St. Rita of Casia

HOMILY EASTER WEEK 07 01 – Year I Faith, Praise, Evangelization and Persecution: Optional Memorial of St. Rita of Cascia (Acts 19:1-8; Ps 68; Jn 16:29-33) ********************************************** Welcome to the Upper Room. The readings today, as we wait in a week-long vigil for Pentecost, prepare us for a life of joyful praise, courageous evangelization, and […]


ASCENSION OF THE LORD – YEAR A The Ascension – Part of an Exodus Journey and Paschal Mystery Experience (Acts 1:1-11; Ps 46; Eph 1:17-23; Mt 28:16-20) ************************************************************* Are you aware that the feast of the Ascension we celebrate today is the fifth stage of a six-stage Exodus Journey and Paschal Mystery healing experience? This […]

St. Bernardine of Sienna

HOMILY EASTER SEASON WEEK 06 06 – Year I Living the Mysterium Tremendum: Optional Memorial of St. Bernardine of Sienna (Acts 18:23 -28; Ps 47; Jn 16:23-28) ********************************************** Do you see yourself as walking in the “Way of the Lord?” Actually, we are the descendants of those who did, called to live the Mysterium Tremendum, […]


HOMILY EASTER SEASON WEEK 06 05 – Year I Empowered to Evangelize (Acts 18:9-18; Ps 47; Jn 16:20-23a) ************************************************** For the fifth time this week, the same refrain begins the Gospel: Jesus knowing the time had come for him to depart from this world and return to the Father. Once again, all that transpires in […]

St John I

EASTER WEEK 06 04 Prophetic Hope (Acts 18:1-8; Ps 98; Jn 16:16-20) *************************************** A title for this homily, Prophetic Hope, emerged naturally from the readings. First, in the Gospel, Jesus predicts his own passion, death, resurrection and the Pentecost event: “A little while, and you will no longer see me, then you will see me; […]


HOMILY EASTER SEASON WEEK 06 03 – Year I Grounded in Love; Evangelizing with Faith (Acts 17:15, 22-18.1; Ps 148; Jn 16:12-15) ************************************************* Did anything about the Gospel proclamation today strike you as unusual? For the third time this week, the gospel begins with the statement: “When Jesus knew that his hour had come to […]

Word of God

HOMILY EASTER SEASON WEEK 06 02 – Year I Servants of the Word (Acts 16:22-34; Ps 138: Jn 16:5-11) *************************************** “Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world, and to go to the Father.” This statement provides the background for the message of the readings for us today: grounded in the […]


HOMILY EASTER SEASON WEEK 06 01 – Year I Bearing Witness to the Truth (Acts 16.11-15; Ps 149; Jn 15.26-16.4) ************************************************* “When Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father.” Perhaps you have noticed this sentence has consistently opened the gospel for over a week now […]


HOMILY EASTER SUNDAY 06 – A Intimacy – A Key to the Kingdom (Acts 8:5-8; 14-17; 1 Pt 3:15-18; Jn 14:15-21) ******************************************** If you were to summarize the whole bible in one sentence, what would that one sentence be? The answer: Love your neighbour as yourself. The gospel today is all about Jesus’ farewell discourse. […]

Our Lady of Fatima

HOMILY EASTER SEASON WEEK 05 06 – Year I Participating in a Divine Paradigm Shift: Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima (Acts 16:1-10; Ps 100; Jn 15:18-21) ************************************************* Have you ever experienced a paradigm shift? The readings today invite us to join the early disciples in their paradigm shift from a monotheistic to trinitarian […]

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