Readings and Homilies for the Past Two Weekends (English and Español)
Readings and Homilies for November 24-25, 2018
We celebrated the Solemnity of Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe, last weekend---the final Sunday before the Church's new year begins with Advent. In his homily, Fr. Newton discussed what sort of king Jesus is: one who lives the truth and leads others to the truth through selfless service and the Beatitudes. Belonging to and serving this king, Father explains, gives us direction in belonging to and serving others.
In Fr. Mark's homily, he explains that the dialogue between Jesus and Pilate continues today: Are you the king? What is truth? We still question God: Why don't you come down here and do this or that?—but Father also reminds us that every day we have a choice "to embrace the Way, the Truth, and the Life of Jesus...or not."
- Readings in English (USCCB)
- Homily: Fr. Arockiya Newton (Audio)
- Homily: Fr. Mark Innocenti (Audio)
- Lecturas en Español (USCCB)
- Homilia: Padre Arockiya Newton (Español) (Audio)
Readings and Homilies for November 17-18, 2018
On November 17-18, we heard the readings for the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, in which Jesus foretells His second coming. Fr. Mark's homily calls us to pursue the ordinary things that lead to salvation: Mass and the sacraments, the Golden Rule, justice, peace. He highlights some of the common excuses we use to miss Mass and not do the ordinary things, and he reminds us that, although we can say we are sorry and repent even with our last breath, we do not know the time or place, so it is best that we not wait!
In Fr. Newton's homily, he also talks about the end times and judgement. Many people live in fear of the second coming, and judgment is a reality that is present through scripture. But Father reminds us that condemnation is not the overall focus; God is merciful and wants all of us to be saved.
Check out the readings and homilies in English and Spanish at the links below: