Homily Archives

Fr_Christian_PreachingPeriodically, Sts. Simon & Jude will record interesting homilies from the weekend Masses.  The following podcasts are available for download:

Note, the files are large, downloads may take some time

EASTER SUNDAY, THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Acts 10:34A, 37-43 • Collossians 3:1-4 • John 20:1-9


HOLY THURSDAY, EVENING MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 • 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 • John 13:1-15


FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Sunday, March 30, 2014
1 Samuel 16:1B, 6-7, 10-13A • Ephesians 5:8-14 • John 9:1-41


THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Exodus 17:3-7 • Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 • John 4:5-42


SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Genesis 12:1-4A • 2 Timothy 1:8B-10 • Matthew 17:1-9


FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7 • 1 Romans 5:12-19 • Matthew 4:1-11


EIGHTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Isaiah 49:14-15 • 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 • Matthew 6:24-34


SEVENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18 • 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 • Matthew 5:38-48


SIXTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Sirach 15:15-20 • 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 • Matthew 5:17-37


FIFTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Isaiah 58:7-10 • 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 • Matthew 5:13-16


FOURTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Malachi 3:1-4 • 1 Hebrews 2:14-18 • Luke 2:22-40


THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Isaiah 8:23-9:3 • 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17 • Matthew 4:12-23


FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 • Acts 10:34-38 • Matthew 3:13-17


SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Isaiah 60:1-6 • Ephesians 3:2-3A, 5-6 • Matthew 2:1-12


FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14 • Colossians 3:12-21 • Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23


SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD (CHRISTMAS)
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Isaiah 9:1-6 • Titus 2:11-14 • Luke 2:1-14


FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Isaiah 7:10-14 • Romans 1:1-7 • Matthew 1:18-24


THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Isaiah 35:1-6A, 10 • James 5:7-10 • Matthew 11:2-12


SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Isaiah 11:1-10 • Romans 15:4-9 • Matthew 3:1-12


FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Isaiah 2:1-5 • Romans 13:11-14 • Matthew 24:37-44


THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING
Sunday, November 24, 2013
2 Samuel 5:1-3 • Colossians 1:12-20 • Luke 23:35-43


THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Malachi 3:19-20A • 2 Thessalonisans 3:7-12 • Luke 21:5-19


THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, November 10, 2013
2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 • 2 Thessalonisans 2:16-3:5 • Luke 20:27-38


THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Wisdom 11:22-12:2 • 2 Thessalonisans 1:11-2:2 • Luke 19:1-10


THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 • 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 • Luke 18:9-14


TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Exodus 17:8-13 • 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2 • Luke 18:1-8


TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, October 13, 2013
2 Kings 5:14-17 • 2 Timothy 2:8-13 • Luke 17:11-19


TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4 • 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14 • Luke 17:5-10


TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Amos 6:1a, 4-7 • 1 Timothy 6:11-16 • Luke 16:19-31


TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Amos 8:4-7 • 1 Timothy 2:1-8 • Luke 16:1-13


TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14 • 1 Timothy 1:12-17, 12-17 • Luke 15:1-32


TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Wisdom 9:13-18B • Philemon 1:9-10, 12-17 • Luke 14:25-33


TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 • Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24A • Luke 14:7-14


TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Isaiah 66:18-21 • Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13 • Luke 13:22-30


TWENTIENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10 • Hebrews 12:1-4 • Luke 12:49-53


NINETEENENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Wisdom 18:6-9 • Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19 • Luke 12:32-48


SEVENTEENENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Genesis 18:20-32 • Colossians 2:12-14 • Luke 11:1-13


SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Genesis 18:1-10a • Colossians 1:24-28 • Luke 10:38-42


FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Deuteronomy 30:10-14 • Colossians 1:15-20 • Luke 10:25-37


FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Isaiah 66:10-14c • Galatians 6:14-18 • Luke 10:1-12, 17-20


THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, June 30, 2013
1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21 • Galatians 5:1, 13-18 • Luke 9:51-62


TWELFETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Zechariah 12:10-11, 13:1 • Galatians 3:26-29 • Luke 7:18-24


ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, June 16, 2013
2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13 • Galatians 2:16, 19-21 • Luke 7:36 - 8:317


TENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, June 9, 2013
1 Kings 17:17-24 • Galatians 1:11-19 • Luke 7:11-17


THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Genesis 14:18-20 • 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 • Luke 9:11b-17


THE SOLEMNITY OF THE HOLY TRINITY
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Proverbs 8:22-31 • Romans 5:1-5 • John 16:12-15


SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 • Revelations 21:10-14, 22-23 • John 14:23-29


FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Acts 14:21-17 • Revelations 21:1-5a • John 13:31-33a, 34-35


THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41 • Revelations 5:11-14 • John 21:1-19


CONFIRMATION
Friday, April 12, 2013


SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Acts 5:12-16 • Revelations 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19 • John 20:19-31


EASTER SUNDAY, THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Acts 10:34a, 37-43 • 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8 • John 20:1-9


HOLY THURSDAY
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 • 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 • John 13:1-15


FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Isaiah 43:16-21 • Philippians 3:8-14 • John 8:1-11


FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Joshua 5:9A, 10-12 • 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 • Luke 15:1-3, 11-32


THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Exodus 3:1-8A, 13-15 • 1 Corinthians 10:1—6, 10-12 • Luke 13:1-9


SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18 • Philippians 3:17—4:1 • Luke 9:28B-36


FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8 • 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 • Luke 5:1-11


FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19 • 1 Corinthians 12:31—13:13 • Luke 4:21-30


THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10 • 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 • Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21


SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Isaiah 62:1-5 • 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 • John 2:1-11


THE FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Isaiah 42:1-4,6-7 • Acts 10:34-38 • Luke 3:15-16,21-22


SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Isaiah 60:1-6 • Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6 • Matthew 2:1-12


FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14 • Colossians 3:12-21 • Luke 2:41-52


SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD (Christmas)
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Isaiah 9:1-6 • Titus 2:11-14 • Luke 2:1-14

 


THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Zephaniah 3:14-18a • Philippians 4:4-7 • Luke 3:10-18

 


THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Baruch 5:1-9 • Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11 • Luke 3:1-6

 


THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Jeremiah 33:14-16 • 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2 • Luke 21:25-28, 34-38

 


THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Daniel 7:13-14 • Revelation 1:5-8 • John 18:33b-37

 


THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Daniel 12:1-3 • Hebrews 10:11-14, 18 • Mark 13:24-32

 


THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, November 11, 2012
1 Kings 17: 10-16 • Hebrews 9:34-68 • Mark 12:38-44

Stewardship Report Presentation

 


THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
SR. MAUREEN'S FAREWELL MASS

Sunday, November 4, 2012
Deuteronomy 6:2-6 • Hebrews 7:23-28 • Mark 12:28b-34

 


THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Centennial Celebration & Pastor Installation
Jeremiah 31:7-9 • Hebrews 5:1-6 • Mark 10:46-52

 


TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Wisdom 7:7-11 • Hebrews 4:12-13 • Mark 10:17-30

 


TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Numbers 11:25-29 • James 5:1-6 • Mark 9:38-43, 47-48

 


TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 • James 3:16-4:3 • Mark 9:30-37

 


TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Isaiah 50:5-9a • James 2:14-18 • Mark 8:27-35

 


TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Isaiah 35:4-7a • James 2:1-5 • Mark 7:31-37

 


TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b • Ephesians 5:21-32 • John 6:60-69

 


TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Proverbs 9:1-6 • Ephesians 5:15-20 • John 6:51-58

 


EIGHTEETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Exodus 16:2-4,12-15 • Ephesians 4:17,20-24 • John 6:24-35

 


SIXTEETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Jeremiah 23:1-6 • Ephesians 2:13-18 • Mark 6:30-34

 


FOURTEETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Ezekiel 2:2-5 • 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 • Mark 6:1-6

 


SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST
June 24, 2012
Isaiah 49:1-6 • Acts 13:22-26 • Luke 1:57-66, 80

 


ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Ezekiel 17:22-24 • 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 • Mark 4:26-34

 


THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST
June 10, 2012
Exodus 24:3-8 • Hebrews 9:11-15 • Mark 14:12-16, 22-26

 


THE SOLEMNITY OF THE HOLY TRINITY
June 3, 2012
Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39,40 • Romans 8:14-17 • Matthew 28:16-20

 


PENTECOST SUNDAY, FR. MICHAEL'S FAREWELL MASS
May 27, 2012
Acts 2:1-11 • 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 • John 15:26-27, 16:12-15

 


THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD
May 20, 2012
Acts 1:1-11 • Ephesians 1:17-23 • Mark 16:15-20

 


SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
May 13, 2012
Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48 • 1 John 4:7-10 • John 15:9-17

 


FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Acts 9:26-31 • 1 John 3:18-24 • John 15:1-8

 


FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Acts 4:8-12 • 1 John 3:1-2 • John 10:11-18

 


SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Acts 4:32-35 • 1 John 5:1-6 • John 20:19-31

 


FIRST EUCHARIST
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Acts 4:13-21 • Mark 16:9-15

 


EASTER SUNDAY
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Acts 10:34a, 37-43 • 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8 • John 20:1-9

 


HOLY THURSDAY
Thursday, April 5, 2012

Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 • 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 • John 13:1-15

 


PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Isaiah 50:4-7 • Philippians 2:6-11 • Mark 14:1-15:471

 


FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Jeremiah 31:31-34 • Hebrews 5:7-9 • John 12:20-33

 


THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Exodus 20:1-17 • 1 Corinthians 1:22-25 • John 2:13-25

 


SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 • Romans 8:31b-34 • Mark 9:2-10

 


FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Genesis 9:8-15 • 1 Peter 3:18-22 • Mark 1:12-15

 


SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Isaiah 43: 18-19, 21-22, 24b-25 • 2 Corinthians 1:18-22 • Mark 2:1-12

 


SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, February 12, 2012

Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46 • 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1 • Mark 1:40-45

 


FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Job 7:1-4, 6-7 • 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23 • Mark 1:29-39

During his homily, Fr. Michael refers to the two papers about prayer below:

 


FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Deuteronomy 18:15-20 • 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 • Mark 1:21-28

 


THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Jonah 3:1-5, 10 • 1 Corinthians 7:29-31, 17-20 • Mark 1:14-20

 


SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, January 15, 2012
1 Samuel 3:3b-10,19 • 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20 • John 1:35-42

 


THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Numbers 6:22-27 • Galatians 4:4-7 • Luke 2:16-21

 


CHRISTMAS, THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Isaiah 52:7-10 • Hebrews 1:1-6 • John 1:1-18

 


FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Sunday, December 18, 2011
2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 • Romans 16:25-27 • Luke 1:26-38

 


THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11 • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 • John 1:6-8, 19-28

During his homily, Fr. Michael refered to “Where Love Is, God Is”, a short story by Leo Tolstoy.  Click here to read the story.

 


SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 • 2 Peter 3:8-14 • Mark 1:1-8

During his homily, Fr. Michael refers to the three “D's” and the reading below from Isaih:

Prepare the way of the Lord!
Make straight in the wasteland
a highway for our God!
Every valley shall be filled in,
Every mountain and hill shall be made low;
The rugged land shall be made a plain,
the rough country, a broad valley.
Then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed…

Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11

In making straight in the wasteland, a highway for our God, we are called to fill in the valleys and wastelands we have created.  That call, is to begin now, in this season of Advent. Pick up a shovel, and from that enormous mountain of self-centeredness, self-indulgence and selfishness, begin by filling in the valleys and wastelands of your dissatisfactions, distractions, and disengagements Then, the glory of the Lord shall be revealed!

 


FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7 • 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, 28 • Mark 13:33-37

 


THANKSGIVING DAY
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Sirach 50:22-24 • 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 • Luke 17:11-19

 


THIRTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17 • 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28 • Matthew 25:31-46

 


THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 • 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, 13 • Matthew 25:14-30

 


THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Wisdom 6:12-16  •  1 Thessalonians 4:13-18  •  Matthew 25:1-13
Homily, Stewardship Report Presentation & Blessing and Commissioning Parish Ministers

 


THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Malachi 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10 • 1 Thessalonians 2:7b-9, 13 • Matthew 23:1-12

 


THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Exodus 22:20-26 • 1 Thessalonians 1:5c-10 • Matthew 22:34-40

 


TWENTY-NINETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 • 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b • Matthew 22:15-21

 


TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Isaiah 25:6-10a • Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20 • Matthew 22:1-14

 


TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Isaiah 5:1-7 • Philippians 4:6-9 • Matthew 21:33-43

 


TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Ezekiel 18:25-28 • Philippians 2:1-22 • Matthew 21:28-32

 


TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Isaiah 55:6-9 • Philippians 1:20c:24-27a • Matthew 20:1-16a

 


TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Sirach 27:30-28:9 • Romans 14:7-9 • Matthew 18:21-35

 


TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Ezekiel 33:7-9 • Romans 13:8-20 • Matthew 18:15-20

  • Reverend Warren Rouse, OFM
  • During his homily, Fr. Michael Harvey, OFM, refers to a "Signs of Life" list and the following book:
    Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr, OFM
    ISBN-13: 978-0470907757
    Falling Upwards challenges the reader to examine his life experience and re-evaluate his path. This is a superior book about human spiritual growth and approach to contentment. How do I grow? What is my road to serenity - to happiness? How can I best adjust to my problems? Why do I sometimes feel conflicted when I am not secure? When I lose? When I make a mistake?

 


TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Jeremiah 20:7-9 • Romans 12:1-2 • Matthew16:21-27

  • Reverend Richard Juzix, OFM
  • Reverend Dan Lackie, OFM - Below are the questions Fr. Dan referred to during his homily:
    How honest am I willing to be?
    How naked am I willing to be?
    How present am I willing to be?
    How free to succeed am I willing to be?
    How vulnerable emotionally, how intimate, with those who are close to me, how intimate and willing?
    How willing am I to let go of unrealistic expectations?
    How willing am I to trust that God will supply what I need to succeed in the present?
    How passionate and engaged am I willing to be?

    How willing am I to give and receive love?

 


TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Isaiah 22:19-23  •  Romans 11:33-36  •  Matthew 16:13-20

 


TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Isaiah 56:1, 6-7 • Romans 11:13-15, 29-32 • Matthew 15:21-28

 


NINETEETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, August 7, 2011
1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a • Romans 9:1-5 • Matthew 14:22-33

 


EIGHTEETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday, July 31, 2011
Isaiah 55, 1-3 • Romans 8:35, 37-39 • Matthew 14:13-21

 


SEVENTEETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday, July 24, 2011
1 Kings 3:5, 7-12 • Romans 8:28-30 • Matthew 13:44-52

 


SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday, July 17, 2011
Book of Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 • Romans 8:26-27 • Matthew 13:24-43


FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday, July 10, 2011
Isaiah 55:10-11 • Romans 8:18-23 • Matthew 13:1-23


FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday, July 3, 2011
Zechariah 9:9-10 • Romans 8:9, 11-13 • Matthew 11:25-30

Click here to read the story referenced by Fr. Michael during his homily.


SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

Sunday, June 26, 2011
Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a • 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 • John 6:51-58


SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

Sunday, June 19, 2011
Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9 • 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 • John 3:16-18

Quote from Brennan Manning's book "The Furious Long of God" as referenced during Fr. Michael's homily:
“Put bluntly, God is sheer being in love, and there was never a time when God was not love… God is the Father who is the originating lover, the Son, who is the full self-expression of that love, and the spirit, who is the original and inexhaustible activity of that love, drawing the created universe into itself.”


SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD
Fr. Christian's 60th Anniversary of Ordination

Sunday, June 5, 2011
Acts 1:1-11 • Ephesians 1:17-23 • Matthew 28:16-20


SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Sunday, May 29, 2011
Acts 8:5-8, 14-17 • 1 Peter 3:15-18 • John 14:15-21

 


FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Sunday, May 22, 2011
Acts 6:1-7 • 1 Peter 2:4-9 • John 14:1-12


FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Sunday, May 15, 2011
Acts 2:14a, 36-41 • 1 Peter 2:20b-25 • John 10:1-10


THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

Sunday, May 8, 2011
Acts 2:14, 22-33 • 1 Peter 1:17-21 • Luke 24:13-35


FIRST EUCHARIST

Saturday, May 7, 2011

 

 

 


SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

Sunday, May 1, 2011
Acts 2:42-47 • 1 Peter 1:3-9 • John 20:19-31


GOOD FRIDAY

Friday, April 22, 2011
Isaiah 52:13—53:12 • Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-91 • John 18:1—19:42

 


HOLY THURSDAY

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 • 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 • John 13:1—15


PALM SUNDAY

Sunday, April 17, 2011
Isaiah 50:4-7 • Philippians 2:6-11 • Matthew 26:14—27:66

 


FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

Sunday, April 10, 2011
Ezekiel 37:12-14 • Romans 8:8-11 • John 11:1-45

Gospel Reflection Questions

For Adults:

  • When I look deeply at my life, what can I honestly say is binding me?  What stone has entombed me? What can Jesus free me from? Fear? Gluttony? Lust? Anger? Pride? Deceit? Envy? Greed?

For Children:

  • In the Gospel story, Jesus showed his friends, Martha, Mary and Lazarus that he is always present even when it seems impossible to find happiness. What prayer will I say to remind myself that Jesus is a friend who is always with me to keep me strong and loving? How will I respond to my friends when they are sad? How will I respond to my friends when they are happy?

Click here to view the Gospel Reading for the Fourth Sunday of Lent.

Adult question courtesy of Sr. Maureen Sheehan, BVM, Children’s questions courtesy of Mrs. Patsi Wagner

 


FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

Sunday, April 3, 2011
1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a • Ephesians 5:8-14 • John 9:1-41

Gospel Reflection Questions

  • For Adults:
    After Jesus cured him, the man who was born blind was able to see clearly. The religious leaders who had their sight could not see the truth.  Where in my life am I blinded from the truth? Do I see the truth that God is love and I am loveable, or am I blinded from that truth?
  • For Children:
    Jesus met a blind man who wanted to see. He healed him and gave him his sight. Then the man could see with his eyes and he could see with his heart that God made him to share his faith with others. What gifts has God given me to share with the world?

Click here to view the Gospel Reading for the Fourth Sunday of Lent.

Adult question courtesy of Sr. Maureen Sheehan, BVM, Children’s questions courtesy of Mrs. Patsi Wagner

 


THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

Sunday, March 27, 2011
Exodus 17:3-7 • Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 • John 4:5-42

Gospel Reflection Questions

  • For Adults: What are we truly thirsting for? Are we searching for the truth, or just more of the same old lies? More illusions?  In today’s gospel, Jesus shows a woman who is caught in the desert and dryness of self-deception where to find living water. What self-deception do we need to shed in order to find the life-giving waters of Jesus?
  • For Children: In today’s Gospel, Jesus meets a woman at a well. Jesus did not judge her even though he knew she had sinned. She has water from the well, but she wants more than water. She wants the unconditional love that Jesus showed her. What are three ways that I will be like Jesus and give God’s love to others without judging them?

Click here to view the Gospel Reading for the Third Sunday of Lent.

Adult question courtesy of Sr. Maureen Sheehan, BVM; Children’s questions courtesy of Mrs. Patsi Wagner

 


SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

Sunday, March 20, 2011
Genesis 12:1-4a • 2 Timothy 1:8b-10 • Matthew 17:1-9


FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

Sunday, March 13, 2011
Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7 • Romans 5:12-19 • Matthew 4:1-11

 


ASH WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Joel 2:12-18 • 2 Corinthians 5:20--6:2 • Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

 


NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday, March 6, 2011
Deuteronomy 11:18, 26-28, 32 • Romans 3:21-25, 28 • Matthew 7:21-27

 


EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday, February 27, 2011
Isaiah 49:14-15 • 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 • Matthew 6:24-34


SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday, February 20, 2011
Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18 • 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 • Matthew 5:38-48


SIXTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

Sunday, February 13, 2011
Sirach 15:15-20 • 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 • Matthew 5:17-37


FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday, February 6, 2011
Isaiah 58:7-10 • 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 • Matthew 5:13-16


FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday, January 30, 2011
Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13 • 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 • Matthew 5:1-12a

Click here to read "The Beatitudes - For Friends of Exceptional Children" as read by Fr. Christian during his homily.

Click here to read Fr. Michael's interpretation of Matthew 5:1-12a (Beatitudes) as referenced his homily.

 


THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday, January 23, 2011
Isaiah 8:23—9:3 • 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17 • Matthew 4:12-23

 


SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday, January 16, 2011
Isaiah 49:3, 5-6 • 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 • John 1:29-34

Click here to read the quote from Reverend James Smith as referenced by Fr. Michael in his homily.

 


BAPTISM OF THE LORD

Sunday, January 9, 2011
Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 • Acts 10:34-38 • Matthew 3:13-17


EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

Sunday, January 2, 2011
Isaiah 60:1-6 • Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6 • Matthew 2:1-12


CHRISTMAS, THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD

Saturday, December 25, 2010
Isaiah 52:7-10 • Hebrews 1:1-6 • John 1:1-18


FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Sunday, December 19, 2010
Isaiah 7:10-14 • Romans 1:1-7 • Matthew 1:18-24

 


THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Sunday, December 12, 2010
Isaiah 35:1-6a, 10 • James 5:7-10 • Matthew 11:2-11

 


SINGLE, CENTRAL COMMANDMENT OF CHRISTIAN MORALITY: LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR

Sunday, December 5, 2010
Isaiah 11:1-10, 10 • Romans 15:4-9 • Matthew 3:1-12

 


THANKSGIVING DAY

Thursday, November 25, 2010

 


OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST THE KING

Sunday, November 21, 2010
2 Samuel 5:1-3 • Colossians 1:12-20 • Luke 23:35-43

 


THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday, November 7, 2010
2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14  •  2 Thessalonians 2:16—3:5  •  Luke 20:27-38
Homily, Stewardship Report Presentation & Blessing and Commissioning Parish Ministers


A HOME FOR ALL: AN ACCESSIBLE, INCLUSIVE PARISH

Sunday, October 31, 2010

 


AN EVENING OF REFLECTION AND PRAYER

"Francis of Assisi: The Portiuncula he loved in Assisi and in Huntington Beach"
Wednesday, October 27, 2010


TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday, October 17, 2010
Exodus 17:8-13  •  2 Timothy 3:14-4:2  •  Luke 18:1-8

 

 

Click here to view the Sunday Readings.


 


 

 

Reverend Rusty Shaughnessy, ofm

Reverend Rusty Shaughnessy, ofm

 
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