Homilies

January - June 2014

Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral

Reno Catholic Network

Mary, Mother of God Mass Homily, 1 January 2014: Deacon Joe

     Mary points to Jesus

Sunday Mass Homily, 12 January 2014: Deacon Joe (Matthew 3:13-17)

     Get up and get going!

Diocesan Pro-Life Memorial Mass Homily, 24 January 2014: Fr Francisco

     Belief based on personal taste?

Solemn High Mass Homily, Walk for Life West Coast, 25 January 2014: Fr Francisco

     The many victims of abortion

Sunday Mass Homily, 26 January 2014: Deacon Bob (Matthew 4:12-23)

     Jesus is calling us to follow him--in spite of our sins

Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas Homily, 28 January 2014, Fr Francisco

     The philosophy, theology, and spirituality of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Nuptial Mass Homily, 31 January 2014, Fr Francisco

     Love one another

Saturday Mass Homily, 1 February 2014, Fr Francisco

      Return to the law of  the Lord and the Love of God and neighbor

Sunday Mass Homily, 2 February 2014, Fr Francisco

     Are we ready for the Lord to come to the temple?

Sunday Mass Homily, 9 February 2014, Bishop Calvo (Matthew 5:13-16)

     Your help to others is making a difference

Saturday Mass Homily, 14 February 2014, Fr Francisco (Mark 8:1-10)

     Take, Bless, Break, and Give: the Eucharistic ritual pattern  

Sunday Mass Homily, 15 February 2014, Deacon Joe (Matthew 5:17-37)

      We are spiritually mature enough to live above the minimum law

Saturday Mass Homily, 22 February 2014, Fr Francisco (Matthew 16:13-19)

     The Church is preserved both by and from human beings

Sunday Mass Homily, 23 February 2014, Fr Francisco (Matthew 5:38-48)

     We can attain perfection--impossible without Christ's gift of himself

Saturday Mass Homily, 1 March 2014, Fr Francisco (Mark 10:13-16)

     Mary: the Temple of the Lord

Ash Wednesday TLM Homily, 5 March 2014, Fr Francisco (Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18)

     Personal conversion to radical openness to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

TLM Missa Cantata Homily, 7 March 2014, Fr Francisco

    Do we detect religious hypocrisy in ourselves?

Saturday Mass Homily, 8 March 2014, Fr Francisco (Luke 5:27-32)

     Give up sin for Lent

Sunday Mass Homily, 9 March 2014, Bishop Calvo (Matthew 4:1-11)

     Make space for God

Sunday Mass Homily, 9 March 2014, Fr Francisco (Matthew 4:1-11)

     Beyond the temptations, do we see the transformative power of God?

Sunday Mass Homily, 16 March 2014, Fr Francisco (Matthew 17:1-9)

     Listen to Him--he embodies the truth

Saturday Mass Homily, 22 March 2014, Fr Francisco (Luke 15:1-3, 11-32)

     The Father closes the gap

Sunday Mass Homily, 23 March 2014, Bishop Calvo (John 4:5-42)

     God always takes the initiative

Sunday Mass Homily, 23 March 2014, Fr Francisco (John 4:5-42)

     The challenge of beloved discipleship

Annunciation Mass Homily, 25 March 2014, Fr Francisco (Luke 1:26-38)

     Be it done unto me according to your word

Saturday Mass Homily, 29 March 2014, Fr Francisco (Luke 18:9-14)

     A part of both the Pharisee and the sinner in all of us

TLM Missa Cantata Homily, 4 April 2014, Fr Francisco

     Experiencing Christ, we come to believe

Sunday Mass Homily, 6 April 2014, Bishop Calvo (John 11:1-45)

     Do you believe this?

Saturday Mass Homily, 12 April 2014, Fr Francisco (John 11:45-56)

     Where has our discipleship gone?

Sunday Mass Homily, 13 April 2014, Bishop Calvo (Matthew 26:14 - 27:66)

     God shows us the depth of His love for us

Holy Thursday Mass Homily, 17 April 2014, Bishop Calvo (John 12:1-15)

     How can I serve?

Good Friday Homily, 18 April 2014, Bishop Calvo (John 18:1-19:42)

     Jesus emptied himself for us

Mass of the Easter Vigil Homily, 19 April 2014, Bishop Calvo (Matthew 28:1-10)

     Baptism changes everything

TLM Easter Sunday Homily, 20 April 2014, Fr Francisco (Mark 16:1-7)

     Continuous conversion

Saturday Mass Homily, 26 April 2014, Fr Francisco (Mark 16:9-15)

     Read the four Gospels

Sunday Mass Homily, 27 April 2014, Bishop Calvo (John 20:19-31)

     The Holy Spirit is with the Church

Sunday Mass Homily, 27 April 2014, Fr Francisco (John 20:19-31)

     Encounter the Risen Christ through belief

Red Mass Homily, 1 May 2014, Bishop Calvo

     A Serious and Difficult Calling

TLM Homily, 2 May 2014, Fr Francisco

     The Heroism of Saint Athanasius

Sunday Mass Homily, 4 May 2014, Fr Francisco (Luke 24:13-35)

     Recognizing Jesus in the Eucharist

Saturday Mass Homily, 17 May 2014, Fr Francisco (John 14:7-14)

     Are we a light to the world?

Nuptial Mass Homily, 17 May 2014, Fr Francisco (John 15:9-12)

     Let your marriage transform the world

Sunday Mass Homily, 18 May, 2014, Fr Mateusz (John 14:1-12)

     Manual for the spiritual life

Saturday Mass Homily, 24 May 2014, Fr Mateusz

     The beauty and poverty of Saint Francis

Sunday Mass Homily, 25 May 2014, Deacon Bob

     Can we love God with everything?

Sunday Mass Homily, 1 June 2014, Fr Francisco

     In which direction are you looking?

TLM Mass Homily, 6 June 2014, Fr Francisco

     Investing our talents in discipleship as a way of life

Saturday Mass Homily, 7 June 2014, Fr Francisco (John 21:20-25)

     The Lord seeks us out and gives us the opportunity to heal

Sunday TLM Homily (Pentecost), 8 June 2014, Fr Francisco

     The creative power and genius of God

Saturday Mass Homily, 14 June 2014, Fr Francisco (Matthew 5:33-37)

     Make your yes mean yes and no mean no

Sunday TLM Homily (Corpus Christi), 22 June 2014, Fr Francisco

     The New Testament is profoundly Eucharistic

Friday Mass Homily (Sacred Heart), 27 June 2014, Fr Francisco (Matthew 11:25-30)

     A new yoke and a new burden