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Msgr. Pat's Homilies

Msgr. Pat's Homilies

9-17-2017 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 9/18/17

 

Homily

24th Sunday In OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

I don’t often preach on St. Paul, but today I want to say a few words about our short second reading, taken from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans. Paul’s letter is full of pithy ... Read More »

9-10-2017 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 9/11/17

 

Homily

23rd Sunday in OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

A couple of weeks ago we heard that Jesus would build his new community on the rock solid confession of Peter, that "Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of God." This Church, this new community, ... Read More »

9-3-2017 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 9/05/17

 

Homily

22nd Sunday in OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

The Gospel today is a continuation of last week’s Gospel, the scene in which Peter calls Jesus "the Christ, the Son of the living God." In turn, Jesus calls Peter "the Rock," and on that ... Read More »

8-27-2017 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 8/28/17

 

Homily

21st Sunday in OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Today’s Gospel marks a turning point in the Gospel of Matthew—the confession of Peter at Caesarea Philippi. Up to this point, Jesus has been teaching the disciples about the Kingdom. He has also given indication ... Read More »

8-13-2017 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 8/14/17

 

Homily

19th Sunday in OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Our readings today focus on two men of God: the prophet Elijah and the apostle Peter, both men very different, but both of them models for our faith.

The story of Elijah comes to us ... Read More »

8-6-2017 Transfiguration of the Lord

Posted by Alex Chan on 8/08/17

 

Homily

18th Sunday in OT / Transfiguration / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Today we celebrate the great Feast of the Transfiguration. The feast gives us the opportunity to talk about a word we don’t use very often: deification. Becoming God or God-like. I know that ... Read More »

7-30-2017 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 7/31/17

 

Homily

17th Sunday in OT / A / 2017

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Our short Gospel today gives us two parables. One speaks of a "treasure." And one speaks of a "pearl." Both words are evocative, expansive, pleasing, mysterious—like the Kingdom itself, they "tickle our minds," as all ... Read More »

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 »

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