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.
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.
The Parable of the Unjust Judge
Homily for the 29th Sunday of the Year
Jesus tells us to be persistent in prayer, like the Widow was persistent with the Unjust Judge who refused to give her justice. Fr. Bill preaches on what it means to be persistent in our prayer to God, while, at the same time, being open to multiple possibilities of how God will (or will not) answer.
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 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.
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.
Homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter – B
We value the virtue of Love. We celebrate Jesus’ Unconditional Love; but do we realize that the Love Jesus requires of us is NOT “Unconditional” There are Conditions to that Love Jesus calls us to.
Fr. Bill talks about what those Conditions are that Jesus wants of us when he tells us to “Love One Another”