Sermons from November 2015

1st Sunday of Advent

Sundays Readings: Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalms 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14; 1 Thes 3:12-4:2; Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 From the Pastor’s Desk…    A Time to Wait and Hope. We call Advent an “ardent time”, a time of contrasts. Advent begins the liturgical year, yet it is already speaking to us of the end of time. We prepare ourselves for the birth of Christ, His first arrival, yet […]

Solemnity Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Sunday’s readings: Daniel 7:13-14; Psalm 93:1, 1-2, 5; Revelation 1:5-8; John 18:33B-37 From the Pastor’s Desk…   The King of Hearts Jesus Christ is Our Lord! “To Him was given all power, honor and the Kingdom”. We believe that He is the incarnate Son of God in Jesus of Nazareth; He is a brother that has been glorified; He is the Word of God who has saved […]

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday’s Readings: Daniel 12:1-3; Psalm 16:5, 8, 9-10, 11, Hebrews 10:11-14, 18; Mark 13:24-32 From the Pastor’s Desk…  Until the end of the world When we suddenly find ourselves in difficult times, due to the mysterious or to the unknown, these times may provoke in us a mixture of fear and hope. This occurs to us when we glimpse the imminence of death. Death is […]

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday’s Readings 1 Kings 17:10-16; Psalm 146:7, 8-10; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44 From the Pastor’s Desk…  “We trust because we believe” We all experience times when trusting in God just doesn’t seem to make sense. It may be the sudden death of a spouse or a child, learning one has a terminal illness or being laid […]

Solemnity of All Saints

Sunday’s Readings Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14; PS 24:1BC-2, 3-4AB, 5-6; 1-John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12 From the Pastor’s Desk…  Feast of All Saints We start this article with the question: Who are the saints? I think a little girl in catechism class gave a good definition in answer to this question: “Saints are those men and women that are […]