Category: Homilies


HOMILY SUNDAY 23 – A Forgiveness and Love – Heart of the Church (Ezekiel 33:7-9; Psalm 95; Romans 13:8-10; Mt 18:15-20) ************************************************************* Can you sum up the Bible in one sentence? St. Paul, in the second reading, does it for us. The commandments, he tells us, are summed up in this one word: “Love your […]

St Peter Claver

HOMILY WEEK 22 06 – Year I Secure in Faith, Reaching Out in Love: Optional Memorial of St. Peter Claver (Col 1:21-23; Ps 54; Lk 6:1-5) ********************************************** Have you seen the movie, March of the Penguins? If not, I would encourage you to do so. That movie, along with the readings today, encourage us to […]


HOMILY WEEK 22 02 – Year I Living with Christ as Children of the Light (1 Thess 5:1-11; Ps 27; Lk 4:31-37) *********************************************** Are you familiar with the term “paradigm shift”? It refers to an idea or event that radically affects the way we see and deal with reality – almost forcing us to refocus […]

Labor Day

HOMILY for LABOR DAY Walking in Harmony with all of God’s Creation: Optional Memorial of Blessed Dina Bélanger (Gen 1:26-2:3; Ps 90; Mt 25:14-30) **************************************   The first reading from Genesis provided for this Labor Day fittingly portrays God at work at creating the universe.   “Let us make man in our image” could indicate […]

The Cross

  HOMILY SUNDAY 22 – A “Passio” and the Cross (Jeremiah 20:7-9; Psalm 63; Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 16:21-27) ********************************************************** “If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him take up his cross and follow me.” What a strange invitation from someone who is looking for followers. Certainly, it is not coming from someone […]

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