Sunday Homilies

Pentecost (Fr. Francis)

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit:  Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Pentecost, 50 days after the celebration of Easter- the resurrection of Christ. It marks the end of the Easter Season and commemorates the day that the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles and...

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Pentecost (Fr. Vinner)

THE ROLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN OUR LIVES Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Pentecost, 50 days after the celebration of Easter- the resurrection of Christ. The Jews celebrated this feast 50 days after the Feast of Passover- thanking God for the gift of harvest as...

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Ascension of the Lord (Fr. Francis)

The story is told about a priest who, talking about heaven in his homily, said: “We bring nothing with us when we die. There is no money in heaven! People in heaven have no money!” The whole congregation was quiet, till a little girl whispered to her mother loud...

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Ascension of the Lord (Fr. Vinner)

“Proclaim the Good News to all creation” (Mk 16:15)   My brothers and sisters in Christ, Today is a great day in the life of our Church. Today we celebrate the last of Jesus’ earthly mysteries. Today we celebrate a great truth of our creed that “he ascended into...

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6th Sunday of Easter (Fr. Vinner)

CELEBRATING GOD’S SACRIFICIAL AND UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FOR US My brothers and sisters in Christ, On this sixth Sunday of Easter we celebrate our Lord whose love is sacrificial and universal. We celebrate a God who has no favorite and freely communicates his spirit of...

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5th Sunday of Easter (Fr. Francis)

Somebody once compared a Christian to a basketball player. “To be a good player,” he said, “it’s not enough that you know how to dribble or avoid getting fouls. What matters most is to be able to shoot, to make points and to be productive.” The great St. Thomas...

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5th Sunday of Easter (Fr. Vinner)

UNITY AND INTIMACY  My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today’s Scripture selections emphasize the need for Christians to abide in Christ as a condition for producing fruits of kindness, mercy, charity and holiness. Last Sunday, we heard of the image of Jesus as Good...

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4th Sunday of Easter (Fr. Francis)

Today, the fourth Sunday of Easter, is also known as “Good Shepherd” Sunday. Though most of us in the United States are not directly connected with shepherds by trade, we know about them. The Church uses this metaphor when referring to our bishops and other Church...

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4th Sunday of Easter (Fr. Vinner)

GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY / VOCATIONS SUNDAY My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today is known as good shepherd Sunday because, in each year of the liturgical cycle on this 4th Sunday, the gospel is always taken form the 10th chapter of John where Jesus speaks of himself...

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3rd Sunday of Easter (Fr. Francis)

Understanding the Bible/Scriptures: The Catholic Church exhorts all the Christian faithful to read the Bible. But it is important how we interpret it. How we interpret the Bible directly affects what we believe about Christ, about the Church, and about our faith in...

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