Archive for the ‘homilies’ Category

Only the Christian Is Never Alone

May 28, 2017: Ascension of the Lord Acts 1:1-11 Psalms 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 Ephesians 1:17-23 Matthew 28:16-20 ____________________________________________________________________ Today we do a strange thing. Today we celebrate our Savior’s departure from earth. He became man and was born on Christmas. For thirty years, He lived a hidden life in Nazareth, sharing the mundane struggles experienced […]

Christ Is Faithful

May 21, 2017: 6th Sunday of Easter Acts 8:5-8, 14-17 Psalms 66:1-7, 16, 20 First Peter 3:15-18 John 14:15-21 ___________________________________________________________________ During these Sundays of the Easter Season, the Church takes us back to the Last Supper, giving us a chance to dig deeper into its meaning. We can use our imaginations to picture the scene. […]

“Whoever Believes in Me Will Do the Works That I Do.”

May 14, 2017: 5th Sunday of Easter Acts 6:1-7 Psalms 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19 First Peter 2:4-9 John 14:1-12 ____________________________________________________________________ Today, Our Lord reminds that that we are called to continue His work and to achieve even greater things than He accomplished during His earthly ministry. He built His Church with growth in mind, generation after […]

God Works through Messengers

May 7, 2017: Fourth Sunday of Easter Acts 2:14, 36-41 Psalms 23:1-6 First Peter 2:20-25 John 10:1-10 __________________________________________________________________ Three thousand people became followers of Christ in one day, as the result of one sermon given by St Peter. That is what our worthy lector proclaimed during the First Reading from the Book of Acts. After […]

God Is a Companion Who Will Never Fail

April 30, 2017: 3rd Sunday of Easter Acts 2:14, 22-28 Psalms 16:1-2, 5, 7-11 First Peter 1:17-21 Luke 24:13-35 ___________________________________________________________________ God teaches us many things about himself through Jesus Christ’s resurrection. One of them is that He will never fail us. This is the main point of St Peter’s discourse from the Book of Acts. […]

The Ultimate Revelation of God’s Mercy

Apr 23, 2017: Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy) Acts 2:42-47 Psalms 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 First Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31 ___________________________________________________________________ Why is today Divine Mercy Sunday? On April 30, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized the Polish nun who had received from Christ the amazing revelations of the Divine Mercy in the early years […]

The Power of God through Those Who Believe

Apr 2, 2017: Fifth Sunday of Lent Ezekiel 37:12-14 Psalms 130:1-8 Romans 8:8-11 John 11:1-45 __________________________________________________________________ We are a week away from the start of Holy Week. Our Lord now has his sights set on Jerusalem, and the pace is quickening. In these next two weeks, we are living just one part of the Gospel […]

Bringing the Truth to Light

Mar 26, 2017: 4th Sunday of Lent First Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13 Psalms 23:1-6 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 __________________________________________________________________ Today, the Fourth Sunday of Lent, we recall Our Lord’s healing of a blind man that brought many more things to light than just one man’s eyesight. The Gospel teaches us how blind we can be […]

We Have Two Types of Thirst

Mar 19, 2017: 3rd Sunday of Lent Exodus 17:3-7 Psalms 95:1-2, 6-9 Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 John 4:5-42 __________________________________________________________________ We all experience two kinds of thirst in life, and unless we understand the difference between them, we will always be frustrated. The first kind of thirst is horizontal thirst. We thirst for, we desire, the good […]

Everything Hinges on Faith in Christ

Mar 12, 2017: 2nd Sunday of Lent Genesis 12:1-4 Psalms 33:4-5, 18-20, 22 Second Timothy 1:8-10 Matthew 17:1-9 ___________________________________________________________________ Lent is about a week and a half underway, and today’s readings remind us that everything we are commemorating during this season hinges on faith in Jesus Christ. He reveals to us the meaning of Lent, […]