Sunday Homilies

Easter Sunday (Fr. Francis)

Where do you meet Jesus?DARKNESS, DAWN, a faint glow on the horizon—the first hour of the first day of the week. At the tomb Mary Magdalene was confused, frightened—the stone had been rolled away. When he arrived Peter was amazed. Hollywood would say, “This is the...

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Easter Sunday (Fr. Vinner)

Christ the Lord is risen today! Alleluia!My Sisters and Brothers in Christ,Christ the Lord is risen today! Alleluia! Christians haste you vows to pay Alleluia! A couple of weeks ago we started what looked like a hopeless, and an endless journey. Today we have come to...

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Easter Vigil (Fr. Francis)

Holding our breathON THIS NIGHT, some 2,000 years ago, the world held its breath and waited. Down the centuries and through countless messengers, God had uttered promises to the chosen people of Israel. We heard many of these promises proclaimed in the readings...

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Good Friday (Fr. Francis)

Making our way back to GodA FEW YEARS AGO a woman was standing outside a church in New York City, hesitating about whether to go inside. Her name was Elaine Pagels, and she was a brilliant historian at Princeton University. Though her specialty was the history of...

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Good Friday (Fr. Vinner)

WHAT IS GOOD ABOUT GOOD FRIDAY?My Sisters and Brothers in Christ,Today the church celebrates Good Friday. There are certain expressions that present lots of difficulties at times. This is especially when they sound ironical. As I reflect on today’s celebration, I...

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Holy Thursday (Fr. Francis)

Pass it on…"AS I HAVE DONE, so you must do.” . . . “Every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes!” . . . . “This day shall be a memorial feast for you . . . as a perpetual institution.”Tonight we remember three...

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Holy Thursday (Fr. Vinner)

CELEBRATING CHRIST IN THE HOLY EUCHARISTMy Sisters and Brothers in Christ,On Holy Thursday we celebrate three anniversaries: 1) the anniversary of the first Holy Mass, 2) the anniversary of the institution of ministerial priesthood in order to perpetuate the Holy...

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Palm Sunday (Fr. Vinner)

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ,The Church celebrates today as both Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday Today’s liturgy combines contrasting moments of glory (“Hosanna”) and suffering (“Crucify him”) – the royal welcome given to Jesus by his followers and the drama of...

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Palm Sunday (Fr. Francis)

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion: Between Heaven and Earth!And they raised Him up on a cross. He was between heaven and earth. On the ground, yet raised up to the sky. He was with His People, with us, but He was also with His Father.People had carried palms and sang...

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5th Sunday of Lent (Fr. Francis)

Today is the fifth Sunday of Lent. Gradually, we are coming close to the end of Lent. On the other hand, we are getting close to, the paschal feast. In order words, we are gradually moving away from the zone of suffering to the zone of glory. Hence, all the readings...

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