Sermons from April 2016

Glory! Glory! Glory!

Glory! Glory! Glory! Glory is God’s; God is glorified. This is the resounding affirmation that is repeated in our Gospel proclamation: 3 times the word glorified and twice the word glorify. The glory of God that is celebrated with the rising of Jesus from the darkness of the grave to the light of an early…

GLORY! GLORY! GLORY! Glory is God’s; God is glorified. This is the resounding affirmation that is repeated in our Gospel proclamation: 3 times the word glorified and twice the word glorify. The glory of God that is celebrated with the rising of Jesus from the darkness of the grave to the light of an early…

Tuned Into His Voice

Tuned Into His Voice   Unfortunately, life in today’s world is noisy, and it is not always easy for us to hear the voice of our good shepherd. We are bombarded with so many other voices, so many images, so many ideas. Christ knows this, yet he still tells us, “My sheep hear my voice;…

We must not try to avoid the cross

“WE MUST NOT TRY TO AVOID THE CROSS”   In today’s Gospel, did Peter go back into the fishing business and quit following Jesus? No one could say that the thought didn’t go through his mind. Peter had long-standing problems with Jesus’ command to take up the cross. When Jesus had first mentioned the cross…

The Scars of the Risen Jesus

Divine Mercy Sunday: The Scars of the Risen Jesus   During the time between Jesus’ Resurrection and His Ascension, the disciples, in a way lose their freedom of choice to believe or not to believe that it is Jesus truly alive. No other living person bears the scars of crucifixion, the crowning with thorns, and…