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January 2020 archive of Msgr. Pat's Homilies

January 2020 archive of Msgr. Pat's Homilies

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 »

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 »

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