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September 2019 archive of Msgr. Pat's Homilies

September 2019 archive of Msgr. Pat's Homilies

9-29-2019 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 9/30/19

 

Homily

26th Sunday in OT / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Pope Benedict once said that the Church does three essential things: 1) worships God, 2) evangelizes, and 3) cares for the poor. That is an entire "ecclesiology" in just a few words! Interestingly, each of ... Read More »

9-22-2019 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 9/23/19

 

Homily

25th Sunday in OT / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

I want to say a few words this morning about our 1st and 2nd readings—one from the Prophet Amos and one from St. Paul’s 1st Letter to Timothy. These readings sum up the Church’s attitude ... Read More »

9-15-2019 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 9/16/19

 

Homily

24th Sunday in OT / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

I read the "shorter version" of our Gospel today, but I want to say just a word about the two parables I skipped—two parables that are very familiar to us: the "lost sheep" and the ... Read More »

9-8-2019 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 9/09/19

 

Homily

23rd Sunday in OT / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

The Gospel today is one of the most challenging in all the scriptures, and it asks us an important question: who, or what, is the center of my life?

Jesus turns to the crowd and ... Read More »

9-1-2019 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 9/03/19

 

Homily

22nd Sunday in OT / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

Our readings today are about humility—a fundamental virtue in the moral and spiritual life. Bernard of Clairvaux, when asked the most important Christian virtues, said, "humility, humility, humility." Catherine of Siena had a vision in ... Read More »

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