Archive for the ‘homilies’ Category

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, […]

The Power and Responsibility of Decision

Mar 5, 2017: 1st Sunday of Lent Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7 Psalms 51:3-6, 12-14, 1 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11 ___________________________________________________________________ Today’s readings remind us that one of the greatest blessings we have received from God is the power to decide, and the responsibility of being able to decide. We are free to choose, but that also […]

Seeking the Right Things Brings Peace of Mind

Feb 26, 2017: 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 49:14-15 Psalms 62:2-3, 6-9 First Corinthians 4:1-5 Matthew 6:24-34 __________________________________________________________________ We would all like to be free from worry and anxiety. However, Christ’s words in today’s Gospel passage seem too good to be true. He tells us to stop worrying about the things we all worry […]

The True Meaning of Christian Marriage

Feb 12, 2017: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Sirach 15:15-20 Psalms 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-3 First Corinthians 2:6-10 Matthew 5:17-37 ____________________________________________________________________ Today Jesus gives us one of His less popular teachings. He tells us that if a couple is truly married, that marriage cannot be dissolved except by the death of one of the spouses. […]

Christian Leadership Starts with Personal Example

Feb 5, 2017: 5th Sunday in O T Isaiah 58:7-10 Psalms 112:4-9 First Corinthians 2:1-5 Matthew 5:13-16 ___________________________________________________________________ Jesus Christ has called every single one of us to be a leader, in some way or another. We are all called to have a positive influence on others, on those around us. Maybe some of us […]

Persons of Disinterest

Jan 29, 201: 4th Sunday in OT Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13 Psalms 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10 First Corinthians 1:26-31 Matthew 5:1-12 ___________________________________________________________________ Today’s Readings teach us that those who are “persons of disinterest” in the eyes of the world are always of interest to God, and a true source of good and virtue in the world. In […]

Light, Liberty, and Unity

Jan 22, 2017: 3rd Sunday in OT Isaiah 8:23 — 9:3 Psalms 27:1, 4, 13-14 First Corinthians 1:10-13, 17 Matthew 4:12-23 ___________________________________________________________________ Today’s readings teach us that Our Lord has come to bring us light, liberty, and unity. In today’s First Reading Isaiah speaks of the moment when Israel will be delivered from the prolonged […]