Category Archives: Homilies

I Am Moving this Blog

I have been keeping this blog pretty much since I was ordained a priest.  Since I was a parochial vicar when I started this blog, and thus subject to moves, I have paid to have have the hosted on BlueHost … Continue reading

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A Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

We see signs with it at so many events. We see it at sporting events: John 3:16. We see it at concerts: John 3:16. I even have it as a patch on my jacket: John 3:16. So what does one … Continue reading

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A Homily for Pentecost (A-2017)

For the past seven weeks we have kept the Easter Candle here in the sanctuary, lighting it every time we have celebrated Mass. The living flame of the Easter Candle reminds us that Christ is alive, that he rose from … Continue reading

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A Homily for the 5th Sunday of Easter (A-2017)

From ancient times, philosophers have summed up the human condition as a quest to answer three fundamental questions: What should I do? What can I know? What can I hope for? In response to the common-sense comment of doubting Thomas, … Continue reading

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A Homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter (A-2017)

How many of you go to bed without making sure the doors of your house are locked?  Why do we bother about locking our doors and cars?  Because we want to be safe, right?  We know that the world can … Continue reading

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A Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Easter (A-2017)

“Jesus himself drew near and walked with them” (Luke 25:15). This verse really struck me as I prayed over the Gospel for this weekend. Actually it struck me the week after Easter, when I was on retreat and this Gospel … Continue reading

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A Homily for Easter (A-2017)

Three days ago, on the evening of Good Friday, apparent failure loomed large. Not only was the Lord dead and buried, but the Apostles were holed up in a locked room, fearing for their lives. Where were all the miracles … Continue reading

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A Homily for Good Friday (A-2017)

The Gospel narrative that we have just proclaimed strikes us as anything but “good.” Yet the Church throughout the entire world celebrates Good Friday every year. Calling the day when Jesus was crucified as good seems to be the supreme … Continue reading

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A Homily for the Mass of the Lord’s Supper (A-2017)

Being a Christian means more than just being nice. It means centering our whole lives, every last detail, on a person: Jesus Christ. Other great religious leaders of history pointed to their teaching. They said, “follow my teaching”. Jesus pointed … Continue reading

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A Homily for Passion Sunday (A-2017)

In 1989 an 8.2 earthquake hit Armenia. In less than four minutes over 30,000 people were killed. Parents flooded the scene looking for their lost children amid the debris and mayhem. One father had remembered telling his son that he … Continue reading

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