Browsing Fr. Daniel's Sunday Homilies

25th Sunday year A 2020

Posted by Church Staff on 9/20/20

I am notoriously difficult to give gifts for, which causes grief for my parents.

Despite the trouble I give them, they still seek to give.  The notion of giving gifts to someone is done through generosity, and someone is generous through love. 

Today’s gospel reading is about showing the ... Read More »

24th Sunday year A 2020

Posted by Church Staff on 9/13/20

Last week I spoke about correcting those who have gone astray, and I focused it on something you observed in the other person that needed direction.  But now let’s make personal, you have been the one wronged, you’re upset, you’re angry, and you want something done about.  There is ... Read More »

23rd Sunday year A 2020

Posted by Church Staff on 9/06/20

In the story of Cain and Abel, Cain famously said to God, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”  Is his well-being any concern of mine?  Of course, that was after he had already killed Abel.

There are times where we must be willing to help those who we know are ... Read More »

22nd Sunday year A 2020

Posted by Church Staff on 8/31/20

In the gospels, Jesus has been known from time to time to use insulting language, he called people hypocrites, brood of vipers, and once indirectly called a gentile woman a dog, but only here has he ever called someone Satan, and to Peter no less, who just earlier was ... Read More »

21st Sunday year A 2020

Posted by Church Staff on 8/23/20

I’m sure everyone at some point has wondered what other people think of them.  What do people say about you.  Perhaps more importantly, what do you say about yourself.  What I mean is, how do you describe and identify yourself?  What describes who you are, that set’s you apart ... Read More »

20th Sunday year A 2020

Posted by Church Staff on 8/16/20

Everything up to the time of Jesus, the notion of salvation was that it was going to be for the Jews, a specific chosen people.  Yet, during the age of prophets, there was a sense that the Kingdom of God would encompass the whole world, that people of every ... Read More »

19th Sunday year A 2020

Posted by Church Staff on 8/09/20

I am continually fascinated by Peter in the gospels.  Here is a man who at first seems to understand who Jesus is and what he can do, but then goes on to second guess himself and doubt.  In today’s gospel for example, he sees Jesus on the water, and ... Read More »

18th Sunday year A 2020

Posted by Church Staff on 8/02/20

There is a church in the Holy Land built next to the site where the miracle of the multiplication of loaves was believed to have taken place.  It’s a fairly simple church, but with these wonderful mosaic floors.  And on the floor right underneath the altar there is a ... Read More »

17th Sunday year A 2020

Posted by Church Staff on 7/27/20

I want you to consider for a moment, for who or for what do you put in most of your time and energy.  What do you most seek to obtain or to hold onto?

Life, wealth, family, learning, security, a hobby?

Now, out of all those things, what is ... Read More »

16th Sunday year A 2020

Posted by Church Staff on 7/19/20

Jesus shows through these parables that the Kingdom of God consists of growing and becoming fruitful and bountiful, where even the smallest seeds of faith grow to be great in the love of God and others.  The source of that growth is our relationship with Jesus Christ and his ... Read More »