Msgr. Pat's Homilies

Msgr. Pat's Homilies

3-26-2017 Fourth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 3/27/17

 

Homily

Lent IV / A / 2017 / The Man Born Blind

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

The readings on the third, fourth, and fifth Sundays of Lent are all taken from the Gospel of John, and they are all about conversion—an appropriate theme for this season of Lent. ... Read More »

3-19-2017 Third Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 3/20/17

 

Homily

Lent III / Woman at the Well / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

On the third, fourth, and fifth Sundays of Lent, we read from the Gospel of John. Since the earliest days of the Church, these Lenten readings have served as a "Baptismal catechesis," ... Read More »

3-12-2017 Second Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 3/13/17

 

Homily

Lent II / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

The Transfiguration—on this second Sunday of Lent we read Mt’s account of the Transfiguration. This reading has always fascinated me—it’s mysterious, haunting, elusive. It hides as much as it reveals. Even the name, "the Transfiguration," has a ... Read More »

3-5-2017 First Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 3/08/17

 

Homily

1st Sunday of Lent / A /2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Each year, on the First Sunday of Lent, the Gospel is the Temptation of Jesus in the desert. It is a good reading for the first Sunday, since Lent is a season of conversion—freeing ourselves from ... Read More »

2-26-2017 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Rev. Timothy Furlow on 3/01/17

 

Homily

8th Sunday in OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Some of your will remember a movie that came out some years ago, the Lilies of the Field (1963), starring Sidney Poitier. The movie tells the story of a group of nuns who escape Communist ... Read More »

2-12-17 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Rev. Timothy Furlow on 3/01/17

 

Homily

6th Sunday in OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Next Sunday is Commitment Sunday for the Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal. Whether we give to the appeal or not is a choice—one of the many choices that all of us make each day.

Our readings today ... Read More »

2-5-2017 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Rev. Timothy Furlow on 3/01/17

 

Homily

5th Sunday in OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Our Gospel today is taken from the beginning of Mt’s Sermon on the Mount—the teachings of Jesus that go to the very heart of Christianity. Today’s reading follows immediately upon the Beatitudes: blessed are the ... Read More »

1-22-2017 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Rev. Timothy Furlow on 3/01/17

 

Homily

3rd Sunday in OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

1.) My homily today is going to be a little different from usual. I’m going to speak about our parish, and our parish hopes for the future. By now, many of you have received this ... Read More »

1-15-2017 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Rev. Timothy Furlow on 3/01/17

   

Homily

2nd Sunday in OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

The Gospel today presents Jesus, the "Lamb of God," at his baptism by John in the Jordan River. The baptism of Jesus is found in all four Gospels—usually a sign that this event held ... Read More »

1-8-2017 The Epiphany of the Lord

Posted by Rev. Timothy Furlow on 3/01/17

 

Homily

Epiphany / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

We celebrate today the great Feast of the Epiphany—we are still in the Christmas season, celebrating that the Word has become flesh and dwells among us. The word epiphany means "manifestation," or "appearance," or "revelation" itself. Jesus has ... Read More »

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