Christ’s Ascension: reconciling us to the Father, advancing the Kingdom

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Ascension of the Lord, Year C: May 8, 2016
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Go, tell it! God has acted first, for our transformation.

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The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas): Dec. 25, 2015
Mass at Dawn

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Unto us a child is born—but this one is different!

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Children’s Mass homily
The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas): Dec. 24, 2015
Vigil Mass

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La Sagrada Familia y la obediencia de la fe

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La Sagrada Familia, Año B: 28 Diciembre 2014 (more…)

The Holy Family and the obedience of faith

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Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Year B:
Dec. 28, 2014

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Cristo nació para ti

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La Navidad del Señor: 24 Diciembre 2014
Misa vespertina de la Vigilia

Is 62, 1-5; Sal 88; Hch 13, 16-17.22-25; Mt 1, 1-25 (more…)

Choosing his own grandfather

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Children’s Mass homily
The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas): Dec. 24, 2014
Vigil Mass

Isa 62:1-5; Ps 89; Acts 13:16-17, 22-25; Matt 1:18-25 (more…)

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Un Regalo que exige un veredicto

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La Natividad del Señor: 25 Diciembre 2013
Misa del Día
Is 52, 7-10; Sal 97; Heb 1, 1-6; Jn 1, 1-18 (more…)

A Gift that demands a verdict

This is a translation of the Spanish homily I preached.
The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas): Dec. 25, 2013
Mass during the Day
Isa 52:7-10; Ps 98; Heb 1:1-6; John 1:1-18

Merry Christmas, everyone! We are in the midst of a night and a day of celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ! I imagine that most of you have already done much in celebrating, and that you have still more plans to carry out. Here in the parish, we have had 9 days of Posadas, two pageants, and now 10 Masses for Christmas Night and Christmas Day; and how glad I am that you all are here to celebrate together, as we finish them up!

We have been on a journey during all these Masses, as we have gone through three other sets of prayers and readings before this. And what have we seen and done on this journey? (more…)

Changed by the Babe in the manger

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The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas): Dec. 25, 2013
Mass at Dawn
Isa 62:11-12; Ps 97; Tit 3:4-7; Luke 2:15-20

Last night, at Midnight Mass, we heard some of the central events of that first Christmas Night.

  • How the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph had to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem because of a government census; and there was no room for them in the inn; and so Mary gave birth to Jesus and laid him in a manger.
  • And how, not far from there, some shepherds were keeping the night watch over their flock. And then they were surprised by the appearance of an angel, who declared to them the news: (more…)