Homilies

June - December 2014

Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral

Reno Catholic Network

 

 

 

Saturday Mass Homily  12 July 2014  Fr Francisco (Matthew 10:24-33)

     Cleanse me to authenitically worship the most high God

Sunday Mass Homily 13 July 2014   Deacon Bob (Matthew 13:1-23)

     Do we reject the parts of God's message that we don't like?

Sunday Mass Homily 13 July 2014   Deacon Joe (Matthew 13:1-23)

     Jesus is both the sower and the seed     

Saturday Mass Homily 19 July 2014  Fr Francisco (Matthew 12:14-21)

     The prophet's call to return to authentic worship and the moral code

Sunday Mass Homily 19 July 2014  Fr Francisco (Mattew 13:24-33)

     We don't know how to pray as we ought

Daily Mass Homily 22 July 2014  Fr Francisco (John 20:1-2, 11-18)

     Committment to the penitential life

Daily Mass Homily 23 July 2014  Fr Francisco  (Matthew 13:1-9)

     Conversion itself prepares us for adversity

Daily Mass Homily 24 July 2014  Fr Francisco (Matthew 13:10-17)

     The movement from penitence to conversion to God's mercy

Daily Mass Homily 25 July 2014  Fr Francisco (Matthew 20:20-18)

     We know that to follow Jesus means to take up our cross every day

Solemn High Mass (EF) Homily 25 July 2014  Fr Francisco

    The disciple must be radically open to receive the Christ who comes 

Saturday Mass Homily 26 July 2014  Fr Francisco (Matthew 13:24-30)

     The nature and inherent weakness of the ancient temple

Sunday Mass Homily 27 July 2014  Fr Francisco (Matthew 13:44-52)

     Faith and reason

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily  1 August 2014  Fr Francisco

     Chains that bind us to the Lord Jesus 

Saturday Mass Homily  2 August 2014  Fr Francisco

     We are still a long ways off

Sunday Mass Homily  3 August 2014  Fr Francisco  (Matthew 14:13-21)

     The immigration crisis: keeping our Gospel bearings

Daily Mass Homily (St Dominic)  8 August 2014 Fr Francisco

     The fruits of contemplation brought to the apostolate

Saturday Mass Homily  9 August 2014  Fr Francisco  (Matthew 17:14-20)

     Love for the crucified Christ

Sunday Mass Homily  10 August 2014  Deacon Joe (Matthew 14:22-33)

     Lord, save me!

Saturday Mass Homily  16 August 2014  Fr Paul (Matthew 19:13-15)

     Live the Gospel: other humans are important to us

Sunday Mass Homily  17 August 2014  Deacon Bob (Matthew 15:21-28)

     Learning how to pray from the Caananite woman

Saturday Mass Homily  23 August 2014  Fr Paul  (Matthew 23:1-12)

     Whatever our authority, we are all servants of the Lord 

Sunday Mass Homily  24 August 2014  Fr Francisco  (Matthew 16:13-20)

     Will you forgive others or hold them bound forever?

Daily Mass Homily (St Louis)  25 August 2014  Fr Paul

     Doing the little things

Saturday Mass Homily 30 August 2014 Fr Paul  (Matthew 25:14-30)

     Use your faith

Sunday Mass Homily 31 August 2014 Bishop Calvo  (Matthew 16:21-27)

     Offer it up!

Daily Mass Homily (Labor Day) 1 September 2014 Fr Paul  (Luke 4:16-30)

     Have faith

Missa Cantata (EF) Mass Homily  5 September 2014 Fr Francisco

     The Cross reconciles and transforms everything 

Saturday Mass Homily  6 September 2014  Fr Paul (Luke 6:1-5)

     Mary continues to give us the Lord

Sunday Mass Homily  7 September 2014  Fr Mateusz

     A little bit of Hollywood

Sunday Mass Homily 7 September 2014  Bishop Calvo (Matthew 18:15-20)

     Forgiveness and reconciliation through listening

Sunday Mass Homily  14 September 2014  Fr Mateusz

     God's mercy

Missa Cantata Sunday Mass Homily  14 September Fr Francisco

     Jesus' holiness is possible in human flesh

Saturday Mass Homily 20 September 2014  Fr Paul  (Luke 8:4-15)

     That we may be transformed into the image of Christ

Saturday Mass Homily 20 September 2014  Bishop Calvo  (Luke 8:4-15)

     Be rich soil, upon which is sown God's word

Sunday Mass Homily  21 September 2014  Fr Mateusz  (Matthew 20:1-16a)

     We can meet Jesus Christ

Sunday Mass Homily 21 September 2014  Deacon Joe  (Matthew 20:1-16a)

     Justice is the point, not fairness

Saturday Mass Homily, 27 September 2014  Fr Paul (Luke 9:43b-49)

     Human life is destined by God to be more than we think

Sunday Mass Homily, 28 September 2014,  Fr Paul  (Matthew 21:28-32)

     Taking responsibility for ourselves

Sunday Mass Homily, 28 September 2014  Fr Francisco  (Matthew 21:28-32)

     Who around us is doing the will of God?

Missa Cantata Mass Homily (Feast of Saint Francis)  4 Oct 2014 Fr Francisco

     Saint Francis' example of sanctity

Sunday Mass Homily, 5 October 2014  Fr Francisco (Matthew 21:33-43)

     Saint Francis, sin, and redemption in Christ

Sunday Mass Homily, 5 October 2014  Fr Paul (Matthew 21:33-43)

     What are we before God?

Sunday Mass Homily, 5 October 2014  Fr Mateusz (Matthew 21:33-43)

     Our lives from the second stanza

Saturday Mass Homily, 11 October 2014  Fr Paul (Luke 11:27-28)

     Hearing the voice of the Lord

Sunday Mass Homily, 12 October 2014  Fr Mateusz (Matthew 22:1-14)

     Glass of vodka and things that are easier

Sunday Mass Homily, 12 October 2014  Bishop Calvo (Matthew 22:1-14)

     Masterpiece of God's creation

Sunday Mass Homily, 12 October 2014  Deacon Bob  (Matthew 22:1-14)

     Let us clothe ourselves in holiness

Saturday Mass Homily, 18 October 2014, Fr Paul (Luke 10:1-9)

     Our job is to be faithful to Christ

Sunday Mass Homily, 19 October 2014, Fr Paul (Matthew 22:15-21)

     You are in God's image; render yourselves unto God

Sunday Mass Homily, 19 October 2014, Deacon Joe (Matthew 22:15-21)

     A pinch of incense

Saturday Mass Homily  25 October 2014,  Fr Francisco (Luke 13:1-9)

     Love guides us into the truth

Sunday Mass Homily  26 October 2014,  Fr Paul (Matthew 22:34-40)

     Do we show the compassionate face of God to our neighbor?

Saturday Mass Homily  1 Nov 2014,  Fr Paul (Matthew 5:1-12A)

     Commit ourselves to God because he has committed Himself to us

Missa Cantata Homily  1 Nov 2014,  Fr Francisco

     Mass of all the Saints

Sunday Mass Homily  2 Nov 2014,  Bishop Calvo  (John 6:37-40)

     The unity of the Body of Christ in life and death

Sunday Mass Homily  2 Nov 2014, Fr Paul  (John 6:37-40)

     Death is bitter, but the mercy of God is eternal

Saturday Mass Homily  8 Nov 2014,  Fr Paul (Luke 16:9-15)

     God blesses us so that we can bless other people

Sunday Mass Homily  9 Nov 2014,  Deacon Joe  (John 2:13-22)

     Recognizing that each of us make up the temple of God

Saturday Mass Homily  15 Nov 2014,  Fr Paul (Luke 18:1-8)

     When we are the center of our life, we have problems

Sunday Mass Homily  16 Nov 2014,  Fr Paul (Matthew 25:14-30)

     Our faith--we use it or we lose it

Saturday Mass Homily, 22 Nov 2014, Fr Paul  (Luke 20:27-40)

     Proclaim and live in the truth of Christ

Sunday Mass Homily, 23 Nov 2014, Bishop Calvo  (Matthew 25:31-46)

     Christ the King

Sunday Mass Homily, 30 Nov 2014, Fr Paul (Mark 13:33-37)

     God is present and we can't live without Him

Sunday Mass Homily, 7 Dec 2014, Fr Francisco  (Mark 1:1-8)

     The baptized are to prepare the world for the return of the Messiah

Immaculate Conception Mass Homily, 8 Dec 2014, Fr Paul  (Luke 1:26-38)

     What if we all said "yes" to God like Mary did?

Immaculate Conception Mass Homily, 8 Dec 2014, Fr Francisco (Luke 1:26-38)

     We are called to be as holy as the Blessed Virgin

Saturday Mass Homily, 13 Dec 2014, Fr Paul (Matthew 17:9A, 10-13)

     We receive Jesus as He reveals himself

Sunday Mass Homily, 14 Dec 2014, Bishop Calvo (John 1:6-8, 19-28)

     Prepare the way for Christ to enter into our hearts

Saturday Mass Homily, 20 Dec 2014, Fr Paul (Luke 1:26-38) 

     Do not be afraid to give your heart to the Lord

Christmas Midnight Mass Homily, 25 Dec 2014, Bishop Calvo (Luke 2:1-14)

     Christ's light shines before us

Mass in the Octave of Christmas, 26 Dec 2014,Deacon Joe (Matthew 10:17-22)

     Witness to Jesus

Saturday Mass in the Octave of Christmas Homily, 27 Dec 2014, Fr Francisco

     Submit to the mystery of the sacramental life of the Church

Sunday Mass Homily, 28 Dec 2014, Deacon Joe (Luke 2:22-40)

       God wants to be part of our families

Sunday Mass Homily, 28 Dec 2014, Fr Francisco (Luke 2:22-40)

     The meaning of family

Mass in the Octave of Christmas, 29 Dec 2014, Fr Francisco (Luke 2:22-35)

     Man the citizen and man the believer

Mass in the Octave of Christmas, 30 Dec 2014, Fr Paul (Luke 2:36-40)

     God has come to us, and God stays with us

Mass of the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, 31 Dec 2014, Fr Paul

     Let God into the mystery of our own heart