Fr. Gerry's Weekly Homily

January 2017 Homilies

January 29, 2017.mp3  Fr. Gerry speaks on the Beatitudes Jesus presented in the Sermon on the Mount in today's Gospel.  (Mt 5:1-12A)  How do you see the Beatitudes? Do you see them as impossible ideals? As goals to be achieved? As wishful blessings on those who suffer? Or, as hallmarks of God's Kingdom when it arrives? They are "Be-Attitudes." If we want to BE sons & daughters of God, how different can our ATTITUDE toward the Gospel, toward Him, and toward life make our experience! 

This Sunday's Readings (Jan 29) text version and audio version
Next Sunday's Readings (Feb 5) text version and audio version

January 22, 2017.mp3   Jesus chose John the Baptist to introduce Him. Fr. Gerry asks us to contemplate who we would ask to introduce us at an important event. It's worth considering. Listen as he explores this idea and helps us see think more deeply in how we see ourselves and others.

This Sunday's Readings (Jan 22) text version and audio version
Next Sunday's Readings (Jan 29) text version and audio version

January 15, 2017.mp3  Behold, the  Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world. John 1:29-34   Fr. Gerry reflects on John proclaiming God made flesh in our world. Jesus came to bring forgiveness in a totally new way. Not in a ritual, but in a relationship with Him. Rediscover the great Grace of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the loving relationship with Jesus.

This Sunday's Readings (Jan 15) text version and audio version
Next Sunday's Readings (Jan 22) text version and audio version

January 8, 2017.mp3  We celebrate the Epiphany as told in Matthew 2:1-12. Epiphany is rolling back the veil on the mystery of the Incarnation of our God who chose to be like us in all things but sin. He came to save ALL people.

This Sunday's Readings (Jan 8) text version and audio version
Next Sunday's Readings (Jan 15) text version and audio version

January 1, 2017.mp3  Fr. Gerry gives his first homily of the new year looking toward what 2017 will look like for us as a Parish. Are we really working at believing what we profess? How will my growing relationship with Christ make it different this year? Will my experience of Worship and the Eucharist look like something new this year? The Incarnation came about because God wanted to love us up close, in a real relationship with Him. Do I know Him as God with us? 

This Sunday's Readings (Jan 1) text version and audio version
Next Sunday's Readings (Jan 8) text version and audio version

Fr. Gerry's Weekly Homilies Archive

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