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Msgr. Pat's Homilies

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

 

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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 »

10-27-2019 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 11/01/19

 

Homily

30th Sunday in OT / C / 2019

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

I don’t often preach on St. Paul, but this Sunday I want to preach on our second reading, from St. Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy. This is one of St. Paul’s final letters, written in ... Read More »

10-20-2019 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Alex Chan on 10/21/19

 

Homily

29th Sunday in OT/ C / 2019 / Stewardship

Msgr. Patrick S. Brennan

This is the third and final week of our focus on parish finances.

The first week we had a personal witness from one of our parishioners about the importance of St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish ... Read More »

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