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

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year CLuke 19:28-40 Isaiah 50:4-7Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 (28)Philippians 2:6-11Luke 22:14-23:56April 10, 2022 Our Passion narrative today begins, “When the hour came, Jesus took his place.”  What hour?  What was his place?  It is the hour for his Passion.  The place?  The place is where God […]

4th Sunday of Lent, Year C – Homily

4th Sunday of Lent, Year CJoshua 5:9a, 10-12Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 (8a)2 Corinthians 5:17-21Luke 15:1-3, 11-32March 27, 2022 The Israelites had been through much.  Now under the leadership of Joshua, they have crossed the Jordan into the land in which the Lord had given them. They had been slaves in Egypt until the Lord set […]

2nd Sunday of Lent, Year C – Homily

2nd Sunday of Lent, Year CGenesis 15:5-12, 17-18Psalm 27:1, 7-8, 8-9, 13-14 (1a)Philippians 3:17-4:1Luke 9:28b-36March 13, 2022 Peter, James, and John “saw his glory.”  Imagine getting to see Jesus transfigured into glory as we will see him in Heaven.  It was an incredible experience. Seeing Jesus in his glory, Peter said, “Master, it is good […]

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CSirach 27:4-7Psalm 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16 (see 2a)1 Corinthians 15:54-58Luke 6:39-45February 27, 2022 In Sirach we hear, “so in tribulation is the test of the just.”  We face “tribulation” (i.e. distress) in our world today. We face it in hearing, maybe even experiencing for ourselves, of violent acts like mass […]

New Video – Starting Lent Right

I just uploaded the video and slides from my last presentation, Starting Lent Right, at www.renewaloffaith.org/startinglentright. For the next few days you may complete an evaluation of the presentation online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNg08BBe2TvL4tM6GsFmrT73ZZv-BPLlq5oS4ASNZ-ki84cw/viewform?usp=sf_link At one point in the presentation, I mention a document I have that outlines the scriptural origins of the Stations of the Cross. […]

Upcoming Webinar – Starting Lent Right

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (March 2nd) and ends as we begin the Easter Triduum (Easter Sunday is April 17th).  We know the rules about abstaining from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent.  Have you ever thought about why we abstain from meat?  We are called to give something up for Lent.  […]

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

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the LordGospel at the Procession – Mark 11:1-10Isaiah 50:4-7Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 (2a)Philippians 2:6-11Mark 14:1-15:47March 28, 2021 Our gospel for the blessing of the palms began, “When Jesus and his disciples drew near to Jerusalem.”  Taken at face value, the words “drew near to Jerusalem” tell us that […]

Lenten Penance Service Homily

Penance Service for LentGenesis 3:1-11Psalm 51Matthew 27:27-31March 24, 2021 Next week we celebrate Holy Week.  On Sunday we will bless the palms and hear the story of Jesus’ Passion as told in Mark’s Gospel.  On Holy Thursday we celebrate the Last Supper.  Then on Good Friday we will hear the story of Jesus’ Passion as […]

5th Sunday of Lent, Year A (RCIA) – Homily

5th Sunday of Lent, Year A (RCIA)Ezekiel 37:12-14Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 (7)Romans 8:8-11John 11:1-45March 21, 2021 Today we hear of the last of seven signs done by Jesus.  And it is no small sign! Lazarus, the one who Jesus loved and the brother of Martha and Mary, was ill.  They sent word to Jesus […]

4th Sunday of Lent, Year A (RCIA) – Homily

Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A (RCIA)1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13aPsalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 (1)Ephesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41March 14, 2021 Samuel was a prophet in the days of King Saul.  Saul was not a good king.  So, God chose to appoint a new king.  He sent Samuel to the house of Jesse in Bethlehem to […]