Homilies tagged with ‘Easter Season’

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May 19, 2019 – 5th Sunday of Easter (C)


Rev. Joseph Keating 5th Sunday of Easter (C) Homily Are you an optimist or a pessimist? We all know the classic test for this question is to look at a partially-filled glass and to ask whether it’s half-full or half-empty. The optimist says it’s half-full, and the pessimist says that it’s half-empty. But in Eastern […]

May 6, 2018 – Sixth Sunday of Easter (B)

Is God really present and active in the world?  It’s a question that lies on the minds of so many people today.  And I think that the answer is a resounding, unquestionable YES.  But it all depends on our understanding of who God is.  We have the key in our readings today. “Whoever is without […]

April 29, 2018 – Fifth Sunday of Easter (B)

The process of growing grapes is very finicky and precise, and, in many ways, it is counterintuitive.  Whereas, for just about any cash crop, one needs to find fertile soil, give the plants plentiful water, rotate the crops, and begin each season by planting new seed,by contrast, with grapes, it’s different.  The best soil for […]

April 15, 2018 – Third Sunday of Easter (B)

Today we continue our celebration, overcome with Paschal joy, because Christ is risen, alleluia!  We rejoice because he is risen, and this is the central proclamation of our faith, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, and rose again on the third day! I often think, especially in this season, what […]

May 21, 2017 – 6th Sunday of Easter (A)

Well, after last week’s movie-themed birthday party, I feel obligated now to come up with a movie reference in this week’s homily.  But the readings this week don’t so much lend themselves to a particular movie.  Rather, they remind me of a movie trailer.  Hollywood pretty much has movie trailers down to a science. There’s […]