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2019 archive of Msgr. Pat's Homilies

2019 archive of Msgr. Pat's Homilies

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 »

5-19-2019 5th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Alex Chan on 5/20/19

 

Homily

Easter V / 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 »

5-12-2019 4th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Alex Chan on 5/13/19

 

Homily

Easter IV / Good Shepherd / C / 2019

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 Rome, you will find that the most common image of Jesus ... Read More »

5-5-2019 3rd Sunday of Easter

Posted by Alex Chan on 5/06/19

 

Homily

Easter III / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

On these Sundays after Easter, we read the various Resurrection appearances of Jesus to the disciples. Last week, the disciples were in a locked room, fearful of the Jews, when Jesus appeared and said to them, "Peace, ... Read More »

4-28-2019 2nd Sunday of Easter Divine Mercy

Posted by Alex Chan on 4/29/19

 

Homily

Easter II / C / Divine Mercy / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

A happy Easter to all, as we come together on this second Sunday of Easter (or, the Sunday within the Octave of Easter, or Low Sunday, or "quasi modo Sunday," and so on). This ... Read More »

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 »

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