Saturday, June 22, 2019

Homily: Corpus Christi 2019



This weekend we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi and the Gospel provides us one of the six accounts of the multiplication of loaves and fishes – the only miracle recorded by all four Gospel writers. Maybe you have noticed a particular line in the Gospel, which I have missed all these years.  What is that line and why is it so important in yielding the key to unlock the meaning of this well told story – and thus of this Feast Day?

Check it out!

To listen to the podcast of the homily, click here

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For the readings of the Sunday, click here

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Homily: Fifth Sunday of Easter

(c) Ivan Guaderrama

This weekend’s Gospel from John drops us in at the end of the Last Supper as Jesus gives his disciples a new commandment on how to live and love. The old directive was to ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’  Jesus takes this up a few notches and says we are to love another as Christ loved us. So, what does that kind of love – depth of love – Christ centered love - look like? 


Perhaps the easiest way to understand this is through stories by Parker Palmer, Jean Vanier and Greg Boyle. Take a listen to the invitation that is before us each and every day – of how we are called to “ventilate the world” with love, tenderness, compassion, forgiveness and mercy. 

To listen to a podcast of the homily, click here

For the text of the homily, click here

For the readings of the day, click here

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Homily: Fifth Sunday of Lent



This weekend’s Gospel is the story of the adulterous woman who is about to be stoned with the scribes and the Pharisees having Jesus caught between a rock and a hard place (bad pun). We all know how the story ends – but what was Jesus really teaching those gathered in the Temple?  Take a second look and you will find the deeper lesson of this Gospel – one that is so often missed…because it just may be hitting too close to home.  Check it out…

To listen to a pod cast of the homily, click here

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For the reading of this Sunday, click here

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Homily: Second Sunday of Lent



Every year on the second Sunday of Lent we hear the Gospel story of the Transfiguration. A story that speaks of the brilliant LIGHT of Christ shining on all gathered – but juxtaposed with the dark Cloud of God which casts shadows and frightens. I think we can all find it easy to associate the Divine with the Light of Christ…but with darkness?

See how the story of a starving 10 year old Ecuadorian girl can possibly shed light onto your darkness…


To listen to a podcast of the homily, click here

For a text of the homily, click here

For the readings of this Sunday, click here

To purchase The Poor Save Us, by Megan McKenna, click here

Friday, March 8, 2019

Homily: Ash Wednesday

(c) Bro. Mickey McGrath

This past Wednesday Christians came together to be marked on the forehead with ashes, beginning the 40 day journey of Lent. Most have figured out some favorite food or activity to give up, which is all well and good.  But what about looking at the way we pray.  Sure we come to church…we say our prayers at home…but do we pray as Jesus taught us how to pray?

The Gospel tells us that Jesus taught his disciples to stop babbling words, for God already knows what you need;  instead, go to your inner room, close the door and to pray in secret. What is Jesus talking about? What does that look like?  How does that help me? How does that transform me…and others?

Check it all out….

To listen to a podcast of the homily, click here

For the text of the homily, click here

For the readings of the day, click here