Sunday Homilies

3rd Sunday of Advent (Fr. Francis)

An Old Russian story tells of a farmer named Diametric who, like Simeon in the gospel of St. Luke (2:26), wishes to see God face to face before he dies. He prays to St. Nikolai who promises to grant his wish. The saint goes on to specify the place and the day of the...

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3rd Sunday of Advent (Fr. Vinner)

BRETHREN, BE JOYFUL AND HAPPY IN THE LORDMy Brothers and Sisters in Christ,Today is the third Sunday of Advent called “Gaudete Sunday.” The term Gaudate simply means “to rejoice.” This Advent, we are preparing to live a new experience of love and faith in God....

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2nd Sunday of Advent (Fr. Francis)

As we move into the second week of Advent, the words of St. Paul reminds us “to be pure of heart and come blameless filled with the fruit of holiness through Christ Jesus for the glory and praise of God.” In the first reading from Baruch we are summoned to rejoice and...

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2nd Sunday of Advent (Fr. Vinner)

ADVENT IS A SEASON OF PROMISE AS WELL AS OF PREPARATIONMy Brothers and Sisters in Christ,Season of Promise:Advent is the season that symbolizes the thousand years of the waiting of the Israelites for the Messiah. In 2 Sam 7: 12 -16 we read about God promising to David...

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Fr. Francis)

At a time of water shortage in her village, a woman went looking for a vessel with which to draw water from a distant well. But the first vessel she found was full of milk. The next was full of oil. The third was filled with grain. And so it went. However, she...

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Fr. Vinner)

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We live in a world abounding in sin and sinners. But it is a world that denies the existence of sin. Why is that? Because sin is an offense against God, and many do not believe in God. Therefore, if there is no God, there cannot be...

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1st Sunday in Advent (Fr. Francis)

We finished the liturgical year last Sunday with the Feast of Christ the King. Today we begin the new liturgical year with the First Sunday of Advent and we will be guided through it with the help of St Luke the Evangelist. Surprisingly we begin at the very end. On...

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1st Sunday of Advent (Fr. Vinner)

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Advent is a time of waiting for Christ, allowing Jesus to be reborn in our lives. It is also a time   for purifying our hearts by repentance and for renewing our lives by reflecting on and experiencing the several comings (advents)...

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Christ the King (Fr. Francis)

Reading 1: Daniel in a vision sees what is to take place centuries after him. In effect, Daniel sees One like the Son of Man ascending to the Ancient One, where he receives in his glorified humanity glory, dominion and kingship. Jesus is the Son of Man and the Ancient...

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Christ the King (Fr. Vinner)

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ, This Sunday, at the end of Church’s liturgical year, the readings describe the enthronement of the victorious Christ as King in Heaven in all His glory. Instituting this Feast of Christ, the King in 1925, Pope Pius XI proclaimed:...

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