Holy Week Homilies

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Palm Sunday

The Passion of Jesus shows us up as sinners and heals us

The various characters in the Passion represent our sins that led to Jesus’ crucifixion 2009

The Passion of Jesus Speaks to Us 2015

Related Homilies: Jesus’ Sufferings Revealed by the Turin Shroud

Gethsemane and crucifixion

Reconciliation Service

“Neither do I condemn you. Go and do not sin again”

Parable of the Prodigal Son - Saints have a Past and Sinners a Future

Related Homilies: The Woman caught in Adultery - “Go and do not sin any more” because sin damages us and the whole Church

We wash spiritually in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and are filled with Jesus’ Light

Let Jesus dispose of the garbage caused by sin

Jesus forgives Peter and restores him

The Passion of Jesus moves us to Repentance

Decide to Overcome Sin 2006

If you love me you will keep my Commandments

Why confess sins to a priest?

Like Isaiah, Paul and Peter we want to rid ourselves of sin to follow the Lord in Peace

God’s Mercy looks not at our past but to our future and potential 2007

The Prodigal and his brother did not know their father. Do we know God? 2010

Only by admitting our sin to God like the tax collector can we receive God’s Peace 2010

stories about God’s Mercy

stories about confession of sin

stories about sin

Holy Thursday

The Eucharist and the Priesthood were born during the Last Supper

Jesus shares his priesthood with the apostles during the Last Supper 2008

Jesus our Passover Lamb consumed in the Eucharist 2015

Related Homilies: Passover Expectation of the Messiah, the Eucharist and the Easter Vigil 2010

Homilies on the Priesthood of Jesus and his Priests of the New Covenant

Priesthood of the New Covenant 2008
God’s Grace offered in a surprising new way - the Priesthood of Jesus 2009

Purification of the Old Testament Priesthood - Christ the High Priest of the New Covenant and his Priests 2010

Homilies on the Priesthood

The Priesthood - specific sign of God's love for us 2008

Excerpts of Homilies on Vocations

Vocations in the Bible - Answering God’s Call

If Jesus could use the Twelve Apostles for his mission he can certainly use us

Jesus called the Twelve to be with him

Christ continues to minister to us through his Priests 2012

A priest’s near death experience changed his priesthood for ever

The Curé of Ars

Cure the Sick, Raise the dead

Vocation - Jesus doesn’t call the ready, he calls the willing

Church Structure flowing out of Jesus' Prayer 2011

"Come after Me" - The Call of the Disciples 2014

Priests are Spiritual Fathers 2014

The Blessing of a Priest 2017

stories about priesthood

 

Homilies on the Eucharist

Faith in the Real Presence of Jesus and Eucharistic Miracles

Eucharist prophesied by the prophet Malachi 2010

When we eat this bread and drink this cup...

Jesus Our Healer heals us through the Mass and Sacraments

Eucharist - Let Jesus feast with you

Four Presences of Jesus when we celebrate the Eucharist

Alexandrina lived only on Jesus in the Eucharist for thirteen years

Church of the Eucharist - Ecclesia de Eucharistia -on Pope John Paul II’s Letter

The Eucharist: Jesus living in us and we in Jesus - Little Nellie of Holy God

The Eucharist and St. John Bosco

Simple Explanation of the Mass

mp3 meditation Part 1 (quality reduced for 56k dial-up modems)

mp3 meditation Part 2 (quality reduced for 56k dial-up modems)

Stories about the Eucharist

Good Friday

The Passion of Jesus moves us to Repentance

Blood and Water from  Christ's Side giving us Life 2015

Related Homilies: Jesus gave his life as an offering for our sin and bore our guilt (first reading) 2012

The Passion of Jesus shows us up as sinners and heals us

Jesus’ Sufferings Revealed by the Turin Shroud

The Sudarium, the Face-Cloth of Christ

Gethsemane and crucifixion

Largest Known Relic of the True Cross in Santo Toribio, Spain

The Miraculous Crucifix in Limpias

Love of God for us 2009

Center of Blessed Mother Teresa's spirituality (Jesus on the Cross: I thirst) 2012

Do you love me?

Lamb of God

Jesus paid the price for our sins
St Margaret of York, Eucharistic Martyr, martyred on Good Friday

Divine Mercy ImageNovena to Divine Mercy commences today, Good Friday

mp3 meditation: Seven Last Words of Jesus (1,2,3) (quality reduced for 56k dial-up modems)

mp3 meditation: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (4) (quality reduced for 56k dial-up modems)

mp3 meditation: Jesus on the Cross Thirsting for our Love (5) (quality reduced for 56k dial-up modems)

 

Easter Vigil

You Will Meet the Risen Jesus in Galilee in Your Everyday Life

Roll Away the Stone and Meet the Risen Jesus

Jesus Risen is the Light of the World 2008

Christ is Risen! The Night is as clear as Day! 2011

Related Homilies: Passover Expectation of the Messiah, the Eucharist and Easter Vigil 2010

excerpts of funeral homilies

belief in the resurrection (excerpt of funeral homily)

stories about the next life and death

Easter Sunday

Please see homilies in Years ABC

Easter Season

Please see homilies in Year A, or Year B or Year C