Homilies

Homilies

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 8/23/22

Jer 38:4-6, 8-10 | Ps 40 | Heb 12:1-4 | Lk 12:49-53

Many times, Jesus’ words can have different meanings. So, it’s always important for us to understand what he says in light of his whole teaching. Today’s gospel is no exception.

What does Jesus mean when he says, ... Read More »

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 8/23/22

Wis 18:6-9 | Ps 33 | Heb 11:1-2, 8-19 (or) Heb 11:1-2, 8-12 | Lk 12:32-48 (or) Lk 12:35-40

Two beautiful flowers, one bright yellow and the other bright blue, grew together in a garden. The two flowers basked in the admiration they received from the sun and various ... Read More »

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 8/01/22

Ecc 1:2; 2:21-23 | Ps 90 | Col 3:1-5, 9-11 | Lk 12:13-21

Disciples don’t build bigger barns; they build longer tables.

Here we are, in the middle of the second portion of Ordinary Time, and we hear this call to prepare the way of the Lord—a sneak peak ... Read More »

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 7/21/22

Gn 18:1-10a | Ps 15 | Col 1:24-28 | Lk 10:38-42

Do you have a Martha in your life? Are you the Martha in your family’s or friend’s lives—that person who hosts a party and is running around the whole time making sure everything is in its perfect location ... Read More »

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 7/03/22

Is 66:10-14c | Ps 66 | Gal 6:14-18 | Lk 10:1-12, 17-20

There is a great mural in a Catholic church in Victoria, Australia, depicting purgatory; and it’s great because it brings together two things that appear to be opposites: deep suffering and invincible peace. The souls depicted in ... Read More »

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 7/03/22

Gn 14:18-20 | Ps 110 | 1 Cor 11:23-26 | Lk 9:11b-17

Today, the Church gathers throughout the whole world to celebrate the great mystery of the Eucharist. Of course, one could say that the Church does this every time the Mass is celebrated, but on this Sunday, we ... Read More »

The Most Holy Trinity (Solemnity)

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 6/12/22

Prv 8:22-31 | Ps 8 | Rom 5:1-5 | Jn 16:12-15

Last week, the great season of Easter ended with the giant exclamation point of the feast of Pentecost! But since the Church really likes to do things in threes, we might say the Easter season really ends with ... Read More »

Pentecost Sunday

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 6/06/22

Acts 2:1-11 | Ps 104 | 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 (or) Rom 8:8-17 | Sequence | Jn 20:19-23 (or) Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26

With the feast of Pentecost, the wonderful season of Easter—the Great Fifty Days—comes to an end, and the Church gives us two accounts of this great event ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 5/21/22

Acts 14:21-27 | Ps 145 | Rev 21:1-5a | Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35

When Europeans first landed in the Americas, Christians were quick to send missionaries to preach the gospel to those native to our nation and Canada.

One of the courageous men to take up this challenge was Isaac ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Easter (Sunday of Divine Mercy)

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 4/25/22

Acts 5:12-16 | Ps 118 | Rev 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19 | Jn 20:19-31

Pause for a moment and pay attention to your breath.

Inhale, exhale. Breath in, breath out.

Our bodies make this movement tens of thousands of times each day. Oxygen comes in and carbon dioxide goes out. ... Read More »

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