HOMILY – 2nd Sunday In Ordinary Time – Cycle B

This homily I gave on January 17th and 18th 2009. The readings were 1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19 (where the Lord calls young Samuel at night); 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20; with the Gospel Jn 1:35-42, where Jesus calls his first disciples. This one was a bit more spiritually practical in approach, …

HOMILY – Christmas Vigil 2008

This one was from the Christmas Vigil 2008, after I had just proclaimed the LONG VERSION of the geneaology of Jesus from the beginnning of St. Matthew’s Gospel. I thought this one was good – full of Christology, the Incarnation and lots of “Creator of the Universe” language. what worries …

HOMILY – 3rd Sunday Of Advent – Cycle B

This was given on December 13th and 14th, 2008. The readings were Is. 61:1-2a, 10-11; 1 Thess. 5:16-24; with the Gospel 1:6-8, 19-28, which was about John the Baptist being the “voice crying in the wilderness.” This one I think was my first real home run – I got more …

HOMILY – Feast of St John Lateran

This homily was given on November 8th, 2008. The readings were Ezekiel 47:1-2,8-9, 12; I Collosians 3:9-11,16-17; and the gospel was John 2:13-22, the cleansing of the temple. This one is one which worked very well – I think I was starting to find my voice. “Today is a day …