Sunday Homilies

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Vinner)

CHRIST OFFERS US LIFE THROUGH HIS BODY AND BLOOD My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today is the twentieth Sunday of ordinary time. For a couple of weeks now, our readings especially, the gospels have continued to tell us that Jesus is the bread of life. This is...

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Fr. Vinner)

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We honor Mary, venerate her, express our love for her and never worship her. Why do we honor Mary: 1) Mary herself gives the most important reason in  her “Magnificat:” “All generations (ages) will call me blessed because the “The...

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Vinner)

CHRIST IS THE LIVING BREAD AND MYSTERY OF OUR FAITH My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today is the nineteenth Sunday of ordinary time. God continues to draw us to himself in order to save, feed and strengthen us on our journey. The readings of this Sunday provide us...

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

Last Sunday in our Gospel reading we heard about the Feeding of the Five Thousand and we came to the conclusion that it is a miracle which is closely linked to the Eucharist. After the people were fed Jesus withdrew from them to the hills because he realized that they...

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Vinner)

Seeking Christ, The Bread Of Life From Heaven My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today is the eighteenth Sunday of ordinary time. This Sunday we rejoice because of the great nourishment that God gives us daily through Christ, who is the bread of life. Through Christ,...

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

We begin today the first of five Sundays where a series of Gospels taken from the sixth chapter of the Fourth Gospel interrupts the Year of Mark. John 6 consists of an account of the multiplication of the loaves (John 6:1-15), which forms the Gospel for today,...

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Vinner)

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We are taking a side trip, sort of a summer vacation, for the next six weeks and listening to the Gospel of John rather than the Gospel of Mark which this year is dedicated to. And there are significant differences between the two...

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

Looking for Shepherds: In much of Western society there is a crisis of authority nowadays. Merely being placed in charge no longer ensures unquestioning obedience. The ideal leader today is one who can win respect and generate trust, one with an obvious sense of...

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Vinner)

The Compassionate Lord Will Gather, Heal and Restore Us My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,  Today’s readings explain how God, like a good shepherd, redeems His people and provides for them. They also challenge us to use our God-given authority in the family, in the...

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Vinner)

FULFILLING GOD’S PURPOSE FOR CHOOSING ME My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today is the fifteenth Sunday of ordinary time. One theme common to all the readings of this Sunday is: “God’s Choice and purpose for us as his disciples.” This simply points to both the...

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