Homilies from January, 2021

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily / January 24th, 2021 The Gospels for this early part of the year, this Ordinary Time in the Church year talk a lot about the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. And one of the first things that he does is to choose...

The Baptism of the Lord

Homily / January 10th, 2021 If you are an inquisitive person, this celebration of the Baptism of Jesus should raise questions with you and me: in the first place, why was Jesus baptized? Did he have to be baptized? If he was...

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily / January 17th, 2021 When I prepare a homily, I start by reading the readings over and over throughout the week. It amazes me how by the end of the week, I find something in those readings that I hadn’t noticed...

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Homily / January 1st, 2021 We all breath a deep sigh of relief that 2020 has ended. And we hold tight to the words of blessing in the first reading as we stand on the very brink of a new year. This morning, we find ourselves...