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Msgr. Pat's Homilies

Msgr. Pat's Homilies

12-9-2018 Second Sunday of Advent

Posted by Alex Chan on 12/10/18

 

Homily

Advent II / C / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Last week—with the apocalyptic reading that spoke of the sun, moon, and stars falling from the sky—I spoke about the breakdown of the old world and the arrival of the new. When Jesus comes, all of the ... Read More »

12-2-2018 First Sunday of Advent

Posted by Alex Chan on 12/05/18

 

Homily

Advent I / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Today is New Year’s Day in the Church—the First Sunday of Advent and the beginning of a new liturgical year. We move from "Year B" to "Year C," from the year of Mark to the year of ... Read More »

11-25-2018 Christ the King

Posted by Alex Chan on 11/26/18

 

Homily

34th Sunday in OT / B / 2018 / Christ the King

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Today is the final Sunday of our Church’s liturgical year, a Sunday that we call Christ the King. I’ve often wondered how best to understand this Sunday. Sometimes what is most ... Read More »

11-18-2018 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 11/19/18

 

Homily

33rd Sunday in OT / B

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

As we come closer to the end of the Church’s liturgical year, our readings begin to focus on "the end." We see this in our first and third readings today—a reading from the Book of Daniel, and ... Read More »

11-11-2018 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 11/13/18

 

Homily

32nd Sunday in OT / B / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Our readings today feature two widows—two widows who teach us a few valuable lessons in the spiritual life. And I’ll tell you one of them now, so you can think about it as we go ... Read More »

11-04-2018 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 11/05/18

 

Homily

31st Sunday in OT / B / 2018 / Requiem

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

I want to welcome everyone to this special liturgy of love and remembrance—we remember our beloved dead, those buried from our Cathedral, but all the dead. And I might add in particular those ... Read More »

10-28-2018 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 10/29/18

 

Homily

30th Sunday in OT / B / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Our first reading today from Jeremiah presents one of the most important themes of the Bible: exile and return. The other major motif that flows through the Bible is Exodus: the liberation of Israel from ... Read More »

10-21-2018 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 10/26/18

 

Homily

29th Sunday in OT / B / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

A recent survey of first-year college students across the United States asked the question, What does success mean to you? The responses, not surprisingly, focused on three things: money, sex, and power. Most equated success ... Read More »

10-14-2018 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 10/15/18

 

Homily

28th Sunday in OT / B / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Today’s first reading from the Book of Wisdom, and the Gospel from Mark, are closely tied and give us a fundamental principle of the spiritual life—not an easy principle, because it deals with possessions and ... Read More »

10-07-2018 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 10/08/18

 

Homily

27th Sunday in OT / B / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

This morning I would like to comment on our first reading, from the Book of Genesis, regarding creation—and, in particular, the place of marriage in creation. Only in recent years have I come to see ... Read More »

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