Category: Christmas

Faith- Thomas Becket

CHRISTMAS OCTAVE DAY 05 – DECEMBER 29th Walking as Jesus Walked: Optional Memorial of St. Thomas Becket (1 Jn 2:3-11; Ps 96; Lk 2:22-35) ********************************************** The Word Among Us has an interesting commentary on today’s gospel that with some adaptation will make up this homily. It begins with the quote, “The parents of Jesus took […]

HOMILY – FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS – Year II Jesus Christ: Light in the Darkness (1 Jn 1:5-2:2; Ps 124; Mt 2:13-18) ************************************************* St. John, whose feast we celebrated yesterday, begins the readings today with the proclamation that God is light and in him there is no darkness. Those who repent and receive the […]

Faith-Holy Family

HOMILY – FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY – C There’s No Place Like Home (1 Samuel 1:11, 20-22, 24-28; Psalm 84; 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24; Luke 2:41-52) ************************************************************* Did you notice something about the carols and songs that are played on the radio at Christmas time? Many of these songs speak of going home, being […]

Faith-Good News-Christmas

HOMILY CHRISTMAS MORNING – YEAR C Responding to Good News with Faith (Isaiah 62:11-12; Psalm 97; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:15-20) ***************************************************** It is Christmas Day, and after the touching readings and joyful celebration of Christmas Eve last night, the readings today offer us an opportunity to reflect back and deepen our appreciation of this mystery […]

Faith-Christmas

CHRISTMAS EVE- YEAR C The Deeper Meaning of Christmas (Isaiah 9:2-4, 6-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-16) ************************************************************ “While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was […]

Faith-Humility-Freedom

HOMILY CHRISTMAS SEASON – January 9th Lessons on Faith, Humility and Freedom (1 Jn 5:14-21; Ps 149; Jn 3:22-30) ****************************************** Have you ever felt envy at someone else’s success? One response to such a question might well be, “Who hasn’t?” as envy has surely visited all of us at one time or another. Today’s readings […]

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