Browsing the 2018 archive of Homilies

Solemnity of Christ the King - Deacon

Posted by Vici Armsby on 11/26/18

SOLEMINTY OF CHRIST THE KING ~ Deacon Brian Lewis

On this last Sunday of the liturgical year, we celebrate the Solemnity Christ, the King of the Universe who comes to reveal the Truth of God's great love for all of us. Jesus' kingship was foretold in the Annunciation. The ... Read More »

Solemnity of Christ the King

Posted by Vici Armsby on 11/26/18

SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING - Rev. Randall P. Patterson

The solemnity we are celebrating today may seem very outdated. Unless we live in a monarchy – we don’t do kings – we prize individualism – why would anyone kneel before a monarch – even the ones - we enjoy ... Read More »

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 11/19/18

32nd  SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Rev. Randall P. Patterson 

It’s easy for us to see - how the 1st reading and the gospel - complement one another.

Prophets - like Elijah - remind us that being faithful to the law is more than rigid conformity – faith must ... Read More »

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 11/05/18

31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Rev. Randall P. Patterson

It was in 7th grade – by now ancient history – that I learned -  the importance of showing my work. It was a math class - and although I had worked out the right answer - I did ... Read More »

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 10/30/18

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon Brian Lewis

Poor, blind Bartimaeus encounters Jesus on the road leaving Jericho in today's gospel. The whole story takes only a few minutes but it shows us essential elements of discipleship; to see with the eyes of faith and to follow Jesus. ... Read More »

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 10/25/18

 29th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

I can only imagine - just how - indignant the other ten disciples were when James and John asked Jesus their question – “Grant that in your glory we may sit one at your right and the other at ... Read More »

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 10/15/18

28th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

Jesus challenges all of us in today’s gospel. A man comes running up to him with a question. The gospel doesn’t say where or when this happened - it doesn’t even give us the man’s name - it could ... Read More »

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 10/09/18

27th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

The Scriptures today remind us that marriage is permanent and indissoluble – inspiring for some – painful for others. One of my favorite statements about marriage is: the shortest sentence in the English language is “I am, the longest ... Read More »

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 10/05/18

19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

We are still reading from Chapter 6 of St. John’s gospel – the great teaching on the Eucharist – the heart of our Catholic faith. Recall that this teaching happened because of the miracle of the loaves and the ... Read More »

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 8/07/18

18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  - Fr. Randall Patterson

Last Sunday we broke from St. Mark’s Gospel to read Chap 6 of St. John’s Gospel. This break will continue today and for the next 3 Sundays. Chapter 6 contains Jesus’ momentous teaching about himself as the Bread of Life. ... Read More »