St. Mary's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Msgr. Pat's Homilies

Msgr. Pat's Homilies

6-10-2018 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 6/11/18

 

Homily

10th Sunday in OT / B / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

We are back into OT—and the numbered Sundays. Today, the 10th Sunday in "order" (thus "ordinary time"). I don’t know about you, but I like getting back into this "ordinary season" after the richness of ... Read More »

6-3-2018 The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

Posted by Alex Chan on 6/04/18

 

Homily

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ / B / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

When I was growing up, my religious education was basically the Baltimore Catechism. In a sense, I’m glad, because it gave me a pretty good understanding of the Church before the ... Read More »

5-27-2018 The Most Holy Trinity

Posted by Alex Chan on 5/29/18

 

Homily

OT / Trinity Sunday / B / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Trinity Sunday is sometimes called "a preacher’s nightmare" because the topic Trinity is a difficult one to explain—or to preach. But over the years, I’ve discovered that there are two sides to this Trinity coin: ... Read More »

5-20-2018 Pentecost Sunday

Posted by Alex Chan on 5/21/18

 

Homily

Pentecost / B / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Today is Pentecost, the Feast of the Holy Spirit, and with St. Paul in our second reading, I want to speak about the "works of the flesh" and the "works of the Spirit." St. Paul is very concrete ... Read More »

5-13-2018 The Ascension of the Lord

Posted by Alex Chan on 5/14/18

 

Homily

Easter / Ascension / B / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

I would be the first to admit that the Ascension is difficult to explain. Fitting between the Resurrection of Jesus and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, it is hard to understand its place ... Read More »

5-6-2018 Sixth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Alex Chan on 5/07/18

 

Homily

Easter VI / B / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Sometimes, embedded in our readings, is a key that opens up a whole new world of thought. Today’s Gospel contains one of those keys, and it tells us something important about Christian spirituality.

And it is this: ... Read More »

4-29-2018 Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Alex Chan on 4/30/18

 

Homily

Easter V / B / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

As you know, the first reading during the Easter season is taken from the Acts of the Apostles—a kind of history and treatise of the founding of Christianity. I know that Acts is not everyone’s "cup of ... Read More »

4-22-2018 Fourth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Alex Chan on 4/23/18

 

Homily

Easter IV / Good Shepherd / B / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Today is Good Shepherd Sunday—a Sunday to consider the image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd. If you visit the ancient catacombs in the Rome, you will find that the most common image of ... Read More »

4-15-2018 Third Sunday of Easter

Posted by Alex Chan on 4/16/18

 

Homily

Easter III / B / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

For the past two weeks, in our readings, we have been hearing about the Easter appearances of Jesus and the post-Easter preaching of the disciples. Central to both of these is an important theme—but a theme that ... Read More »

4-8-2018 Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy)

Posted by Alex Chan on 4/09/18

 

Homily

Easter II / Divine Mercy / B / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Perhaps no Sunday in the entire liturgical year has had more names than this Second Sunday of Easter (or, the Sunday within the Octave of Easter). 1) In the old missal, it was the ... Read More »

Subscribe

RSS Feed

Archive