Category: Lent

Faith-Covenant-Jesus Christ

HOMILY LENT WEEK 05 06 – Year I A Covenant of Peace (Jer 37:21-28; Jer 31:10-13; Jn 11:45-57) ******************************************* Have you ever had an experience of being in exile? of feeling alienated and lost? out of sorts? One day on Facebook someone from north central Saskatchewan posted: “Pray for me today – I don’t feel […]

Faith-Annunciation of Mary

SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION Birthing Jesus into the World in Imitation of Mary (Isaiah 7:10-14, 8:10d; Ps 40; Heb 10:4-10; Lk 1:26-28) ************************************************* Sr. Connie Piska UJ of Edmonton gave me a gift she made for my priestly ordination in 1974 that still hangs on a wall in the bathroom so that I see it […]

Faith-Praise-Glory

HOMILY LENT WEEK 05 03 – Year I Glory and Praise; Worship and Blessing (Dan 3:13-95; Dan 3; Jn 8:31-42) ******************************************** Many parishes are familiar with the hymnbook Glory and Praise that came out many years ago. That title, the psalm response and readings today combine to provide us with a clear message centred on […]

Faith-Jesus Christ-New Passover

HOMILY LENT SUNDAY 05 – B The New Passover in Jesus (Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ps 51; Hebrew 5:7-9; John 12:20-23) ***************************************************** “Jesus became the source of eternal salvation for all who believe in him.” That one sentence from the Letter to the Hebrews in today’s readings best expresses the message of this celebration: we are invited […]

Faith-Grace-St. Joseph

HOMILY – SOLEMNITY OF ST. JOSEPH Ushering in the Realm of Faith and Loving Grace (2 Sam 7:4-16; Ps 89; Rm 4:13-22; Mt 1:16-24/Lk 2:41-51)) ********************************************************** Have you ever been embarrassed by taking something totally of out context? The readings today, as well as the solemnity of St. Joseph, are best understood within the context […]

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