Homily – March 31, 2019

31 March 2019 Year C In Vienna there is a church in which the former ruling family in Austria, the Hapsburgs, are buried. When royal funerals used to arrive the mourners knocked at the door of the church to be allowed in. A priest inside would ask ‘Who is it that...

Homily – March 24, 2019

III Sunday of Lent, Year C I don’t really have a “green thumb” but I have a little garden off the driveway of the rectory. When I arrived here, there was a large rose bush in that little side garden. The problem though is that it bloomed only one time for me and then...

Homily – March 17, 2019

II Sunday of Lent, Year C In high school I went hiking up Mount Greylock once – just once! My friends thought it would be more fun to hike the power lines rather than a regular trail… It was probably one of the stupidest things I have ever done because I nearly died…...

Homily – March 10, 2019

I Sunday of Lent, Year C The desert is a dry, barren area of land … a place without vegetation and water … literally a waste … a place without life. Immediately after His baptism and being identified at the “Beloved Son” of the Father, Jesus makes His way out to this...