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

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year B Exodus 24:3-8 Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18 (13) Hebrews 9:11-15 Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 June 3, 2018 As we celebrate today’s Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, our diocesan Year of the Eucharist draws to a close. When Bishop Matano proclaimed this Year […]

Seeing With the Eyes of Faith

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  At the Annunciation, Mary found out she had been chosen to be the mother of Jesus.  Mary’s reaction is not one of pride.  She does not begin to brag that she has been chosen as Jesus’ mother.  She does not expect people […]

Homily for May 2018 Holy Hour

Homily for May 2018 Holy Hour 1 Kings 19:9-13a Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Matthew 26:36-46 In June of last year, we begin a Year of the Eucharist in our diocese.  Bishop Matano proclaimed this year with the desire to help us deepen our awareness of the Real Presence of […]

Holy Hour Homily – December 2017 – The Word Became Flesh

Homily for December 2017 – Year of the Eucharist Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5 Titus 3:4-7 John 1:1-18 (all readings taken from readings for Christmas – various Masses) In four days, we will begin our Christmas celebration but not yet.  Earthly preparations have been busy for Christmas but tonight is not about baking, […]

Holy Hour Homily – Eucharist & Thanksgiving

Homily for November 2017 Holy Hour – Year of the Eucharist Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Matthew 15:32-39 We come tonight for our monthly hour.  The timing of starting our holy hours comes from our Year of the Eucharist but our turnout has been good and so I […]

The Eucharist as the Source of Summit of Our Faith – Homily for October 2017 Holy Hour

Homily for October 2017 – Year of the Eucharist 1 Kings 19:9-13a Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-18 Romans 12:1-8 John 15:1-17 One of the phrases that Bishop Matano used in his pastoral letter proclaiming our Year of the Eucharist was to describe the Eucharist as “the source and summit of the Christian life.” The quote as […]

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily on the Eucharist

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Isaiah 25:6-10a Psalm 23;1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20 Matthew 22:1-14 Throughout our readings today we hear of feasts “of rich food and choice wines,” how the Lord will spread the table before us, and supply whatever we need. Isaiah speaks of “God to whom we looked […]

Homily – Why are We Here for Adoration?

Homily for September 2017 – Year of the Eucharist Joshua 3:1-13 Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 7-8, 8-9 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 Matthew 26:36-46 In encouraging people to come, I have been saying that tonight would include Exposition.  We have Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament in the Monstrance on the altar.  I said this hour would include […]

Feast of The Transfiguration – Homily, Year A

The Transfiguration of the Lord, Year A Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6, 9-12 2 Peter 1:16-19 Matthew 17:1-9 There are times in the gospels when Jesus goes off alone to pray.  Generally, we are not told of what Jesus does in prayer.  Today is different.  We are giving a vivid description of what happens […]

A Saint for the Eucharist

This week our calendar of saints has included saints who were founders of religious orders.  On Monday, July 31st, we celebrated the Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola who founded the Jesuit order (S.J., who run McQuaid high school in Rochester).  Tuesday, August 1st was the Memorial of St. Alphonsus Liguori who founded the Redemptorists […]