Homily for Mother’s Day, 2023
6th Sunday of Easter – Year A
Fr. Bill offers a Homily for Mother’s Day in which he discusses modern connotations of “love” with the Love Jesus speaks of in the Bible.
7th Sunday of the Year – A
Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18
“Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Is such a thing even possible? Was Jesus serious when he said this? What are we to make of it if perfection is impossible for humanity?
Fr. Bill preaches on these words of Jesus; why they were uttered; why we are expected, even commanded to be perfect, not as a suggestion, but as a mandate; and ways God has given us to achieve this seemingly impossible command.
Homily – 6th Sunday of the Year – A
1 Corinthians 2:6-10
Fr. Bill preaches on the choice we are all given between the “wisdom of this age” and the “hidden” Wisdom that comes from God. He examines the Book of Sirach (15:15-20), the 1st Letter to the Corinthians (2:6-10) and the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:17-37) in answering the question of how God gives us a clear choice in how we are to respond to His Revelation and His Wisdom.
Who is the Mother in the Parable of the Prodigal Son?
Homily for the 24th Sunday of the Year – C
Did the Prodigal Son have a Mother? Fr. Bill explores who the Mother of the Prodigal Son may be and how she is just relevant to our role in carrying out Christ’s Command to seek out the Lost Coin and the Lost Sheep.
Homily for the 23rd Sunday of the Year
Jesus tells us we must “hate” our Mother and Father if we are to be His Disciples. Fr. Bill preaches on the meaning behind Jesus words, under what circumstances they were first heard and written, and how they are still relevant to Christians today.
The Apostles and the Great Catch of Fish
Homily – 3rd Sunday of Easter – C
Acts of the Apostles 5:27-32, 40b-41
Fr. Bill preaches on the Miracle of the Great Catch of Fish, and how the story, in its entirety, can be applied to the Mission of the Church today and the Constitutional Rights guaranteed to Americans in the United States Bill of Rights.
The Spiritual Strain of Lenten Spiritual Exercses
Homily – 1st Sunday of Lent (Year C)
Luke 4:1-13 – The Temptation of Jesus in the Desert
What is the point of Spiritual Exercise without the Strain of Temptation?
Fr. Bill preaches about the Individual and Communal Observances of Lent and how they fit into the experience Jesus had in the Temptation in the Desert.
Jesus Pulls No Punches
6th Sunday of the Year – C
Luke 6:17, 20-26
The Gospel of Luke features the most compassionate portrayal of Jesus, and also the most brutally honest.
Fr. Bill discusses this quality of Luke’s Gospel and how the Beatitudes are adjusted and presented accordingly by this particular evangelist.
The Parables of Jesus
Homily – 11th Sunday of the Year – B
Jesus, like the character Mary Poppins, often spoke through metaphor and innuendo, rarely explaining their meaning, but leaving it to our thoughts and reflections, nourished by the details of the Gospel that He taught. Fr. Bill talks about the wide variety of parables Jesus told, why he told them, and why He rarely explained their meaning.