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4th Sunday of Easter

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Readings: Acts 4:8-12; John 3:1-2; John 10:11-18

Originally delivered on April 24, 1988

In today’s homily, Fr. Healy tells us that the second reading really touched him because we are called “children of God.” We are reminded that God loves us just as we are. Perhaps this is hard to believe because to do so requires us to love others as God already loves us.

3rd Sunday of Easter

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Readings: Acts 5:12-16; Revelation 1:9-11, 12-13, 17-19; John 20:19-31

Originally delivered on April 17, 1994

In this homily, we are reminded that our sins are always forgiven.  Indeed, God is Mercy and Redemption.  It’s so amazing that it’s difficult for many of us to believe.  Nonetheless, we must try to reflect God’s forgiveness in how we treat one another.  We must love one another, just as God loves us.


2nd Sunday of Easter

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Readings: Acts 4:32-35; John 5:1-6; John 20: 19-31

Originally delivered on April 10, 1994

In today’s Gospel, we are called to be the risen Christ to our sisters and brothers, to forgive others, and to believe even when we do not have evidence.  We must regenerate others’ hope in Jesus just as the first Christian community was in the Acts of the Apostles.

2nd Sunday of Easter

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Readings: Acts 4:32-35; John 5:1-6; John 20: 19-31

Originally delivered on April 10, 1988

In this week’s Gospel, we are reminded that God’s presence will be obvious when we take care of our sisters and brothers.  When we forgive them, they will feel God’s presence. We are commissioned to be the Church.  We are the Easter people that must let the world know that there is still hope to be celebrated.


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Reading: Matthew 28:1-10 (although this is the wrong Gospel for this year)

Originally delivered April 3, 1994

Through his humor, Fr. Healy reminds us of the power of laughter.  We should be happy and laugh because we are Easter people.  Indeed, God calls upon us to persevere in spite of whatever is going on around or to us.

Easter Vigil

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Originally delivered on April 2, 1988

Reading: Mark 16:1-8

We are reminded that we are joyful, Easter people despite what is happening around us or to us.  We have Christ risen so nothing or no one can defeat us because He is within us. We are reminded of some of the significant events of the previous year – some happy and many sad.  In the midsts of these events, we must recognize that we are alive and we have reason to sing alleluia.


Passion Sunday

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Originally delivered on March 27, 1988

Reading: Mark 11:1-10

In today’s Gospel, we hear that first the crowds welcomed Jesus, throwing palms in front of him, only to later call for His crucifixion.  We are challenged to reflect on how we welcome Jesus in our lives. How close do we let our Lord?  Do we let our love for and faith in Jesus influence our daily lives?  Father Healy reflects on his and the parish’s own decisions regarding the homelessness. We are each invited, even challenged, to explore if we really welcome Jesus in our lives.