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Msgr. Pat's Homilies

Msgr. Pat's Homilies

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 »

4-30-2017 Third Sunday of Easter

Posted by Alex Chan on 5/01/17

 

Homily

Easter III / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Today’s Gospel—the disciples on the road to Emmaus—is one of my favorites. We read it several times during the liturgical year because it is important—and we never tire hearing the story, finding new and reach details every ... Read More »

4-23-2017 Second Sunday of Easter

Posted by Alex Chan on 4/24/17

 

Homily

Easter II / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Today’s Gospel is a wonderful picture of the Resurrected Lord present and active in the Church. When I say "present and active," I mean that. I think that there is a tendency to read the Gospel stories ... Read More »

4-16-2017 Easter Sunday

Posted by Alex Chan on 4/17/17

 

Homily

Easter I / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

A welcome to all, and a Happy Easter! Christ is risen. He is risen, Indeed! We put behind us the 40 days of Lent, the sadness of Holy Week, the darkness of the tomb—and we rise with ... Read More »

4-9-2017 Palm Sunday

Posted by Alex Chan on 4/10/17

 

Homily

Lent / Palm Sunday / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Our Lenten journey comes to an end as we enter Holy Week on this Palm Sunday. The Passion we just read is from the Gospel of Matthew—we read two passions each Holy Week, today, and ... Read More »

4-2-2017 Fifth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 4/03/17

 

Homily

Lent V / A / 2017 / Raising of Lazarus

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

For the last two weeks we have been reading from the Gospel of John—important readings, classic readings, readings directed to our catechumens who will receive the Easter sacraments, but directed also to us ... Read More »

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 »

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