Category: Homilies

St. Henry

HOMILY WEEK 14 06 – Year II Our Healing Journey of Faith: Optional Memorial of St. Henry (Is 6:1-8; Ps 93; Mt 10:24-33) ********************************************************* “Whoever acknowledges me, I will acknowledge before my Father in heaven.” That statement is a clear call to believe in Jesus. The readings add the dimension of forgiveness and healing to […]

Missionary Disciples

HOMILY WEEK 14 05 – Year II Ready to Evangelize (Hos 14:1-9; Ps 51; Mt 10:16-23) ************************************* “See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves.” This statement from Jesus can be a little intimidating. However, if we are solidly grounded in the Father’s love experienced through forgiveness and healing, we […]

St. Benedict

HOMILY WEEK 14 04 – Year II God’s Ways Are Not Our Ways: Memorial of St. Benedict (Hos 11:1,3-5,8-9; Ps 80; Mt 10:7-15) ******************************************************** A young lad, allowed by a storeowner to lick the molasses from an empty jar, decided he should pray first, “Lord, make my tongue adequate to this occasion!” Today’s liturgy invites […]

Missionary Discipleship

HOMILY WEEK 14 03 – Year II Our Call to be Contemplative, Missionary Disciples (Hosea 10:1-3,7-8,12; Ps 105; Mt 10:1-7) ************************************************** A Jewish businessman in Chicago sent his son to Israel for a year to absorb the culture. When the son returned, he said, “Papa, I had a great time in Israel. By the way, I converted to Christianity.” […]

Faith and Healing

HOMILY WEEK 14 01- Year II Birthing Newness Through Faith and Covenant Love (Hos 2:14-16,19-20; Ps 145; Matt 9:18-26) ********************************************** Have faith in Jesus; touch the hem of his garment, receive healing and participate in a new creation. There is a relational progression in the readings today. In the first reading from Hosea, God is […]


HOMILY SUNDAY 14 – B Called To Be Prophets (Ezk 2:2-5; Ps 122; 2 Cor 12:7-10; Mk 6:1-6) ******************************************* Have you ever thought of yourself as a prophet? To be baptized into Jesus Christ means that we are all called to be prophets. Our baptismal call is often taken for granted. We know that we […]

St. Anthony Zaccaria

WEEK 13 05 HOMILY – Year II Forgiven, Healed, Merciful: Optional Memorial of St. Anthony Zaccaria (Amos 8:4-6, 9-12; Ps 119; Mt 9:9-13) ********************************************** “No one lives by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” and “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” These two sentences from the readings today frame […]

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