November 2021 archive of Homilies

November 2021 archive of Homilies

First Sunday of Advent (Year C)

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 11/29/21

Jer 33:14-16 | Ps 25 | 1 Thes 3:12-4:2 | Lk 21:25-28, 34-36

On this First Sunday of Advent, we begin a new Church year. We start our journey anew in anticipation of the birth of our Lord and Savior, who is Emmanuel (God with us). Advent is a ... Read More »

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 11/21/21

Dn 7:13-14 | Ps 93 | Rv 1:5-8 | Jn 18:33b-37

In 2013, when Pope Francis was elected, cardinals were standing on the balcony of Saint Peter’s Basilica with him as he addressed the crowds that had gathered in the piazza below. While many of the cardinals were looking ... Read More »

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 11/07/21

1 Kgs 17:10-16 | Ps 146 | Heb 9:24-28 | Mk 12:38-44 or 12:41-44

One of the most difficult lessons we teach young children is to share. The reason is simple. Sharing requires a sacrifice. For children who are asked to share a toy, the sacrifice is usually viewed ... Read More »

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls' Day)

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 11/06/21

Wis 3:1-9 | Ps 25 | Rom 6:3-9 | Jn 6:37-40

Many individuals, I believe, have asked the question, “What wisdom have I gained?” They may respond that they haven’t gained a bundle of certainties, but only become all the more aware of just how mysterious almost everything about ... Read More »


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