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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 […]

Pentecost, Year A – Homily

Pentecost, Year AActs 2:1-11Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 (30)1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13John 20:19-23May 31, 2020 In the Old Testament we hear of God.  He is called by different titles but He is generally understood in the sense of “one person.”  Then comes Jesus.  Now, at Pentecost, comes the Holy Spirit. In today’s gospel we […]

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A – Homily

4th Sunday of Easter, Year AActs 2:14a, 36-41Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6, (1)1 Peter 2:20b-25John 10:1-10May 3, 2020 Today is the Fourth Sunday of Easter.  Every year on the Fourth Sunday of Easter we read from the Good Shepherd discourse in chapter 10 of John’s Gospel.  Thus, today is also called Good Shepherd Sunday. In […]

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year A – Homily

3rd Sunday of Easter Year AActs 2:14, 22-33Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 (11a)1 Peter 1:17-21Luke 24:13-35 With the gift of the Holy Spirit, Peter spoke boldly to the Israelites.  He spoke of how they saw Jesus’ “mighty deeds, wonders, and signs” that God worked through Jesus in their midst.  Yet, they refused to believe.  […]

2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy) Homily – Year A

2nd Sunday of Easter – Divine Mercy SundayActs 2:42-47Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 (1)1 Peter 1:3-9John 20:19-31 The disciples are in distress.  A lot has happened in the last few days for them.  They had come to believe that Jesus was the long-awaited Messiah.   They thought He would get rid of the Romans.  Instead, Jesus was […]