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Msgr. Pat's Homilies

Msgr. Pat's Homilies

4-21-2019 Easter Sunday

Posted by Alex Chan on 4/22/19

 

Homily

Easter I / C / 2019

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 »

4-7-2019 5th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 4/10/19

 

Homily

Lent V / B / A / 2018 / Raising of Lazarus

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

For the last two weeks we have been reading from the Gospel of John—important readings directed to our Catechumens (Elect) and candidates who will receive the Easter sacraments, but directed also ... Read More »

3-31-2019 4th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 4/01/19

Homily

Lent IV / C / A / The Man Born Blind/ 2019

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 »

3-24-2019 3rd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 3/25/19

 

Homily

Lent III / C / A / 2019 / The Woman at the Well

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 ... Read More »

3-17-2019 2nd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 3/18/19

 

Homily

Lent II / C / Transfiguration / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

All three of our readings today inspire a sense of awe and mystery—they point to a world beyond our own, a transcendent world, from natural to supernatural, from earth to heaven.

In the first reading, ... Read More »

3-3-2019 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 3/04/19

 

Homily

8th Sunday / OT / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

For the past few weeks we have been listening to St. Luke’s "Sermon on the Plain." It’s like Matthew’s "Sermon on the Mount," the core of Jesus teachings that he probably repeated from place to ... Read More »

2-17-2019 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 2/19/19

 

Homily

6th Sunday in OT / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

I’m going to preach on our first reading today from the Prophet Jeremiah—despite the fact that our Gospel today is very important: Luke’s Sermon on the Plain. But I’m trying to stretch my appreciation of ... Read More »

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 »

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