Homilies

January - June 2012

Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral

Reno Catholic Network

Sunday Mass Homily, 1 January 2012, Bishop Calvo (Luke 2:16-21)

     Ring in the new

Sunday Mass Homily, 1 January 2012, Fr Francisco (Luke 2:16-21)

     The Virgin made Church

Missa Cantata Homily, 6 January 2012, Fr Francisco (Ephiphany)

     We may choose to receive what God reveals -- or not

Saturday Mass Homily, 7 January 2012, Fr Francisco (John 2:1-11)

     Do whatever Jesus tells you

Mass of the Resurrection, 7 January 2012, Fr Francisco

     God is in the details

Saturday Mass Homily, 14 January 2012, Fr Francisco (Mark 2:13-17)

     Anointing of Priest, Prophet, and King

Sunday Mass Homily, 15 January 2012, Deacon Joe (John 1:35-42)

     Jesus invites us: Come and See 

Solemn High Mass (EF) Homily at the West Coast Walk for Life, San Francisco,

     21 January 2012: Fr Francisco (Matthew 8:1-13)

     Sanctuary, Silence, Sanctification, and Solidarity     Text

Sunday Mass Homily, 22 January 2012, Fr Francisco (Mark 1:14-20)

     God never takes without giving anew

Saturday Mass Homily, 28 January 2012, Fr Francisco

     The Dumb Ox

Sunday Mass Homily, 29 January 2012, Bishop Calvo (Mark 1:21-28)

     Speaking with authority

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 3 February 2012, Fr Francisco

     Spiritual training through contemplative prayer

Saturday Mass Homily, 4 February 2012, Deacon Joe

     Come away to a deserted place to rest

Saturday Vigil Mass Homily, 4 February 2012, Fr Francisco (Mark 1:29-39)

     Repent, the Kingdom of God is at hand

Sunday Mass Homily, 5 February 2012, Bishop Calvo (Mark 1:29-39)

     Answering God's call and the vocation to the religious life

Saturday Mass Homily, 11 February 2012, Fr Francisco (Mark 8:1-10)

     What about the secular alternative to God's holy Church?

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 12 February 2012, Fr Francisco

     40 lashes minus one

Saturday Mass Homily, 18 February 2012, Fr Francisco

     The tongue as the conveyor of free will

Sunday Mass Homily, 19 February 2012, Fr Francisco (Mark 2:1-12)

     Our readiness to be astonished by God

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 19 February 2012, Fr Francisco

     Peace, unity, and discipline in the office of Peter

Sunday Mass Homily, 26 February 2012, Fr Francisco (Mark 1:12-15)

     Deserts in the Human Heart

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 26 February 2012, Fr Francisco

     Will we set God aside and live our faith only in private?

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 2 March 2012, Fr Francisco

     Thanks for the Lord's Compassion on Ember Friday

Saturday Mass Homily, 3 March 2012, Fr Francisco

     God gives the law to his people

Sunday Mass Homily, 4 March 2012, Bishop Calvo (Mark 9:2-10)

     The extremity of God's love

Sunday Mass Homily, 4 March 2012, Fr Francisco (Mark 9:2-10)

     God offers His Son as a subsitute in sacrifice--and model for us

Saturday Mass Homily, 17 March 2012, Fr Francisco

     St Patrick and the Green Martyrdom

Sunday Mass Homily, 18 March 2012, Fr Francisco 

     May we come to see that Jesus is the one sent from God

Saturday Mass Homily, 24 March 2012, Fr Francisco (John 7:40-53)

     The presence of Jesus

Saturday Mass Homily, 31 March 2012, Fr Francisco (John 11:45-56)

     The trial of Jesus leads us to the Passion

Sunday Mass Homily, 1 April 2012, Bishop Calvo (Mark 14:1-15:47)

      Raw Faith

Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper, 5 April 2012, Bishop Calvo (John 13:1-15)

     The Holy Eucharist

Friday The Passion of the Lord, 6 April 2012, Bishop Calvo (John 18:1-19:42)

     It is Finished

Mass of the Easter Vigil, 7 April 2012, Bishop Calvo (Mark 16:1-7)

     Let there be light

Sunday Mass Homily, 15 April 2012, Fr Francisco (John 20:19-31)

     Divine Mercy manifest to the world

Saturday Mass Homily, 21 April 2012, Fr Francisco (John 6:16-21)

     God present in our world

Sunday Mass Homily, 22 April 2012, Fr Francisco (Luke 24:35-48)

     The Christological foundations of the Church's teachings on contraception

Sunday Mass Homily, 29 April 2012, Fr Francisco (John 10:11-18)

     The Good Shepherd

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 4 May 2012, Fr Francisco

     Our Apostolic Faith

Saturday Mass Homily, 12 May 2012, Fr Francisco (John 15:18-21)

     We belong to Him who is holy

Saturday Vigil Mass Homily, 12 May 2012, Fr Francisco (John 15:9-17)

     God has no favorites

Sunday Mass Homily, 13 May 2012, Deacon Bob (John 15:9-17)

     A mother's love

Saturday Mass Homily, 19 May 2012, Fr Francisco (John 16:23b-28)

     The dwelling of the disciple in the heart of the Trinitarian God

Sunday Mass Homily, 20 May 2012, Fr Francisco (Mark 16:15-20)

     Christ our Head leads us into heaven with Him

Saturday Mass Homily, 26 May 2012, Fr Francisco (John 21:20-25)

     Our healing through Jesus' love

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 1 June 2012, Fr Francisco

     The Holy Spirit continues the ministry of Jesus

Saturday Mass Homily, 2 June 2012, Deacon Joe 

     Be bold and humble for the sake of the truth

Saturday Mass Homily, 9 June 2012, Fr Francisco

     The first sacrament: Jesus himself

Saturday Vigil Mass Homily, 9 June 2012, Fr Francisco

     We, too, recognize the Lord in the breaking of the bread

Sunday Mass Homily, 10 June 2012, Bishop Calvo

     This tremendous mystery demands a lasting response

Daily Mass Homily, 15 June 2012, Fr Francisco

     Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Saturday Mass Homily, 16 June 2012, Fr Francisco (Matthew 5:33-37)

     Do not swear at all

Sunday Mass Homily, 17 June 2012, Fr Francisco (Mark 4:26-34)

     Things are not always what they seem

Friday Daily Mass Homily, 22 June 2012, Fr James, OP

     God's servant first

Saturday Mass Homily, 23 June 2012, Fr Francisco

     As the Israelites, we are transgressing the Lord's commands

Saturday Mass Homily (CMAA) 30 June 2012, Fr Francisco

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     How can the Blessed Virgin be converted if her heart has always been immaculate?