Latest Homilies

Holy Thurday

Homily / April 18 The Passion was read last Sunday for Palm Sunday and we will hear it again tomorrow for Good Friday. As I listened to it this year, one line particularly caught my attention. You will remember how Pilate was in...

Easter Vigil

Homi;y / Easter Vigil For those of you who are visitors, here at St. Francis, there are incarcerated men who offer volunteer service every weekend – cleaning and working on the parish property. Some of them come every...

First Sunday of Lent

Homily / March 10 The First Sunday of Lent always features the story of Jesus’ temptation in the desert by the devil. But today’s story of the temptation in the desert comes from Luke which offers just a little...

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily / February 24, 2019 There are moments in life when a simple statement says it all. An example is the epitaph that goes on someone’s tombstone. An epitaph is meant to summarize the life of the deceased person in a...