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Msgr. Pat's Homilies

7-9-2017 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 7/10/17

 

Homily

14th Sunday in OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

We sometimes refer to Christ as "king," but what do we mean by that? What kind of "king" is Jesus Christ? Does it mean "domination" on his part, or "subservience" on our part? And when ... Read More »

7-2-2017 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 7/03/17

 

Homily

13th Sunday / OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

I want to say a few words today about our second reading, taken from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans—his first letter listed in the NT. The letter was written in the mid-50’s, only twenty ... Read More »

6-25-2017 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 6/26/17

 

Homily

12th Sunday in OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Some of you may have seen a sticker on some cars and trucks that says, "No Fear." Perhaps you have also seen "No Fear" on a T-Shirt. I have since found out that "No Fear" ... Read More »

6-18-2017 The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

Posted by Alex Chan on 6/19/17

 

Homily

Body and Blood of Christ / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

We celebrate today the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ—the last of the many feasts we celebrate in this post-Easter, post-Pentecost season. We focus today on the Eucharist—the source and summit and ... Read More »

6-11-2017 The Most Holy Trinity

Posted by Alex Chan on 6/12/17

 

Homily

OT / Trinity Sunday / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

The Trinity is both a deep, theological mystery; and, at the same time, a beautiful reflection of the bond we humans feel for each other. This morning I want spell that out a bit—not in ... Read More »

6-4-2017 Pentecost Sunday

Posted by Alex Chan on 6/05/17

 

Homily

Pentecost / 2017 / A

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

On this Pentecost, I am going to repeat a theme I frequently use in my homilies: there is nothing in this world that can ever fully satisfy us. People who are atheist, who are extreme materialists or secularists, ... Read More »

5-28-2017 Ascension of the Lord

Posted by Alex Chan on 5/30/17

 

Homily

Easter / Ascension / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

We come to the great Feast of the Ascension—something we affirm each time we say the Creed ("He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father"). So what does that mean? ... Read More »

5-21-2017 Sixth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Alex Chan on 5/22/17

 

Homily

Easter VI / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

As the Feast of Pentecost approaches (two weeks away), our readings today give us a first glimpse of the Holy Spirit—as if to prepare us, to get us ready, to "prime the pump" for the great feast. ... Read More »

5-14-2017 Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Alex Chan on 5/15/17

   

Homily

Easter V / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Our Gospel today is taken from the longest speech that Jesus gives in the Gospels. It is the 14th Chapter of John’s Gospel, at the Last Supper, and Jesus gives a sort of "last will and ... Read More »

5-7-2017 Fourth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Alex Chan on 5/08/17

 

Homily

Easter IV / Good Shepherd / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

The voice is a wonderful instrument. A voice can deeply move us, it can surprise us, it can frighten us, it can wake us up, it might even cause us to fall in love! ... Read More »

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