Browsing the January 2019 archive of Homilies

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 1/29/19

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Today, we begin the Gospel of Luke the Evangelist.    We don't have to guess why Luke decided to chronicle the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; he tells us right at the beginning.    He tells us that the writings of others have inspired ... Read More »

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 1/25/19

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

St. John tells us that changing water into wine at Cana – was the beginning of many signs – that would reveal Jesus as the Son of God

This sign is a striking one - filled with symbolism. Cana ... Read More »

Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Vici Armsby on 1/14/19

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD - Rev. Randall P. Patterson

The Baptism of the Lord marks the end of the Christmas Season. It’s a significant moment for Jesus – as he begins his public ministry. It’s a significant moment for us who have been baptized. Why – how so?

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Feast of the Epiphany

Posted by Vici Armsby on 1/07/19

EPIPHANY - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

Epiphany - one of the oldest feasts of the Christian calendar - celebrates the manifestation of Christ to the world. It’s the high point of the Christmas season. The Magi follow the star searching for the newborn king and when they find him ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Advent

Posted by Vici Armsby on 1/07/19

                  THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

As Christmas approaches – the liturgy for this 4th Sunday of Advent – invites to reflect - on the feast we are about to celebrate – in order to appreciate better the gift that is given to us.

Jesus was born not ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception December 8, 2018

Posted by Vici Armsby on 1/04/19

SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACUALTE CONCEPTION - Fr. Patterson

Bernadette Soubirous was a 14-year-old French peasant girl who encountered visions of a woman named Mary on a hillside grotto.   Because of her low social standing – no one believed her – but the visions continued. Finally – the local priest ... Read More »