July - December 2012

Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral

Reno Catholic Network

Mass for Religious Freedom Homily, 4 July 2012, Fr Francisco

     The right to religious freedom

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 6 July 2012, Fr Francisco

     United for religious freedom

Saturday Mass Homily, 7 July 2012, Fr Francisco

     Mary, the Queen of prophets

Sunday Mass Homily, 8 July 2012, Deacon Bob (Mark 6:1-6)

     Abandonment to God's grace

Sunday Mass Homily, 8 July 2012, Deacon Joe (Mark 6:1-6)

     The thorn in our sides

Saturday Mass Homily, 14 July 2012, Fr Francisco (Matthew 10:24-33)

     The nature of prophecy in the world

Saturday Mass Homily, 21 July 2012, Fr Francisco (Matthew 12:14-21)

     We are called to the holiness of God

Weekday Mass Homily, 23 July 2012, Deacon Joe (Matthew 12:38-42)

     Repentance: life-long reorientation of our lives to Christ

Weekday Mass Homily, 24 July 2012, Deacon Joe (Matthew 12:46-50)

     Redefine the family?

Weekday Mass Homily, 26 July 2012, Deacon Joe (Matthew 13:16-17)

     Quiet, unnoticed saints

Weekday Mass Homily, 27 July 2012, Deacon Joe (Matthew 13:18-23)

     Understanding the will of God in our lives

Saturday Mass Homily, 28 July 2012, Deacon Joe (Matthew 13:24-30)

     The weeds of relativism

Saturday Mass Homily, 4 August 2012, Fr Francisco (Matthew 14:1-12)

     Prophets willing to speak to God, of God, for God

Sunday Mass Homily, 5 August 2012, Fr Francisco (John 6:24-35)

     The Bread of Life

Saturday Mass Homily, 11 August 2012, Fr Francisco (Feast of Saint Clare)

     The consecrated life of Saint Clare points to our eternal life

Vigil Mass of the Assumption, 14 August 2012, Fr Francisco (Luke 11:27-28)

     Accept the crowns of purity and martyrdom from the Blessed Virgin

Mass of the Assumption, 15 August 2012, Fr Francisco (Luke 1:39-56)

     Open our hearts to receive the Word with as much initimacy as the Blessed Virgin

Saturday Mass Homily, 18 August 2012, Fr Francisco (Matthew 19:13-15)

     God will replace your stony heart with a living heart

Sunday Mass Homily, 19 August 2012, Bishop Calvo (John 6:51-58)

     We have many choices

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 22 August 2012, Fr Francisco

     Virgin made Church

Saturday Mass Homily, 25 August 2012, Fr Francisco

     Louis, King

Sunday Mass Homily, 26 August 2012, Fr Francisco (John 6:63c, 68c)

     Communion with Christ

Sunday Mass Homily, 26 August 2012, Deacon Joe (John 6:63c, 68c)

     Jesus Christ has the words of eternal life -- not the new age movement

Sunday Mass Homily (Espanol), 26 Agosto 2012, Padre Francisco

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 7 September 2012, Fr Francisco

     The meaning of the sacrifice of the Mass

Saturday Mass Homily, 8 September 2012, Fr Francisco

     Who is the 14th generation?

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 14 September 2012, Fr Francisco

     The dignity, solemnity, beauty, and silence of the TLM

Saturday Mass Homily, 15 September 2012, Fr Francisco (Luke 2:33-35)

     Unite ourselves to the Lord Jesus, as was his Blessed Mother

Sunday Mass Homily, 16 September 2012, Fr Francisco (Mark 8:27-35)

     Do not take the part of the adversary

Saturday Mass Homily, 22 September 2012, Fr Francisco (Luke 8:4-15)

     Transformation of the resurrected body

Sunday Mass Homily (Vigil), 22 September 2012, Fr Francisco (Mark 9:30-37)

     Education focused on Christ, the center of our lives

Sunday Mass Homily, 23 September 2012, Fr Francisco (Mark 9:30-37)

     Receive a child in your midst

Saturday Mass Homily, 29 September 2012, Fr Francisco (John 1:47-51)

     The fallen angels

Sunday Mass Homily, 30 September 2012, Fr Francisco (Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48)

     Forgive one another

Sunday Mass Homily (Espanol), 30 Septiembre 2012, Padre Francisco

Feast of Saint Francis Homily, 4 October 2012, Fr Francisco

     From his father's perspective

Feast of Saint Francis Homily (TLM), 4 October 2012, Fr Francisco

     The Eucharistic spirituality of Saint Francis

Sunday Mass Homily, 7 October 2012, Bishop Calvo (Mark 10:2-16)

     The dignity of the human person

All Saints Day Homily, 1 Nov 2012, Fr Francisco (Matthew 5:1-12a)

     Our faith is the cross

Missa Cantata (EF) Requiem All Souls Day Homily, 2 Nov 2012, Fr Francisco

     Freaks and lunatics

Saturday Mass Homily, 3 Nov 2012, Fr Francisco (Luke 14:1, 7-11)

     Prayer for our nation on the eve of national elections

Sunday Mass Homily, 4 Nov 2012, Fr Francisco (Mark 12:28b-34)

     Loving God with your all 24/7

Saturday Mass Homily, 10 Nov 2012, Fr Francisco (Luke 16:9-15)

     Will we accept the transformative power of God, or will we resist it?

Sunday Mass Homily, 11 Nov 2012, Deacon Bob (Mark 12:41-44)

     What is God asking of us?

Saturday Mass Homily, 17 Nov 2012, Fr Francisco

     St Elizabeth of Hungary: stranded and isolated

Requiem Mass Homily, 17 Nov 2012, Fr Francisco

     I am the resurrection and the life

Sunday Mass Homily, 18 Nov 2012, Bishop Calvo (Mark 13:24-32)

     The end is coming

Low Mass (EF) Homily, 21 Nov 2012, Fr Francisco

     The instruction of the Blessed Virgin in the Law of the Lord

Thanksgiving Day Homily, 22 Nov 2012, Fr Francisco

     Announce to your family all that the Lord has done for us

Friday Mass Homily, 23 Nov 2012, Fr Francisco

     Will our culture follow the martyrs--or those who martyred them?

Saturday Mass Homily, 24 Nov 2012, Fr Francisco (Luke 20:27-40)

     The Vietnamese Martyrs

Sunday Mass Homily, 25 Nov 2012, Fr Francisco (John 18:33b-37)

     Christ must reign in our minds, wills, hearts, and bodies.

Saturday Mass Homily, 1 Dec 2012, Fr Francisco

     The true nature of Christmas

Sunday Mass Homily, 2 Dec 2012, Deacon Bob (Luke 21:25-28, 34-36)

     When Christ looks in your eyes, what will he see?

Sunday Mass Homily, 2 Dec 2012, Fr Francisco (Luke 21:25-28, 34-36)

     Unclogging your heart and preparing for the Lord

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 7 Dec 2012, Fr Francisco

     Virgin made Church

Immaculate Conception Mass Homily, 8 Dec 2012, Fr Francisco (Luke 1:26-38)

     Are we free to live without sin, as Mary?

Sunday Mass Homily, 9 Dec 2012, Bishop Calvo (Luke 3:1-6)

     The mountains in between us and the Lord

Sunday Mass Homily, 9 Dec 2012, Fr Francisco (Luke 3:1-6)

     How best to welcome the Christ when he comes into the world?

Saturday Mass Homily, 15 Dec 2012, Fr Francisco (Matthew 17:9a, 10-13)

     Live simultaneously in two worlds: the here and now, and the hereafter

Sunday Mass Homily, 16 Dec 2012, Fr Francisco (Luke 3:10-18)

     How can we rejoice in the face of tragedy?

Saturday Mass Homily, 22 Dec 2012, Fr Francisco (Luke 1:46-56)

     The O antiphons

Sunday Mass Homily, 23 Dec 2012, Fr Francisco (Luke 1:39-45)

     The world dreads Christmas

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass Homily, 25 Dec 2012, Bishop Calvo (Luke 2:1-14)

     The darkness in our world is why Christ came on Christmas

Christmas Day Homily, 25 Dec 2012, Deacon Joe (John 1:1-18)

     We climb up to God -- and God climbs down into human nature

Christmas Day Homily, 25 Dec 2012, Fr Francisco (John 1:1-18)

     Our salvation is only the beginning of the Incarnation

Octave of Christmas Homily, 26 Dec 2012, Deacon Joe (Matthew 10:17-22)

     Deacons: Ordained to service

Octave of Christmas Homily, 27 Dec 2012, Fr Francisco (John 20:1a, 2-8)

     The sacramental theology of Saint John

Octave of Christmas Homily, 28 Dec 2012, Deacon Joe (Matthew 2:13-18)

     The slaughter of the innocents is in our time

Octave of Christmas Homily (Sat), 29 Dec 2012, Fr Francisco (Luke 2:22-35)

     The two poles of Christian discipleship

Sunday Mass Homily, 30 Dec 2012, Deacon Joe (Luke 2:41-52)

     The Holy Family as the model of our own lives

Octave of Christmas Homily, 31 Dec 2012, Fr Francisco (John 1:1-18)

     The priesthood as pontifex--bridge between man and God

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 31 Dec 2012, Fr Francisco

     If we say that He is God, then we must be transformed