Homilies

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time by Fr. Gerard Jonas

Homily of 30 September 2018

Nm 11:25-29, Ps 19: 8,10,12-13,14; Jas 5:1-6, Mk 9:38-43,45,47-48

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time by Fr. Gerard Jonas

Homily of 19 August 2018

Prov 9:1-6; Ps 34(33):2-3.4-5.6-7; Eph 5:15-20; John 6:51-58

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time by Fr. Guerric Heckel

Homily of 29 July 2018

2 Kings 4:42-44; Ps 145, Eph 4:1-6; John 6: 1-15

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time by Fr. Joe Tedesco

Homily of 15 July 2018

Amos 7: 12-15; Ephesians 1: 3-14; Mark 6: 7 – 13

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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – From Race to Grace

Homily of 1 July 2018

Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24; 2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15; Mark 5:21-43

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Corpus Christi 2018 by Fr. Joe Tedesco

Homily of 3 June 2018

Exodus 24:3–8; Hebrews 9:11–15; Mark 14:12-16, 22-26

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Trinity Sunday 2018 by Abbot Stan Gumula

Homily of 27 May 2018

Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40; Romans 8:14-17; Matthew 28:16-20

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Pentecost Sunday 2018 by Fr. Joe Tedesco

Homily of 20th May 2018

Acts 2:1-11; 1 Cor 12:3B-7,12-13; JN 20:19-23

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Sixth Sunday of Easter by Fr. Gerard Jonas

Homily of 6 May 2018

Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-48; 1 John 4:7-10; John 15:9-17

“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

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St. Joseph the Worker by Fr. Gerard Jonas

Homily of 1 May 2018

Col 3:14-15, 17, 23-24; Mt 13:54-58

It’s Mayday. For us Catholics, today, we commemorate St. Joseph, the worker. This commemoration was established by Pope Pius XII in 1955, as a reminder to us that human labor brings dignity to individuals and that work is for the good of everyone, according to the example of St. Joseph, the Foster Father of Jesus Christ.

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Fifth Sunday of Easter by Fr. Guerric Heckel

Homily of 29 April 2017

John 15:1-8

Some branches produce fruit and are pruned, cared for and nurtured. Some branches do not produce fruit and are removed, thrown away and burned.

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Fourth Sunday of Easter by Abbot Stan

Homily of 22nd April 2018

Acts 4:8–12; I John 3:1-2; John 10:11-18

I am the Good Shepherd, says the Lord.  I know my own and mine know me.

I know my own and my own know me.  What, my sisters and brothers, can be sweeter than this word of the Lord Jesus?  Does this not sum up our whole Christian life?  Does this not capture in one phrase our own call and vocation to monastic life?  At the deepest part of our being, at the core of who we are, is this wonderful and awesome fact: We are known by the Lord.

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Third Sunday of Easter by Fr. Joe Tedesco

Homily of 15th April 2015

Acts 3:13-15,17-19;1 John 2:1-5a;Luke 24:35–48

We all have an awesome role to play in the Church.  And all the stories in the Acts of the Apostles, today St. Peter’s eloquent sermon, has positioned us in the marvelous continuity of the work of God from Abraham to Isaac and Jacob to Jesus, and God has lead us through our Baptismal life to be sharers in the Christ event. Our role is to preach Christ to the world.

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Easter Sunday by Fr. Gerard Jonas

Homily of 1 April 2018

Acts 10:34a,36-43; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18

Mary MacNamara, a leader in our Contemplative Eldering Team, shared how her three-and-a-half-year-old grandson asked her just out of the blue: “Grandma, are you an old person or a new person?” After some thought, she said: “Both! I’m an old person. Yet every morning when Grandma Mac gets up, she wakes up new.”

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Paschal Vigil by Abbot Stan Gumula

Homily of 31st Mach 2018

Genesis 1: 1 – 2: 2; Genesis 22: 1 – 18; Exodus 14: 15 – 15: 1; Ezekiel 36: 16 – 28; Romans 6: 3 – 11; Mark 16: 1 – 7

Go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.

These are the last words we heard in this long night of readings.  And these are the first words I speak to you tonight.  After all we have been through this past week: after the Hosannas of Palm Sunday, the joyous feast of the Last Supper on Thursday, the walking with Jesus on the way of the cross and his cruel death on Friday, the fire and the jubilant praise of Christ our Light, we are left here at an empty tomb with the simple instructions: Go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.

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