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Msgr. Pat's Homilies

Msgr. Pat's Homilies

1-13-2019 Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Alex Chan on 1/14/19

 

Homily

Christmas / Baptism of the Lord / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Today we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord—the end of the Christmas season. And this feast gives us the opportunity to talk about Baptism—the sacrament that probably all of us have received, but ... Read More »

1-06-2019 The Epiphany of the Lord

Posted by Alex Chan on 1/08/19

 

Homily

Christmas / Epiphany / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

We come to the Feast of the Epiphany—a beautiful feast of light, color, and drama—that gives us the opportunity to look at a phenomenon today that is very common: people who say that they are "spiritual" ... Read More »

12-30-2018 Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Posted by Alex Chan on 1/08/19

 

Homily

Feast of the Holy Family / C / II / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

We celebrate today the Feast of the Holy Family. Many people will tell you what makes a family happy, integrated, functional, and so forth. But the feast today, and our readings, tell ... Read More »

12-23-2018 Fourth Sunday of Advent

Posted by Alex Chan on 1/08/19

 

Homily

Advent IV / C / 2018

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

We come to the 4th Sunday of Advent, the conclusion of our preparation for the great feast of Christmas. Our readings today reflect that proximity, that closeness to Christmas, with readings from the prophet Micah and the ... Read More »

12-16-2018 Third Sunday of Advent

Posted by Alex Chan on 12/17/18

 

Homily

Advent III / C / 2108 / Gaudete!

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

This third Sunday of Advent is called "Gaudete" Sunday, Rejoice Sunday, from the first word of the entrance antiphon for the Mass: "Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I say rejoice!" The same words are ... Read More »

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 »

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