David Wells-Evangelization-St Benedict

WEEK 14 – 04 Go and Announce the Good News of Reconciliation Memorial: St. Benedict (Gen 44:18 – 45:5; Ps 105; Mt 10:7-15) ****************************************** David Wells, a well-known educator from England, spoke at the Los Angeles Religions Education Congress recently. His talk focused on the two words that begin today’s gospel: “Go” and “Announce.” His […]

Missionary disciples

HOMILY SUNDAY 14 – C Missionary Disciples – Missionary Church (Isaiah 66:10-14; Psalm 66; Galatians 6:14-18; Lk 10:1-12; 17-20) ******************************************************** A young boy was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up. He replied he wanted to become a minister so he could stand up in Church and yell. What is a missionary? […]

Following Jesus-St Anthony Zaccaria

HOMILY WEEK 13 05 – Year I Following Jesus More Closely Optional Memorial:St. Anthony Zaccaria (Gen 23:1-24:62-67; Ps 106; Mt 9:9-13) ********************************************************* “Follow me” – two cryptic words spoken by Jesus that changed a troubled person’s life, and can change ours as well. Today’s liturgy invites us to follow Jesus into a more compassionate way […]

Feast of St Thomas

HOMILY – FEAST OF ST. THOMAS, WEEK 13 03 – Year I Faith, Identity, Transformation and Mission (Eph 2:19-22; Ps 117; Jn 20:24-29) *********************************************************** A trip to Chenai, India, would not be complete without a visit to the tomb where tradition tells us St. Thomas is buried, after evangelizing and laying the foundations of the […]

Week 13 02 A More Accurate Image of God and Seismic Revelation of Jesus (Gen 19:15-29; Ps 26; Mt 8:23-27) ********************************************************** Have you ever heard these comments at funerals, “God took her home,” or “It was God’s will?” Or when growing up, “God’s going to get you for that!” Today’s readings encourage us to let […]

Saints Peter and Paul-Faith-Forgiveness-Evangelization

HOMILY – SOLEMNITY: PETER AND PAUL Apostles of Forgiveness and Evangelization (Acts 12:1-11; Ps 34; 2 Tim 4:6-8;17-18; Mt 16:13-19) *************************************************** Today’s solemnity invites us to reflect on two foundational figures of the early Church, to be inspired by them and to learn from them. St. Peter and St. Paul met only a few times. […]

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