Homily from Mass of Hope and Healing (June 16, 2021): See, I am making all things new

We have all been through a lot during the past year and a half. On July 16 at Holy Spirit Parish we celebrated a special Mass and time of Adoration, approaching the Lord Jesus for his gifts of hope and healing. Here is my homily from that Mass.

I preached mainly on the first reading: Revelation 21.1-5a.

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,

‘See, the home of God is among mortals.
He will dwell with them;
they will be his peoples,
and God himself will be with them;
he will wipe every tear from their eyes.
Death will be no more;
mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
for the first things have passed away.’
And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’

Revelation 21.1-5a from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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Homily from June 6, 2021 (Corpus Christi): Do This in Memory of Me

I realize anything I say concerning the horrible things endured by our Indigenous brothers and sisters in Canada will be woefully inadequate. I am sorry. I have much to learn and penance to undertake. Let’s keep each other in prayer.

Meekly, here is my homily and video from the Mass for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), celebrated at Holy Spirit Parish on June 6, 2021.

See the readings at usccb.org.

The video from the Mass (beginning with the Rosary – skip ahead to approx. 27 minutes for the Mass):

Homily from May 23, 2021 (Pentecost): An Opportunity

Here is my homily and video from Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost, celebrated at Holy Spirit Parish on May 23, 2021.

See the readings at usccb.org. I read the second option for the gospel, from John 15.26-27, 16.12-15.

The video from the Mass (beginning with the Rosary – skip ahead to approx. 29 minutes for the Mass):

Homily from May 16, 2021: Ascension (or: How many Habs fans does it take to change a light bulb?)

Here is my homily and video from Mass for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Year B, celebrated at Holy Spirit Parish on May 16, 2021.

See the readings at usccb.org.

The video from the Mass (beginning with the Rosary – skip ahead to approx. 22 minutes for the Mass):

Homily from May 9, 2021: I have been and always shall be… your friend

Here is my homily and video from Mass for the 6th Sunday of Easter, Year B, celebrated at Holy Spirit Parish on May 9, 2021.

See the readings at usccb.org.
 

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