Confessing Christ as Messiah

Homily for Thursday of the 6th Week in Ordinary Time In this morning’s Gospel, we see kind of the turning point in Mark’s account of Jesus’ public ministry. Throughout the Gospel thus far, we have seen that many have thought of Jesus as a miracle worker or as a prophet. Even some of those whoContinue reading “Confessing Christ as Messiah”

It Was Very Good

Homily for Tuesday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Over the last couple of days, our first readings have been from the Creation narrative of the Book of Genesis. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the Church reminds us of the story of creation as we approach the beginning of the Lenten season,Continue reading “It Was Very Good”

Jesus in Our Midst

Homily for Monday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time Over the last week, our Gospels during our weekday Masses have been focusing on some pretty similar themes. The Church has been inviting us to consider our faith in Jesus. We have heard about the miracles that He had been performing in His public ministry.Continue reading “Jesus in Our Midst”

Missionary Disciples

Homily for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time INTRODUCTION – What can I do? How am I being called to serve? Lord, how am I being called to point others to You? These are all questions that many of us often find ourselves asking, especially whenever we hear these particular readings proclaimed at Mass. EachContinue reading “Missionary Disciples”

Humility in the Beatitudes

Homily for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time When we think of the word humility, what is the first thought that comes to mind? We probably think it is something self-deprecating. Often times, we think in order to be humble that we have to hold not only a low opinion of ourselves, but usually aContinue reading “Humility in the Beatitudes”

Light and Darkness

Homily for 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Throughout Scripture, this juxtaposition of light and darkness is a theme that often emerges; it serves as a symbol representing the struggle between good and evil. The contrast between the two helps us to better understand the gift of God’s Light and the grace that Jesus brings toContinue reading “Light and Darkness”

Called to Discipleship

Homily for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Within each of our hearts, God has planted certain seeds, seeds that are meant to be nourished and fostered so that we can discover what He wants us to do with our lives – to discover our vocation. Each of us has a vocation, somethingContinue reading “Called to Discipleship”

Presentation of Mary

Homily for the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Today we celebrate the feast of the Presentation of Mary, when Mary was presented in the Temple by her parents, Joachim and Anne. It is one of those extra-biblical events that the Church remembers each year to honor the life of the BlessedContinue reading “Presentation of Mary”

The Lion of Judah

Homily for Thursday of the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time | Memorial of St. Elizabeth of Hungary This morning we have another example of how our readings are speaking to us of the end times. In the Gospel, we hear Jesus foretelling the destruction of the city of Jerusalem, which will happen about 40 yearsContinue reading “The Lion of Judah”