Homilies

 July - December 2013

                                              Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral

Reno Catholic Network

Independence Day Homily (4 July 2013) Fr Mateusz 

     Oppression and freedom

Saturday Mass Homily (6 July 2013) Fr Mateusz (Matthew 9: 14-17)

     The sense of faith

Sunday Mass Homily (7 July 2013) Fr Mateusz (Luke 10:1-12, 17-20)

     Our faith is not based on feelings

Saturday Mass Homily (13 July 2013) Fr Mateusz (Matthew 10:24-33)

     Do not be afraid

Sunday Mass Homily (14 July 2013) Fr Mateusz (Luke 10:25-37)

     Who is worthy to be my neighbor?

Saturday Mass Homily (20 July 2013) Fr Mateusz (Matthew 12:14-21)

     Obedience to God can change the world

Sunday Mass Homily (21 July 2013) Fr Mateusz (Luke 10:38-42)

     Listen to what Jesus says is the most important thing

Saturday Mass Homily (27 July 2013) Fr Mateusz (Matthew 13:24-30)

     The enemy reacts when we offer our hearts to Jesus

Sunday Mass Homily (28 July 2013) Fr Mateusz (Luke 11:1-13)

     Pray to God with all your life

Missa Solemnis Homily (2 August 2013) Fr Francisco

     Plenary Indulgence of Our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula

Sunday Mass Homily (17 August 2013) Fr Francisco (Luke 12:49-53)

     Living the Gospel leads to divisions and persecution

Sunday Mass Homily (1 September 2013) Fr Francisco (Luke 14:1, 7-14)

     Take the lowest seat at the table

Missa Cantata Homily (6 September 2013) Fr Francisco

     It is because the Mass is sacrifice that we have any benefit

Saturday Mass Homily (14 September 2013) Fr Francisco (John 3:13-17)

     The Jesus at the center of Pope Francis' thinking

Sunday Mass Homily (15 September 2013) Fr Francisco (Luke 15:1-32)

     Return to the Father from fear or from love?

Sunday Mass Homily (15 September 2013) Bishop Calvo (Luke 15:1-32)

     God's mercy is without measure

Saturday Mass Homily (21 September 2013) Fr Francisco (Matthew 9:9-13) 

     The Calling of Saint Matthew

Saturday Mass Homily (28 September 2013) Fr Francisco (Luke 9:43B-45)

     Do you choose ego striving, denial, or radical openness to God?

Sunday Mass Homily (28 September 2013)  Fr Francisco (Luke 16:19-31)

     Let us never become so comfortable as to lose sight of Lazarus among us

Missa Cantata Homily (4 October 2013) Fr Francisco

     Saint Francis' conformity to Christ

Sunday Mass Homily (6 October 2013) Fr Francisco (Luke 17:5-10)

     Faith and Service

Saturday Mass Homily (12 October 2013)  Fr Francisco (Luke 11:27-28)

     Let us be faithful to the covenant that Jesus has made to us

Sunday Mass Homily (12 Oct 2013)  Fr Francisco (Luke 17:11-19)

     The power of God unleashed on the whole world

Sunday Mass Homily (13 Oct 2013)  Fr Francisco (Luke 17:11-19)

     The Gospel unchained

Sunday Mass Homily (13 Oct 2013)  Bishop Calvo (Luke 17:11-19)

     Solidarity with the vulnerable

Saturday Mass Homily (26 Oct 2013) Fr Francisco (Luke 13:1-9)

     Grace integrates the flesh and the spirit

Sunday Mass Homily (27 Oct 2013) Fr Francisco (Luke 18:9-14)

     Our self-righteousness is between us and salvation

Solemn High Mass Homily (1 Nov 2013) Bishop Calvo

     We are all called to be saints

Saturday Mass Homily (2 Nov 2013) Fr Francisco

     Our faith in the resurrection of the body

Solemn High Mass Homily (2 Nov 2013) Fr Francisco

     Death is not terrifying for Christians

Sunday Mass Homily (3 Nov 2013)  Fr Francisco  (Luke 19:1-10)

      Will you open the door of your house and let me in?

Sunday Mass Homily (3 Nov 2013)  Bishop Calvo (Luke 19:1-10)

     Encounters with Christ that change your life

Saturday Mass Homily (9 Nov 2013)  Fr Francisco (John 2:13-22)

     Zeal for our Father's house

Saturday Mass Homily (16 Nov 2013) Fr Francisco (Luke 18:1-8)

     Prepare for your end time

Sunday Mass Homily (17 Nov 2013) Deacon Joe (Luke 21:5-19)

     What about the future?

Sunday Mass Homily (17 Nov 2013) Fr Francisco (Luke 21:5-19)

     The saving significance of the death of the Lord Jesus     

Saturday Mass Homily (23 Nov 2013) Fr Francisco (Luke 20:27-40)

     Will we choose the more difficult path?

Sunday Mass Homily (24 Nov 2013) Deacon Bob (Luke 23:35-43)

     Are we living in Christ?

Thanksgiving Day Mass Homily (28 Nov 2013) Fr Francisco (Luke 17:11-19)

     Very few give thanks to God

Saturday Mass Homily (30 Nov 2013) Fr Francisco (Matthew 4:18-22)

     The intercession of the saints

Sunday Mass Homily (1 Dec 2013)  Bishop Calvo (Matthew 24:37-44)

     Prepare for the coming of Christ with an examen

Sunday Mass Homily (1 Dec 2013)  Fr Francisco (Matthew 24:37-44)

     The Temple or the Cross?

Missa Cantata (TLM) Mass Homiliy (6 Dec 2013) Fr Francisco

      Faith in God subjugated to the almighty dollar

Sunday Mass Homiliy (7 Dec 2013) Fr Francisco (Matthew 3:1-12)

     Are you longing for the coming of the Lord?

Saturday Mass Homily (14 Dec 2013)  Fr Francisco (Matthew 17:9A; 10-13)

     God's plan is fulfilled for each one of us

Sunday Mass Homily (15 Dec 2013) Deacon Joe (Matthew 11:2-11)

     John points the way to Jesus   

Sunday Mass Homily (22 Dec 2013) Bishop Calvo (Matthew 1:18-24)

     Are we worthy of God's trust?

Christmas Midnight Mass Homily (25 Dec 2013) Bishop Calvo (Luke 2:1-14)

     God's hidden drama of salvation

Christmas Day Mass Homily (25 Dec 2013)  Fr Francisco (John 1:1-18)

     The end is the coming of Christmas in its fullest

Octave of Christmas Mass Homily (26 Dec 2013) Deacon Joe (Matthew 10:17-22)

     The reality of Christmas and our life in Christ