July - December 2011

Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral

Reno Catholic Network



Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 1 July 2011, Fr Francisco

     When Christ calls us, as he called St Francis, what will our response be?

Sunday Mass Homily, 3 July 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 11:25-30)

     Reconciliation and striving for discipleship

Saturday Mass Homily, 9 July 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 10:24-33)

     Joseph and reconciliation; Christ our model of reconciliation

Sunday Mass Homily, 10 July 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 13:1-9)

     How we receive the Word sown by God is our responsibility

Saturday Mass Homily, 16 July 2011, Fr Francisco

     The spirituality of Carmel

Catechesis prior to Saturday Mass, 23 July 2011, Fr Francisco

     Latin and the reform of the Mass with the new Roman Missal

Sunday Mass Homily, 24 July 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 13:44-46)

     Imitating the Lord Jesus in radical openness and obedience to God  

Saturday Mass Homily, 20 Aug 2011, Fr Francisco

     The virtues of Ruth

Sunday Mass Homily, 21 Aug 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 16:13-20)

     Let us guard the truth upon which Christ founded His Church

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 2 September 2011, Fr Francisco

     Evangelization via the outpouring of compassion

Saturday Mass Homily, 3 September 2011, Fr Francisco

     We can know Christ as intimately as his Apostles

Sunday Mass Homily I, 4 September 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 18:15-20)

     We are all responsible for speaking the truth of the New Evangelization

Sunday Mass Homily II, 4 September 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthey 18:15-20)

     Admonition of sinners is first sharing the Gospel as Good News

Saturday Mass Homily, 10 September 2011, Fr Francisco (Luke 6:43-49)

     The nature of the Church as we wait for the Savior

Sunday Mass Homily, 11 September 2011, Bishop Calvo (Matthew 18:21-25)

     Let life, freedom, and peace have the final word

Sunday Mass Homily, 11 September 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 18:21-25)

     True peace and joy in the transformative power in forgiveness

Thursday Mass Homily, 15 September 2011, Bishop Calvo (Blessing of Pieta)

     The peace of Mary amidst overwhelming sorrow

Saturday Mass Homily, 17 September 2011, Fr Francisco (Feast of the Stigmata)

     Saint Francis' complete conformation to Christ

Sunday Mass Homily, 18 September 2011, Deacon Joe (Matthew 20:1-16a)

    A question of fairness - or justice?

Saturday Mass Homily, 24 September 2011, Deacon Joe (Luke 9:43-45)

     Our suffering united with Christ's

Sunday Mass Homily, 25 September 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 21:28-32)

     Obedience born from love

Sunday Mass Homily, 25 September 2011, Deacon Joe (Matthew 21:28-32)

     Change your mind, turn to the Lord in confession

Saturday Mass Homily, 1 October 2011, Deacon Joe (Luke 10:17-24)

     Know that you are a child of God

Sunday Mass Homily, 1 October 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 21:33-43)

     We belong to God and owe him everything

Sunday Mass Homily, 2 October 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 21:33-43)

     The true owner of the vineyard and his due

Solemnity of Saint Francis Homily, 4 October 2011, Fr Francisco

     Saint Francis--our model to resemble the life of the Church

Catechesis (prior to TLM), 7 Oct 2011, Fr Francisco

     Spirituality of the TLM and Ad Orientem worship

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 7 Oct 2011, Fr Francisco

     The Rosary: living in communion with Jesus through the heart of His mother

Saturday Mass Homily, 8 Oct 2011, Fr Francisco (Luke 11:27-28)

     We, too, give birth to the Word of God by living the Gospel message

Sunday Mass Homily, 9 Oct 2011, Deacon Joe (Matthew 22:1-14)

     The wedding garmet of charity

Saturday Mass Homily, 15 Oct 2011, Fr Francisco

     Christ has only us to reach out to the poor

Nuptial Mass Homily, 15 Oct 2011, Fr Francisco

     The saving power of God transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary

Sunday Mass Homily, 16 Oct 2011, Deacon Bob (Matthew 22:15-21)

     Are we giving to God what we owe to God?

Sunday Mass Homily, 16 Oct 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 22:15-21)

     Are we ready to give to God what is His?

Saturday Mass Homily, 22 Oct 2011, Fr Francisco

     Are we open to the power of God's spirit?

Sunday Mass Homily, 23 Oct 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 22:34-40)

     Do we welcome the alien--and treat him with human dignity?

Saturday Mass Homily, 29 Oct 2011, Fr Francisco (Luke 14:1, 7-11)

    Acceptance of Jesus as Messiah

Sunday Mass Homily, 30 Oct 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 23:1-12)

     The gap between the values we profess and the lives we lead

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 4 Nov 2011, Fr Francisco 

     Transformed and renewed by the Spirit of God

Saturday Mass Homily, 5 Nov 2011, Fr Francisco (Luke 16:9-15)

     Persuing the values of the world or the Kingdom of Heaven?

Sunday Mass Homily, 6 Nov 2011, Bishop Calvo (Matthew 25:1-13)

     Live the life of Christ today to prepare for the end

Sunday Mass Homily, 6 Nov 2011, Deacon Joe (Matthew 25:1-13)

     Preparing for the arrival of the Bridegroom

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 2 Dec 2011, Fr Francisco

     Knowing the love that surpasses knowledge

Saturday Mass Homily, 3 Dec 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 9:35-10:1)

     Go out and teach all nations

Sunday Mass Homily, 4 Dec 2011, Fr Francisco (Mark 1:1-18)

     Will be heed the voice crying in the wilderness?

Sunday Mass Homily, 11 Dec 2011, Bishop Calvo (John 1:6-8, 19-28)

     The New Evangelization

Sunday Mass Homily, 11 Dec 2011, Fr Francisco (John 1:6-8, 19-28)

     Prepare for the Messiah by turning back to God

Saturday Mass Homily, 17 Dec 2011, Deacon Joe (Matthew 1:1-17)

     The holy women in Jesus' lineage

Sunday Mass Homily, 18 Dec 2011, Deacon Joe (Luke 1:26-38)

     The Blessed Virgin - Our Morning Star

Saturday Mass Homily, 24 Dec 2011, Fr Francisco (Luke 1:67-79)

     The locus of the Lord's presence in the world

Christmas Midnight Mass, 25 Dec 2011, Bishop Calvo (Luke 2:1-14)

     There is no room at the inn

Christmas Mass during the Day, 25 Dec, 2011, Fr Francisco (John 1:1-18)

     By coming in the flesh, Jesus shows us the fullness of the Father's love

Tuesday in the Octave of Christmas, 27 Dec 2011, Fr Francisco (John 20:1-8)

     The Gospel of John

Wednesday in the Octave of Christmas, 28 Dec, 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 2:13-18)

     Baptism of Blood