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Msgr. Pat's Homilies

3-15-2020 3rd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 3/16/20

 

Homily

Lent III / A / 2020 / The Woman at the Well / Scrutiny I

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 ... Read More »

3-8-2020 2nd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 3/09/20

 

Homily

Lent II / A / 2020

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

On this second Sunday of Lent, I want to reflect once again on the OT—continuing my "back to basics" reflections that I started last week, dealing with the Garden of Eden and the fall of humanity through ... Read More »

3-1-2020 1st Sunday of Lent

Posted by Alex Chan on 3/02/20

 

Homily

Lent I / A / 2020

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

With these readings, we enter into the holy season of Lent—a time of preparation, conversion, prayer, fasting, almsgiving—turning away from sin and being faithful to the Gospel.

Our readings today are a kind of "back to the ... Read More »

2-23-2020 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 2/24/20

 

Homily

7th Sunday in OT / A / 2020

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

For the last few weeks I have been preaching on the Old Testament text, the first reading of the Mass. I usually concentrate on the New Testament—but today’s first reading is so compelling, and so ... Read More »

2-16-2020 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 2/18/20

 

Homily

6th Sunday in OT / A / 2020

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Our readings today deal with choices: 1) which path will I choose in life, 2) what choices will I make to form my life, 3) what decisions will I make to establish my character, 4) ... Read More »

2-9-2020 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 2/10/20

 

Homily

5th Sunday in OT / A / 2020

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

In my few words this morning, I want to concentrate on the OT, our first reading today from the Prophet Isaiah—a beautiful reading that gives us some very good concrete advice—and the consequences, the benefits, ... Read More »

2-2-2020 Presentation of the Lord

Posted by Alex Chan on 2/03/20

 

Homily

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord / A / 2020

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

This year we have the happy coincidence of the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord falling on Sunday. It gives us the opportunity to look more deeply at this beautiful feast—its ... Read More »

1-26-2020 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 1/27/20

 

Homily

3rd Sunday in OT / A / 2020

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

It’s the beginning of a new year, and our Gospel today takes us to the very beginning of the public ministry of Jesus. It’s back to the basics—an annual reminder of the call we have ... Read More »

1-19-2020 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 1/21/20

 

Homily

2nd Sunday in OT / A / 2020

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

The Gospel today presents Jesus, the "Lamb of God," at his baptism by John in the Jordan River. Perhaps the question asked then is the same question we ask now: "Why was Jesus baptized?" The ... Read More »

1-12-2020 Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Alex Chan on 1/13/20

 

Homily

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord / A / 2020

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

With the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which we celebrate today, we bring to a conclusion the Christmas/Epiphany liturgical season.

1) It all started with Advent. Our Advent preparation led ... Read More »

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