily

The Most Holy Trinity, Year CProverbs 8:22-31Psalm 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (2a)Romans 5:1-5John 16:12-15June 16, 2019 In a world where science has /definitive answers for many things, many people come to expect the same type of answers for everything. This leads some to deny the existence of God, claiming people only used God to explain what […]

Pentecost Sunday, Homily – Year C

Pentecost, Year CActs 2:1-11Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31-34 (30)1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13John 20:19-23 June 9, 2019 Fifty days ago we celebrated Easter morning with the news that Jesus’ tomb had been found empty.  That began our Easter season. Today our Easter season draws to a close with our celebration of Pentecost.  “Pentecost” means fifty days.  […]

7th Sunday of Easter, Year C – Homily

7th Sunday of Easter, Year CActs 7:55-60Psalm 97:1-2, 6-7, 8 (1a, 9a)Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20John 17:20-26 June 2, 2019 The words that we hear from Jesus today are his very last words before He is arrested and crucified.  They are words of prayer. Since Jesus knew what was coming, one might expect his final prayer […]