Navigating by Lighthouse: A Lesson in Humility

Homily for the First Sunday of Lent | Year B | February 18, 2024 One very dark and foggy night in the waters off the coast of Newfoundland, the captain of a large ship saw a tiny light moving toward him in the distance.  He told the radio operator to […]

Embracing the Unclean: St. Francis and the Healing Power of Love

Homily for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time | Year B | February 11, 2024 Most of us are familiar with St. Francis of Assisi, the Italian 12th century poor Friar best known for his love of nature and animals.   However, the turning point in the life of the real […]

Simon Peter’s Wife: A Mystery Unraveled

Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time | Year B | February 4, 2024 Last week we saw Jesus the exorcist, casting out unclean spirits. This week we witness Jesus the healer.  Jesus heals Peter’s mother-in-law in today’s gospel story.  I have a favorite mother-in-law joke.  It goes like […]

The Divine Authority of Jesus

Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time | Year B | January 28, 2024 The power of Jesus words was astonishing. No one had seen or heard anything like this before. He teaches “with authority, not like the scribes.” The typical rabbi would always quote sources, referring to the […]

Come After Me

Homily for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year B | January 21, 2024 Today we hear Jesus call the fishermen by the sea of Galilee, saying “come follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” combined with the story of Jonah in the Old Testament.  The […]

The Call to Follow Jesus

Homily for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year B | Holy Trinity Catholic Church |January 14, 2024 The Call to Follow Jesus 1 Sam 3:3b-10,19; 1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20; John 1:35-42 As this new liturgical year begins, we are presented once again with the original “call to follow […]