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Msgr. Pat's Homilies

8-11-2019 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 8/12/19

 

Homily

19th Sunday in OT / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

When I was in college, I was very much drawn to Jungian psychology—the psychology of Carl Jung. Jung and others—Joseph Campbell for one—drew attention to the archetypal patterns in the stories and myths of the ... Read More »

8-4-2019 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 8/05/19

 

Homily

18th Sunday in OT / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Sometimes all three readings come together into a single theme—and this 18th Sunday is one of them. They express a truth that has to be repeated over and over, from generation to generation. And the ... Read More »

7-28-2019 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 7/29/19

 

Homily

17th Sunday in OT / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

The Gospel today gives us Luke’s version of the Lord’s Prayer—shorter, more concise, more "to the point." It gives us the opportunity this week to take a look at probably the world’s most popular Christian ... Read More »

7-7-2019 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 7/08/19

 

Homily

14th Sunday in OT / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

I have been studying the writings of St. Paul from my earliest days in the seminary—listening to them in the liturgy, teaching them in the classroom, and preaching them at Mass.

That being said, I ... Read More »

6-30-2019 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 7/01/19

 

Homily

13th Sunday in OT / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

One of the temptations that all of us face as Christians is to see Jesus as just another great figure in history—one of many great teachers, one of many great philosophers, one of many great ... Read More »

6-23-2019 The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

Posted by Alex Chan on 6/24/19

 

Homily

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

We celebrate today the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of our Lord, the last of the solemnities that follow upon Easter and precede our return to the Sundays ... Read More »

6-16-2019 The Most Holy Trinity

Posted by Alex Chan on 6/17/19

 

Homily

Trinity Sunday / OT / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

We come to Trinity Sunday, sometimes called a "preacher’s nightmare." But I’ve come to peace with it over the years. After my theological studies, and as a young priest, I thought "no one can explain ... Read More »

6-9-2019 Pentecost Sunday

Posted by Alex Chan on 6/10/19

 

Homily

Pentecost / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

We celebrate today the great feast of Pentecost—the 1) coming of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples, 2) the "birthday" of the church, and 3) the conclusion of the Paschal Mystery that we have been celebrating since Holy ... Read More »

6-2-2019 Ascension Of the Lord

Posted by Alex Chan on 6/03/19

 

Homily

Ascension / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

We come to the important, but largely misunderstood, Feast of the Ascension—there is even confusion when to celebrate it! Most Catholics are a bit mystified by the feast: we understand Easter, we understand Pentecost, but what is this ... Read More »

5-26-2019 6th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Alex Chan on 5/28/19

 

Homily

Easter VI / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

During the Easter season, our second reading is from the Book of Revelation—the final book of the Bible. And like any "final book," we pay close attention to it. In a sense, our reading today brings the ... Read More »

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