Homilies from December 2016

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December 25, 2016 – Nativity of the Lord


My dear brothers and sisters, finally I can truly wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Today is born for us a Savior—Christ the Lord!  Christmas is truly a time of rejoicing, and we who are gathered today for Mass understand the source of that joy, the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ. For […]

December 18, 2016 – 4th Sunday of Advent


Have you ever asked God to give you a sign?  I know that I did plenty of times when I was discerning seminary.  Usually it went something like this:  “OK God, if the next person to walk around the corner is a pretty girl, then I’ll know I’m supposed to get married.  If not, then […]

December 11, 2016 – 3rd Sunday of Advent


Brothers and Sisters in Christ the key words for us today are rejoicing and prophecy.  We rejoice because Jesus is present, among us today, right now in this Holy Mass and as His disciples we are called to leave here today, strengthened and nourished to be His prophets. As we enter into this 3rd week […]

December 4, 2016 – 2nd Sunday of Advent (A)


Well, we are one week closer to Christmas, and since we are in Advent, we have just begun a new liturgical year.  As you know, last year was a jubilee year, the Year of Mercy, declared by the Holy Father.  A few weeks ago, one of my parishioners asked me, “since the Year of Mercy […]