Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Work is the source of a decent life or even riches, although neither is the basis of happiness: That belongs to God. Next Sunday’s readings focus on the futility of working apart from God’s will. The Lectionary 114 readings for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, are here. To prepare […] Read more »

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The readings for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Lectionary 102) can be found here. The Gospel reading recounts Jesus sending out seventy-two disciples to prepare the towns and places he intends to visit.   The seventy-two had only a very limited amount of time to do their work. I think this […] Read more »

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

To view Lectionary 99, click here. The Homiletic Directory suggests the following Catechism points and themes for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: CCC 587: Jesus’ ascent to Jerusalem for his death and Resurrection CCC 2052-2055: Master, what must I do…? CCC 1036, 1816: the urgency of discipleship It is always […] Read more »

Corpus Christi

The Lectionary readings for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (169) can be found here.  For an updated and revised outline with the following themes, click here. Central idea: Christ is the eternal high priest who offers us what he offered to the Father, himself. Doctrine: The Eucharist. Practical application: Eucharistic Adoration […] Read more »

Trinity Sunday

Next Sunday is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, commemorating the central truth not just of our Catholic faith but of all reality.  The Lectionary readings 166 are here.  For a fully revised and updated Doctrinal Homily Outline with the following themes, click here: Central idea: The Most Holy Trinity.  Doctrine: […] Read more »

Pentecost

Pentecost is the event “where God the Father ‘through his Word, pours into our hearts the Gift that contains all gifts, the Holy Spirit’” (CCC 1082, HD 56). St. Thomas Aquinas teaches that “Gift” is a proper name of the person of the Holy Spirit, who proceeds from the Father […] Read more »