Homilies


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Pentecost Sunday

Speaker: | May 21, 2018

Preached May 20, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon This year Pentecost Sunday coincides with ‘Commitment Sunday’ for the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. So in the larger context of Pentecost and the coming of...


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Ascension of the Lord

Speaker: | May 14, 2018

Preached Saturday evening, May 12, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Whenever we speak of Jesus Christ, we must always keep in mind that the one divine person, the Son of God, is...


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6th Sunday of Easter

Speaker: | May 07, 2018

Preached May 6, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Let us love one another, because love is of God.  “Love” is a much abused word that seems to have the power to turn...


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4th Sunday of Easter

Speaker: | April 23, 2018

Preached April 22, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In today’s 1st reading we heard St. Peter make a bold claim, one that scandalizes the world in which we live today, just as...


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3rd Sunday of Easter

Speaker: | April 16, 2018

Preached April 15, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon On Easter Sunday I spoke about the spooky quality of Jesus’ resurrection, a spooky quality that we are presented with in today’s Gospel. Indeed,...


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Divine Mercy Sunday

Speaker: | April 09, 2018

Preached April 8, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In today’s Gospel, Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, greets his Apostles three times, saying, Peace be with you.  Then he tells Thomas, Do...


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Easter Sunday

Speaker: | April 01, 2018

Preached April 1, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon It can be very disconcerting to find out that you are not alone, when you thought you were. Imagine coming into your house in...


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Easter Vigil   

Speaker: | March 31, 2018

Preached March 31, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Those of you who have been attending all the service through the Sacred Triduum will have noticed that I have been placing great emphasis...


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Good Friday

Good Friday

Speaker: | March 30, 2018

Preached March 30, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In recounting Jesus’ death on the Cross, the Evangelist John makes a special note of the fulfillment of two passages of Scripture, the first...


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Holy Thursday

Speaker: | March 29, 2018

Preached March 29, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon The Mass is not a re-enactment of the Last Supper. If you want a re-enactment you could go to the ‘Last Days of Jesus’...


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