Here is my homily from Dec. 18, 2016, 4th Sunday of Advent, Year A.

Readings: Isaiah 7.10-14; Psalm 24; Romans 1.1-7; Matthew 1.18-24 (See the readings at

Click here to read the speech from Pope Francis, given in Manila, Philippines on Jan. 16, 2015.

We’d love to have you at Mass! Regular Mass times at Holy Spirit Parish are: Saturday, 5pm; Sunday, 10am, 12 noon, and 7pm. Christmas Masses are Dec. 24 at 5pm, 8pm, and 11pm, and Dec. 25 at 10am.

Photo by Bro. Jeffrey Pioquinto, SJ (Flickr), licensed Creative Commons CC BY 2.0