Browsing the February 2018 archive of Homilies

2nd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Vici Armsby on 2/26/18

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

Someone once called this particular Sunday the “Sunday of mountains.” We have Abraham on Mount Moriah – the redeeming Christ on Mount Calvary – and the Transfigured Christ on Mount Tabor. We are invited to climb these mountains during Lent. ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Lent

Posted by Vici Armsby on 2/20/18

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT   - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

In Arthur Miller’s play - Death of a Salesman – the central character is Willy Loman – an aging salesman – who had been forced to work only on commission. His meager income can’t pay the bills. Yet he refuses ... Read More »

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 2/12/18

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

We begin with a question: What minority today - suffers from the oldest the most widespread the most humiliating and the most crippling bigotry in human history? It’s lepers! Lepers were expelled - not only from their family and ... Read More »

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 2/05/18

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

Sickness and the suffering of people fill a typical day in the life of Jesus. Sickness and suffering are universal experiences. Suffering doesn’t come only to the selfish - or sinful - or those who are evil. Suffering comes ... Read More »

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 2/02/18

FOURTH SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME - Deacon Brian Lewis

Today Jesus begins His public ministry, traveling All around the region of Galilee and teaching, urging people to repent and believe in the gospel.   It wasn't at all unusual for a rabbi to travel from synagogue to synagogue teaching the faith ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 2/02/18

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

Can you imagine how Simon and Andrew, and then James and John must have felt when Jesus called them?

It was a very personal moment between themselves and Jesus. Jesus calls they leave their nets they follow him.  The ... Read More »