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Msgr. Pat's Homilies

Msgr. Pat's Homilies

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 »

4-1-2018 Easter Sunday

Posted by Alex Chan on 4/02/18

 

Homily

Easter I / B / 2018

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 »

3-18-2018 Fifth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 3/19/18

 

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, classic readings, readings directed to our catechumens who will receive the Easter sacraments, but directed also ... Read More »

3-11-2018 Fourth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 3/12/18

 

Homily

Lent IV / B / 2018 / The Man Born Blind

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 »

3-04-2018 Third Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 3/05/18

 

Homily

Lent III / Woman at the Well / A / 2018

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 a "Baptismal catechesis," ... Read More »

2-25-2018 Second Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 2/26/18

 

Homily

Lent II / B / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Each Lent, on the Second Sunday, we read the Gospel account of the Transfiguration— Jesus, on a high mountain, "transfigured," in the presence of Peter, James, and John. The account has always fascinated me—and many others through ... Read More »

2-18-2018 First Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 2/20/18

 

Homily

Lent I / B / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Last Wednesday we began the season of Lent—Ash Wednesday, a day to remember our mortality (ashes) and to acknowledge our sins. Today, we gather as a parish community to continue our journey towards Easter—from the desert to ... Read More »

2-11-2018 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 2/12/18

 

Homily

6th Sunday in OT / B / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

The Gospel today presents one of the great scenes in the ministry of Jesus. And like all great scenes in the Gospel, it is also an icon of the spiritual life. We recall that Jesus ... Read More »

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