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Msgr. Pat's Homilies

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 »

1-5-2020 Epiphany

Posted by Alex Chan on 1/07/20

 

Homily

Epiphany / A / 2020

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

We celebrate today the great Feast of the Epiphany—we are still in the Christmas season, celebrating the Incarnation of Christ. The word epiphany means "manifestation," or "appearance," or "revelation" itself. Jesus has been born into the world—God has ... Read More »

12-22-2019 4th Sunday of Advent

Posted by Alex Chan on 1/07/20

 

Homily

Advent IV / A / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

We come to the 4th Sunday of Advent, the end of the Advent season, and our readings today teach us a very important spiritual lesson.

A little background first. Some scripture scholars call the Bible subversive—but subversive ... Read More »

12-15-2019 3rd Sunday of Advent

Posted by Alex Chan on 12/16/19

 

Homily

Advent III / A / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

On this third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday (from the opening antiphon, "Rejoice in the Lord always") we hear about John the Baptist. John and Isaiah are the two important prophets in this Advent season. In fact, ... Read More »

12-8-2019 2nd Sunday od Advent

Posted by Alex Chan on 12/09/19

 

Homily

Advent II / A / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Last week in my homily I spoke about preparing for the coming of the Lord. I used that great image from the second chapter of the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, the image of the Lord’s Holy ... Read More »

12-01-2019 1st Sunday of Advent

Posted by Alex Chan on 12/02/19

 

Homily

Advent I / A / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

A "happy new year" to all as we gather on this First Sunday of Advent—a new liturgical year.

For many people, Advent is their favorite season, coming as it does just before Christmas. Advent is a season ... Read More »

11-24-2019 Christ the King

Posted by Alex Chan on 11/25/19

 

Homily

34th Sunday in OT / Feast of Christ the King / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

We celebrate today the Feast of Christ the King, the final Sunday of the Church’s liturgical year, the culmination of all the Sundays we have celebrated in this Cathedral.

... Read More »

11-17-2019 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 11/18/19

 

Homily

33rd Sunday in OT / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

As we come to the end of the Church’s liturgical year—next Sunday is Christ the King—our readings turn apocalyptic. The word apocalyptic usually has reference to "the end," the end of the world, the end ... Read More »

11-10-2019 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 11/12/19

 

Homily

32nd Sunday in OT / C / 2019

Father Patrick S. Brennan

The English poet John Keats died in Rome in 1821, and he was buried in the Protestant Cemetery. One can visit his grave today, along with that of Shelley—two great English Romantic poets, both buried ... Read More »

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