Homilies

Homilies

The Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Brian Myers on 1/23/21

10 January 2021 Is 55:1-11 | Ps 29 | Acts 10:34-38 | Mk 1:7-11

Throughout the Christmas season, we have been reflecting on the child Jesus. We have been meditating on his earthly family: Mary, who gave birth to him with such faith and love, and Joseph, who accepted ... Read More »

The Epiphany of the Lord

Posted by Brian Myers on 1/23/21

3 January 2021 Is 60:1-6 | Ps 72 | Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6 | Mt 2:1-12

In most nativity scenes (especially older ones) the wise men are depicted as three kings: one European, one African, and one Asian. They are often, too, depicted as: one older, another middle-aged, and the ... Read More »

The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

Posted by Brian Myers on 1/23/21

27 December 2020 Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 | Ps 128 | Col 3:12-17 | Lk 2:22-40

Today’s feasts is one of those that originated from the ground up, and it was a popular devotion long before it was a part of the official church calendar.

It wasn’t until 1921, that ... Read More »

The Nativity of the Lord

Posted by Brian Myers on 1/23/21

25 December 2020 Mt 1:18-25 | Lk 2:15-20 | Jn 1:1-18

This has been a difficult and stressful year for so many of us. It has been particularly painful because the pandemic has kept us away from our loved ones. So many of us have not been able to ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Posted by Brian Myers on 1/23/21

20 December 2020 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 | Ps 89| Rom 16:25-27 | Lk 1:26-38

In just five short days, we will be celebrating the birthday of our Savior. The story of his birth begins in the Gospel of Saint Luke with this phrase: “The angel Gabriel ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Advent (Guadete Sunday)

Posted by Brian Myers on 1/23/21

13 December 2020 Is 61:1-2a, 10-11 | Lk 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54 | 1 Thes 5:16-24 | Jn 1:6-8, 19-28

On this Third Sunday of Advent, as Christmas Day draws closer, the Church around the world focuses on joy.

Joy is a hallmark of the Christian life. Saint Paul calls ... Read More »

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Posted by Brian Myers on 1/23/21

8 December 2020 Gn 3:9-15, 20 | Ps 98 | Eph 1:3-6, 11-12 | Lk 1:26-38

John Henry Newman, reflecting on Mary’s nurturing of the child Jesus, wonders in one of his sermons what the mother of the Lord—the one who cares for him, heals his bruises, and encourages ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Advent

Posted by Brian Myers on 1/23/21

6 December 2020 Is 40:1-5, 9-11 | Ps 85 | 2 Pt 3:8-14 | Mk 1:1-8

Many of us have asked ourselves, “What do I have to do to get to heaven?”

But have you ever asked yourself: “What do I have to do to become a saint?” Because ... Read More »

First Sunday of Advent

Posted by Brian Myers on 1/23/21

29 November 2020 Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7 | Ps 80 | 1 Cor 1:3-9 | Mk 13:33-37

Welcome to another liturgical year … another Advent … a new opportunity to prepare our minds and hearts for the coming of Jesus into the world on Christmas Day. Much like parents ... Read More »

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