Category: Easter

Faith-Unbelief-Nicodemus

HOMILY EASTER SEASON WEEK 02 01 – Year I Living Our Baptismal Call in the Face of Opposition and Unbelief (Acts 4:23-31; Ps 2; Jn 3:1-8) ********************************************************** “No one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.” These words of Jesus to Nicodemus, the secret, fearful disciple, invite us, I […]

Easter-Mary Magdalene-Faith

HOMILY OCTAVE of EASTER – SATURDAY The Good News of Easter (Acts 4:13-21; Ps 118; Mk 16:9-15) ********************************************* As we approach the end of the Octave of Easter and all its solemnities, the readings today provide an encapsulating chronology for us to ponder. In the Gospel, Mary Magdalene becomes the first witness to the resurrection […]

Faith-Healing-Restoration

HOMILY THURSDAY of the EASTER OCTAVE The Universal Restoration (Acts 3:11-26; Ps 8; Lk 24:35-48) ************************************************* On this fourth day of the Octave of Easter, the readings continue to merge together Pentecost and Easter – the giving of the Spirit and its aftermath, and the resurrection of Jesus and the aftermath of that momentous event. […]

Easter-Resurrection-Mary Magdalene

HOMILY TUESDAY OF THE EASTER OCTAVE Living Pentecost and Easter Faith (Acts 2:36-41; Ps 32; Jn 20:11-18) *********************************************** A motivational speaker, eager to share the message he brought with his audience, began his talk with the question, “Where to begin? Where to begin?” A participant suggested loudly from the back of the room, “Begin as […]

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