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Msgr. Pat's Homilies

Msgr. Pat's Homilies

2-10-2019 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 2/11/19

 

Homily

5th Sunday in OT / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

The Church has selected some very beautiful readings for us today—but they are also very practical for the spiritual life. And here is a summary: 1) invasion of grace, 2) confession of sin, and 3) ... Read More »

1-27-2019 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 1/30/19

 

Homily

3rd Sunday in OT / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Our Gospel today is one of the most important passages in the entire NT: the words of Jesus as he begins his public ministry—his "mission statement," we might say. These powerful words provide the key ... Read More »

1-20-2019 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 1/30/19

 

Homily

2nd Sunday in OT / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

I like the fact that Jesus’ first miracle in the Gospel of John is changing water into wine—and not just any wine, but fine wine. And no small amount. In today’s measures, Jesus turned 180 ... Read More »

1-13-2019 Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Alex Chan on 1/14/19

 

Homily

Christmas / Baptism of the Lord / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Today we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord—the end of the Christmas season. And this feast gives us the opportunity to talk about Baptism—the sacrament that probably all of us have received, but ... Read More »

1-06-2019 The Epiphany of the Lord

Posted by Alex Chan on 1/08/19

 

Homily

Christmas / Epiphany / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

We come to the Feast of the Epiphany—a beautiful feast of light, color, and drama—that gives us the opportunity to look at a phenomenon today that is very common: people who say that they are "spiritual" ... Read More »

12-30-2018 Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Posted by Alex Chan on 1/08/19

 

Homily

Feast of the Holy Family / C / II / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

We celebrate today the Feast of the Holy Family. Many people will tell you what makes a family happy, integrated, functional, and so forth. But the feast today, and our readings, tell ... Read More »

12-23-2018 Fourth Sunday of Advent

Posted by Alex Chan on 1/08/19

 

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Advent IV / C / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

We come to the 4th Sunday of Advent, the conclusion of our preparation for the great feast of Christmas. Our readings today reflect that proximity, that closeness to Christmas, with readings from the prophet Micah and the ... Read More »

12-16-2018 Third Sunday of Advent

Posted by Alex Chan on 12/17/18

 

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Advent III / C / 2108 / Gaudete!

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

This third Sunday of Advent is called "Gaudete" Sunday, Rejoice Sunday, from the first word of the entrance antiphon for the Mass: "Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I say rejoice!" The same words are ... Read More »

12-9-2018 Second Sunday of Advent

Posted by Alex Chan on 12/10/18

 

Homily

Advent II / C / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Last week—with the apocalyptic reading that spoke of the sun, moon, and stars falling from the sky—I spoke about the breakdown of the old world and the arrival of the new. When Jesus comes, all of the ... Read More »

12-2-2018 First Sunday of Advent

Posted by Alex Chan on 12/05/18

 

Homily

Advent I / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Today is New Year’s Day in the Church—the First Sunday of Advent and the beginning of a new liturgical year. We move from "Year B" to "Year C," from the year of Mark to the year of ... Read More »

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