Homilies

                                 January - June 2013 

Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral

Reno Catholic Network

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 4 Jan 2013, Fr Francisco

     Understanding the Mass

Saturday Mass Homily, 5 Jan 2013, Fr Francisco (John 1:43-51)

     Under the Fig Tree

Sunday Mass Homily, 6 Jan 2013, Fr Francisco (Matthew 2:1-12)

     The spirituality of Christmastide

Saturday Mass Homily, 12 Jan 2013, Fr Francisco (John 3:22-30)

     We belong to God

Sunday Mass Homily, 13 Jan 2013, Fr Francisco (Luke 3:15-16, 21-22)

     Purification and repentance

Saturday Mass Homily, 19 Jan 2013, Fr Francisco (Mark 2:13-17)

     Jesus has come to call us sinners

Sunday Mass Homily, 20 Jan 2013, Fr Francisco (John 2:1-11)

     The miracles are signs for us to read

Sunday Mass Homily, 20 Jan 2013, Deacon Joe Bell (John 2:1-11)

     Our concerns are God's concerns -- like Mary, we leave them with Jesus

Homily at the Walk for Life West Coast (TLM), 26 Jan 2013, Fr Francisco (Matthew 20:1-16)

     Run the race in order to wear the crown  (PDF of homily)

Sunday Mass Homily, 27 Jan 2013, Bishop Calvo (Luke1:1-4, 4:14-21)

     The mission of Jesus

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 1 Feb 2013, Fr Francisco

     His hour has come

Saturday Mass Homily, 2 Feb 2013, Fr Francisco (Luke 2:22-40)

     The prophecy at the Presentation of the Lord

Sunday Mass Homily, 2 Feb 2013, Fr Francisco (Luke 4:21-30)

     God's plans foiled by sin, ignorance, and sloth

Saturday Mass Homily, 16 Feb 2013, Fr Francisco (Luke 5:27-32)

     Worship of the Lord in an alien land

Sunday Mass Homily, 17 Feb 2013, Fr Francisco (Luke 4:1-13)

     Jesus models how to reject Satan, all his evil works, and all his empty promises

Daily Mass Homily (for Pope Benedict), 27 Feb 2013, Fr Francisco (Matthew 20:17-28)

     Pope Benedict and the world

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 1 Mar 2013, Fr Francisco

     The grace of the sacramental life of the Church

Saturday Mass Homily, 2 Mar 2013, Fr Francisco (Luke 15:1-3, 11-32)

     The Prodigal Son - an exercise of the gifts of the Holy Spirit

Sunday Mass Homily, 3 Mar 2013, Fr Francisco (Luke 13:1-9)

     Don't wait to bear fruit--don't wait to repent

Saturday Mass Homily, 9 Mar 2013, Fr Francisco (Luke 18:9-14)

     We are the Pharisees

Sunday Mass Homily, 10 Mar 2013, Bishop Calvo (Luke 15:1-3, 11-32)

     Amazing Grace

Sunday Mass Homily, 10 Mar 2013, Fr Francisco (Luke 15:1-3, 11-32)

     God's grace closes the gap between our selfishness and Him

Daily Mass Homily (for the Conclave), 12 Mar 2013, Fr Francisco

     Friendship with Jesus is different

Saturday Mass Homily, 16 Mar 2013, Fr Francisco (John 7:40-53)

     Intersections of the Gospels of Luke and John

Sunday Mass Homily, 17 Mar 2013, Fr Francisco (John 8:1-11)

     What was Jesus writing in the dirt?

Saturday Mass Homily, 23 Mar 2013, Fr Francisco (John 11:45-56)

     Caiaphas and the scapegoating of Jesus

Sunday Mass Homily, 24 Mar 2013, Bishop Calvo (Luke 22:14 - 23:56)

      Jesus destination in Jerusalem: His moment of truth

Mass of the Lord's Supper Homily, 28 Mar 2013, Bishop Calvo (John 12:1-15)

     The Eucharist is the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Christ

Good Friday Homily, 29 Mar 2013, Bishop Calvo (John 18:1-19:42)

     The way of the Cross is different--it disarms evil

Mass of the Easter Vigil, 30 Mar 2013, Bishop Calvo (Luke 24:1-24)

     Alleluia!  Let this holy building shake!

Missa Cantata (EF) Mass Homily, Easter, 31 Mar 2013, Fr Francisco

     Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again

Mass in the Octave of Easter, 2 April 2013, Fr Francisco (John 20:11-18)

      What we in our ignorance and wickedness have done is forgiven in Christ

Mass in the Octave of Easter, 4 April 2013, Fr Francisco (Luke 24:35-48)

     The progression of the believer from hearing to experience

Missa Cantata (EF) Mass Homily, 5 April 2013, Fr Francisco

     An infinite treasury of merit

Saturday Mass Homily, 13 April 2013, Fr Francisco (John 6:16-21)

     The establishment of the Diaconate

Sunday Mass Homily, 14 April 2013, Fr Francisco (John 21:1-19)

     How many times do we need to be asked, "Do you love me?" 

Saturday Mass Homily, 20 April 2013, Fr Francisco (John 6:60-69)

     The Petrine Mystery

Sunday Mass Homily, 21 April 2013, Fr Francisco (John 10:27-30)

      Natural law, conscience, and the Christian prayer life

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 25 April 2013, Fr Francisco

     Come quickly, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 3 May 2013, Fr Francisco

     Pontius Pilate

Saturday Mass Homily, 4 May 2013, Fr Francisco  (John 15:18-21)

     The spread of the Good News to Europe

Saturday Mass Homily, 11 May 2013, Fr Francisco (John 16:23B-28)

     Assimilation vs Isolation

Sunday Mass Homily, 12 May 2013, Fr Francisco (Luke 24:46-53)

     Ascension: Humanity now sits at the right hand of God

Saturday Mass Homily, 18 May 2013, Fr Francisco 

     Franciscan Spirituality

Saturday Mass Homily (BVM), 18 May 2013, Fr Francisco

     Our Lady of the Cenacle

Sunday Mass Homily, 19 May 2013, Fr Francisco (John 20:19-23)

     The Coming of the Holy Spirit

Nuptial Mass Homily, 25 May 2013, Fr Francisco

     Free, faithful, and fruitful love

Sunday Mass Homily, 2 June 2013, Fr Francisco (Luke 9:11B-17)

     The Eucharist as medicine

Saturday Mass Homily, 29 June 2013, Fr Francisco (Matthew 16:13-19)

     Peter and Paul in the life of the Church

Sunday Mass Homily, 30 June 2013, Fr Mateusz (Luke 9:51-62)

     Obedience and freedom