Sermons from May 2017

The Ascension 2017-English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9; Ephesians 1:17-23; Matthew 28:16-20 THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM This seventh Sunday of Easter is somewhat like the proverbial “calm before the storm.” The Lord Jesus has ascended into heaven and Pentecost has not yet occurred. Rather than immediately taking up Jesus’ command to go out to all […]

Sixth Sunday of Easter 2017-English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; Psalms 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14:15-21 PEOPLE OF HOPE Throughout this Easter season the readings have drawn us into the experience of the early church. We have tasted the excitement and zeal of the first Christians. Now, with them, we listen to the words of Saint […]

Fifth Sunday of Easter 2017-English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Acts 6:1-7; Psalms 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14:1-12 THE WAY Today we sense the apostles’ trepidation as they begin to realize that the Lord would soon be leaving them. In their fear, they ask, “Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” (John 14:5). […]

Fourth Sunday of Easter 2017-English/Español

Sunday’s Readings: Acts 2:14A, 36-41; Psalms 23: 1-3A, 3B4, 5, 6; 1 Peter 2:20-25; John 10:1-10 THE CALL OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD The Twenty-third Psalm, today’s responsorial psalm, is arguably the best known of all the psalms. The line that reads “Even though I walk in the dark valley / I fear no evil; for you […]