January - June 2011

Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral

Reno Catholic Network



Sunday Mass Homily, 2 Jan 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 2:1-12)

     Epiphany - our call to Christian discipleship

Sunday Mass Homily, 9 Jan 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 3:13-17)

     God created us in His image and likeness - our response

Sunday Mass Homily, 16 Jan 2011, Fr Francisco (John 1:29-34)

     The Word became flesh 

Walk for Life Mass Homily, 22 Jan 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 4:12-23)

     Jesus' call to us to be a light in our degraded culture

Sunday Mass Homily, 23 Jan 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 4:12-23)

     The immediacy and urgency of Jesus' call to us

Sunday CCD Retreat Mass Homily, 6 February 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 5:13-16)

     The salt of the Earth and light of the world 

Sunday Mass Homily, 21 Feb 2011, Bishop Calvo (Matthew 5:38-48)

     Turn the other cheek 

Sunday Mass Homily, 21 Feb 2011, Deacon Bob (Matthew 5:38-48)

     Loving and being Christ-like

Saturday Mass Homily, 26 Feb 2011, Fr Francisco (Mar 10:13-16)

     The Blessed Virgin Mary: the Seat of Wisdom

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

     Catechesis on the Extraordinary Form of the Mass

Saturday Mass Homily, 5 Mar 2011, Fr Francisco (Mark 11:27-33)

     The Blessed Virgin Mary and Holy Wisdom 

Sunday Mass Homily, 6 Mar 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 7:21-27)

     Living the Word of the Lord

Saturday Mass Homily, 12 Mar 2011, Fr Francisco (Isaiah 58:9b-14)

     Ongoing conversion and radical openness to God

Sunday Mass Homily, 13 Mar 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 4:1-11)

     We must take on Christ to resist Satan

Saturday 4:28 Retreat Mass Homily, 19 Mar 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a)

     St Joseph: the model for Christian disciples

Sunday 4:28 Retreat Mass Homily, 19 Mar 2011,  Fr Francisco (Matthew 17:1-9)

     The Transfiguration: a sign that everything is oriented to our good

Sunday Mass Homily, 20 Mar 2011, Deacon Bob (Matthew 17:1-9)

     Open our hearts and minds to God speaking to us

Sunday Mass Homily, 27 Mar 2011, Fr Francisco (John 4:5-42)

     Will we join as beloved disciples of the Lord?

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 1 Apr 2011, Fr Francisco (John 4:5-42)

     The Samaritan woman: a model of beloved discipleship

Sunday Mass Homily, 3 Apr 2011, Fr Francisco (John 9:1-41)

      The healing of the man born blind: a call to conversion to each of us 

Saturday Mass Homily, 9 Apr 2011, Fr Francisco (John 7:40-53)

     Are we rejecting Jesus today in our own lives?

Sunday Mass Homily, 10 Apr 2011, Deacon Bob (John 11:1-45)

     Learn to love and forgive as Jesus does

Mass of the Lord's Supper Homily, 21 Apr 2011, Bishop Calvo (John 13:1-15)

     Will we let Jesus wash our feet?

Good Friday of the Lord's Passion, Homily, 22 Apr 2011, Fr Francisco (John 18:1-19:42)

     We are all part of the mob that crucifies Jesus

Mass of the Easter Vigil, Homily, 23 Apr 2011, Bishop Calvo (Matthew 28:1-10)

     Where is Jesus leading us?

Easter Sunday Mass Homily, 24 Apr 2011, Fr Francisco (John 20:1-9)

     Celebration of Easter: Baptism into Christ

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 1 May 2011, Fr Francisco (John 20:19-31)

     The encounter of Thomas--and each one of us--with the Risen Christ 

Saturday Mass Homily, 7 May 2011, Fr Francisco (John 6:16-21)

     The establishment of the Diaconate

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 8 May 2011, Fr Francisco (John 10:11-16)

     Recognizing our Good Shepherd--through the breaking of the bread

Saturday Mass Homily, 14 May 2011, Fr Francisco (Acts 1:15-17, 20-26)

     The Church is all about regeneration

Sunday Mass Homily, 15 May, 2011, Fr Francisco (John 10:1-10)

     A disposition of repentence--our only deliverance from the madding crowd

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 15 May 2011, Fr Francisco (John 16:16-22)

     Will we blend into the crowd or stand apart and with Jesus?

Saturday Mass Homily, 28 May 2011, Fr Francisco (John 15:18-21)

     Condensation of theology in the Johannine vocabulary

Sunday Mass Homily, 29 May 2011, Fr Jack (MS) (John 14:15-21)

     The missionary Church 

Missa Cantata (EF) Homily, 3 Jun 2011, Fr Francisco

     Liturgical structure in the EF and OF: musical balance and the Word of God

Saturday Mass Homily, 4 Jun 2011, Fr Francisco (John 16:23b-28)

     The gift of the Holy Spirit

Sunday Mass Homily, 5 Jun 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 28:16-20)

     Preaching the Gospel to the ends of the earth...credibly

Saturday Mass Homily, 11 Jun 2011, Fr Francisco (Acts 11:21b-26; 12:1-3)

     The Apostles' experience of the resurrected Jesus--and ours

Saturday Mass Homily, 18 Jun 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 6:24-34)

     Our vulnerability and weakness brings us closer to God

Sunday Mass Homily, 18 Jun 2011, Fr Francisco (John 3:16-18)

     Genuine transformation is made possible by God

Sunday Mass Homily, 19 Jun 2011, Bishop Calvo (John 3:16-18)

     The natural flow of love is to ever expand outward

Saturday Mass Homily, 25 Jun 2011, Fr Francisco (Matthew 8:5-17)

      Faith in the Lord God--of the centurion, of Abraham, and of us

Sunday Mass Homily, 26 Jun 2011, Fr Francisco (John 6:51-58)

     The Eucharist--the centerpiece of our prayer and our lives