Latest Homilies

“Here I am, you called me.”

Homily for January 14, 2018 (2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time) 1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19; 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20; John 1:35-42 “Here I am, you called me.” That was the response of young Samuel when he thought he heard...

We are all God’s children

Homily for January 7, 2018 (The Epihany of the Lord) Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 They call it La Bestia in Spanish.  In English it’s “The Beast,” the network of freight trains that...

Holy Families

Homily December 31, 2017 (Feast of the Holy Family) Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14; Psalm 105; Hebrews 11:8, 11-12, 17-19; Luke 2:22-40 Sometimes we can idealize the Holy Family.   We look at their images on a Christmas card or...

Reflecting on the house of the LORD that you have built in your heart

Homily for December 24, 2017 (4th Sunday of Advent) 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Psalm 89; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38 What you do if a rich and powerful ruler offered to build you a house?”  Most of us would...