Category: Lent

HOMILY HOLY THURSDAY Freedom to Serve (Ex 12:1-8, 11-14; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-15) ******************************************* This celebration tonight begins the three great liturgical days of the year – what we call the Easter Triduum. The feast tonight, Holy Thursday, and indeed every Eucharist, has one message – love one another as Jesus has loved us. […]


HOMILY WEDNESDAY of HOLY WEEK Trust the Father and Follow Jesus (Is 50:4-9; Ps 69; Mt 26:14-26) ***************************************** “Lord, in your great love answer me.” This psalm response and the readings today invite us to trust in God the Father as Jesus did, and emulate him who was without sin, by letting go of any […]


HOMILY TUESDAY of HOLY WEEK – Year II Redemptive Suffering and Brokenness (Is 49:1-6; Ps 71; Jn 13:21-33. 36-38) ****************************************** As a young seminarian, my spiritual director was Fr. Adam Exner, who eventually became an archbishop. After hearing my story (the first one to ever do so), Exner asked me to pray with Is 43:1-7, […]

Faith-Jesus Christ-Palm Sunday

HOMILY PALM/ PASSION SUNDAY YEAR A The Last Temptation and the Temple Veil (Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22; Philippians 2:6-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66) ************************************************************ With this celebration of Palm/Passion Sunday, the universal Church around the world begins Holy Week, a week of more intense preparation for and celebration of the central mysteries of Jesus life, death and […]

Faith-Covenant- St Isidore

HOMILY LENT WEEK 05 06 – Year II The Messiah and Covenant Love: Optional Memorial of St. Isidore (Ezk 37:21-28; Jer 31; Jn 11:45-57) ************************************** “I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them.” That promise from God, proclaimed by the prophet Ezekiel in the first reading, […]

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