Category: Homilies

HOMILY EASTER WEEK 05 04 Abiding in Love (Acts 15.7-21; Ps 96; Jn 15.9-11) ************************************ When was the last time you told someone you loved them? When was the last time someone said they loved you? The answer to that last question is actually today – just now, in the gospel, where Jesus says, “As […]

HOMILY EASTER WEEK 05 01 Experiencing God Through Intimacy (Acts 14.5-18; Ps 115; Jn 14.21-26) *********************************** When someone is on their deathbed, and sharing their last thoughts and words with us – we pay attention. The gospel today asks us to pay attention to the words of Jesus before the Passover, because his hour had […]

Easter-Faith-Service

HOMILY EASTER SUNDAY 5-C (Homily 01) The New Commandment (Acts 14:21b-27; Psalm 145; Rev 21:1-5a; John 13:1, 31-33a, 34-35) ***************************************************************** Do you believe in heaven on earth? Love as Jesus has loved us, and you will help it happen. Imagine 50 men and women giving up a whole weekend to isolate themselves in a school, […]

Easter-Faith-Joy

HOMILY EASTER WEEK 04 06 This Is Exciting! (Acts 13:44-52; Ps 98; Jn 14.7-14) ******************************* When was that last time that you really got excited? Pray for faith that will excite you – faith in Jesus arisen from the dead. It seems that the whole city of Antioch was stirred up with excitement by Paul’s […]

Love-Life-St. Matthias

HOMILY – FEAST OF ST MATTHIAS Chosen to Love (Acts 1:15-17, 20-26; Ps 113; Jn 15:6-17) ******************************************   Two words almost leap out at us in today’s readings: “chosen” and “love.” Putting them together, we get the message from this feast day of St. Matthias that we are Chosen to Love.   In the first […]

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