On this Page I’ll be posting homilies from select Sunday masses or reflections that I offer. I hope you find them edifying.
Mother of God – Jan. 1, 2019
Building the Manger... an unfinished but wonderful project.
ADVENT 2018 – HOW DO WE WORSHIP
I Sunday of Advent – Receptivity, the beginning of worship…
II Sunday of Advent – Prayer: How do we pray after 8th grade???
III Sunday (Gaudete) of Advent – Humility: the first virtue in worship
IV Sunday of Advent – Offering our Bodies in Spiritual Worship: Why the Body matters to Prayer/Worship
NOVEMBER 2018 – WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?
I Sunday of November – What does it mean to believe? …to say, “I believe” ?… what are the consequences of belief?
II Sunday of November – “I believe in Jesus Christ” – the Lord’s descent to the earth, death and resurrection makes him the ideal high priest. We join our sacrifices, no matter how small, to his and cooperate with him in saving the world.
III Sunday of November – “I believe his Kingdom will have no end.” – Thoughts on the nature of the Kingdom.
IV Sunday of November: Christ the King (OF) – Who is this king in whom we believe? Lord over his own beliefs, passions and decisions.
Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran – The dedication of the first cathedral commends us to evangelize.
All Saints Day 2018 – The saints’ first step is a holy fear of the Lord, a fear characterized completely by Love.
OCTOBER 2018 – GOD GUIDES US
God Guides us through our priestly identity (the ordained priesthood and the royal priesthood of the faithful) 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, 23rd After Pentecost
God’s Guidance is not dependent on “things”… It is with us even in and especially in poverty. – Blessed Karl of Austria and the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time
God Guides us by Covenant and Sacrament – 21st Sunday After Pentecost, 28th of Ordinary Time
God guides us and revives us through the mysteries of the Rosary – Feast of the Holy Rosary
On Christian Humanism – 26th Sunday OT 2018 – 19th Sunday After Pentecost
On Faith and Works – 24th Sunday of OT 2018 – 17th Sunday after Pentecost
SUMMER 2018’s ABUSE REVELATIONS
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – January 1, 2018 – today’s feast gives us hope that is natural, supernatural and perpetual.
30 Sunday OT – Three subjects for self-scrutinizing as we approach the year’s end
29 Sunday OT – How do we persist in prayer and evangelization in the midst of impossible choices?
26 Sunday OT – Heaven, Hell, Purgatory and how a parish makes saints
25 Sunday OT – In praise of our young adults
24 Sunday OT – Fidelity: being true to ourselves that we might be true to others.
22 Sunday OT – Humility and the healthy love of self according to the Little Flower
21 Sunday OT – How we can grow vocations to the priesthood
19 Sunday of OT – Faith, it’s what we do
Hope In times of civil disturbance
15 Sunday of OT – even in the most comfortable parts of our city we can make a difference: Be not apathetic
16 Sunday OT – Prayer: the first and indispensable step to knowing how we are to build a better city.
17 Sunday OT – The unshakable origin of our hope: Christ’s own promise.
18 Sunday OT – Hope as a solution to the vanity of “things”
Lenten Homilies Following St. Peter’s Progress of Graces:
Other Miscellaneous Homilies
Corpus Christi 2016 – What is the Mass All About
IV Sunday of Easter – Making All Things New in Christ
III Sunday of Easter – the full extent of Jesus’ mercy for us: Amoris Laetitia