Homilies

A Call to the 50 Percent

2nd Sunday of Lent – Transfiguration Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. This wonderfully ambiguous sentence launches us into a very profound event in Jesus’ ministry, an event that is more about the disciples then Jesus, and more about us than we realize. So, the first question is – who is doing […]

Fr. Gerard’s Corner – Nov. 11th

In the patriarchal societies in which these two widows lived, widowhood was an especially dangerous condition. When a woman married, she left the safety of her household and became dependent on her husband. If her husband died, she not only lost her partner, she lost her source of income, her economic standing, her social support, and likely her inheritance rights.  No wonder […]

Sunday, September 9

23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time B (Is 35:4-7; Jas 2:1-5; Mk 7:31-37) By John H. Howard, C.J.M Although the words of Scriptures we read today were written long ago, God always speak to us in the present. When it was proclaimed by the prophets or by Jesus himself, it had an immediate application but also […]

Stewardship Reflection – July 15th

“He instructed them to take nothing for the journey.” When Jesus sent his Apostles out, He sent them “two by two,” and He basically commanded them to take nothing on the journey: “no food, no sack, no money in their belts.” The point of the Lord is that all they needed was to trust in God. Jesus more or less says the same thing to us. […]