Cycle A

7th Sunday of Easter

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Originally delivered on May 27, 1990
Readings: Acts 1:12-14; Peter 4:13-16; John 17:1-11
In this week’s Gospel, we hear Jesus tell God, His Father, that He had finished the work that He was called to do.  Fr. Healy reminds us that the only other one that might be able to say the same, would be Mary, the Mother of Jesus.  He points out that in the Gospel reading we see even the apostles were less than perfect as the Church after Jesus ascended.  We too then are called, even in all of our humanity and imperfections, to be the Church and to bring Jesus’s message to our sisters in brothers through our actions.


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Originally delivered on August 15, 1993

Readings: Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6, 10; Corinthians 15:20-26; Luke 1: 39-56

In this homily, we hear a reflection of Jesus’ response to woman that yelled out “Blest is the womb that bore you and the breasts that nursed you!”  In response, He said, “Rather, blest are they who hear the word of God and keep it.” Fr. Healy asks us to consider that Mary’s willingness to hear God’s word and carry out His will is her true gift to us so that we might emulate her actions.  


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Readings: Genesis: 1:1-2.2; Genesis 22:1-18; Matthew 28:1-10

Originally delivered on April 15, 1990

We are joyful today because the Easter people know that God’s strength and triumph is greater than any death.  We will experience and taste death in countless ways, but we will persevere because of our God.  We are encouraged to see our Easter blessings even in the depths of our despair.

5th Sunday of Lent

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Originally delivered on April 1, 1990