Homilies


Baptism of the Lord

Speaker: | January 14, 2019

Preached January 13, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Last Sunday, in the celebration of the Epiphany, the infant Jesus, the Son of God, was revealed as a light shining to the nations....


Epiphany

Epiphany

Speaker: | January 06, 2019

Preached January 6, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Christmas is a celebration of the true light coming into a world darkened by sin. Christmas celebrates the light of Jesus Christ, the Son...


Holy Mother of God

Holy Mother of God

Speaker: | January 01, 2019

Preached January 1, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon As we begin the New Year the Church celebrates the beginning of our salvation with the Solemnity of the Holy Mother of God. Outside...


Holy Family - Three Hearts

Holy Family

Speaker: | December 30, 2018

Preached December 30, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Jesus Christ came into the light of day the same way we all did; he was born of a woman. He entered a human...


Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Speaker: | December 25, 2018

Preached December 25, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Christmas is a time of dreams of ‘peace on earth’, but with each passing year we seem to be farther from the reality. Perhaps...


4th Sunday of Advent

4th Sunday of Advent

Speaker: | December 23, 2018

Preached December 23, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Today, on this 4th Sunday of Advent, we are presented with the Gospel of the Visitation. We witness one of the simplest, most common,...


3rd Sunday of Advent

Speaker: | December 17, 2018

Preached December 16, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon To be honest, the message of today’s Mass, the 3rd Sunday of Advent, Advent’s Sunday of Joy, might be a bit irritating. Rejoice in...


2nd Sunday of Advent

Speaker: | December 10, 2018

Preached December 9, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon The opening of today’s Gospel fixes a very definite time in history making reference to the political and religious order of the time and...


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1st Sunday of Advent

Speaker: | December 03, 2018

Preached December 2, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon This Holiday Season I am thinking I might be a bit of a Grinch. I am not going to put out a ‘Keep Christ...