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3rd Sunday of Easter, Year C – Homily

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year CActs 5:27-32; 40b-41 Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13 (2a) Revelation 5:11-14John 21:1-19 May 1, 2022 Last week we heard how the disciples gathered in the locked room for fear of the Jews.  This happened not once, but twice.  Both times Jesus came to them. The disciples have left the […]

Divine Mercy Sunday, Year C – Homily

Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Second of Easter), Year CActs 5:12-16Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 (1) Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19John 20:19-31April 24, 2022 It is not always easy to follow God.  We see this with the prophets in the Old Testament.  For example, in 1 Kings 19, Elijah flees and hides in a cave when Jezebel, the […]

Easter Sunday Morning, Year C – Homily

Easter Sunday, Year CActs of the Apostles 10:34a, 37-43Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 (24)Colossians 3:1-4John 20:1-9April 17, 2022 Early, “while it was still dark,” Mary of Magdala came to the tomb on the first day of the week. Whose tomb?  Why is she going there while it was still dark? To begin to understand this, we […]

Easter Vigil, Year C – Homily

Easter Vigil, Year CGenesis 1:1-2:2Genesis 22:1-18Exodus 14:15-15:1Isaiah 55:1-11Romans 6:3-11Luke 24:1-12April 16, 2022 “In the beginning…the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss.” From the formless, God created order.  From the darkness, God brought light, not just light as physical light.  God also brought “light” in bringing order and meaning to the earth. […]

Pentecost – Homily

Pentecost, Year BActs 2:1-11Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 (32)1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13John 20:19-23May 23, 2021 Fifty days ago we celebrated Easter.  Easter is the most important day of the year (Christmas is #2).  Today, we celebrate the third most important day of the year, Pentecost.  On this day we celebrate the coming of the […]

The Ascension of the Lord

Ascension ThursdayActs 1:1-11Psalm 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 (6)Ephesians 1:17-23Mark 16:15-20May 13, 2021 Today we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord. The Ascension might seem like just a step along the way from the Resurrection to Pentecost.  In the chronology of the events, it is a step in the sequence of events but it is an important […]

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year B – Homily

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year BActs 3:13-15, 17-19Psalm 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9 (7a)1 John 2:1-5aLuke 24:35-48April 18, 2021 Easter is a season of resurrection.  The Resurrection of Jesus is pivotal in our Christian faith.  Thus, Jesus doesn’t want us to just know about his Resurrection.  He wants us to understand what it means to be […]

2nd Sunday of Easter, Year B – Homily

2nd Sunday of Easter, Year BActs 4:32-35Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 (1)1 John 5:1-6John 20:19-31April 11, 2021 On this Second Sunday of Easter we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday.  In today’s gospel Jesus gives the power to forgive sins to the disciples when He says, “Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain […]

Easter Sunday, Year B

Easter Sunday, Year BActs of the Apostles 10:34a, 37-43Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 (24)Colossians 3:1-4John 20:1-9April 4, 2021 “Mary Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning.” Why?  Why go early in the morning?  Whose tomb was she going to?  When she arrived at the tomb, she saw that the stone had been removed from […]

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Homily

Holy Thursday:  Mass of the Lord’s SupperExodus 12:1-8, 11-14Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-181 Corinthians 11:23-26John 13:1-15April 1, 2021 Our readings tonight begin in the time of the first Passover, that saving time when the Lord set his people free from slavery in Egypt.  More specifically, today’s passage gives instructions on how they are to celebrate the […]