Category: Lent

  • Second Sunday of Lent

    Second Sunday of Lent

    Here is the link for a doctrinal homily outline for the Second Sunday of Lent. Its focus: Central idea: God wants to bestow life. Doctrine: The problem of suffering. Practical application: Alleviate others’ suffering. The proper response to another’s suffering is kindness and mercy, to alleviate that suffering if we can. What are some things we might be…

  • The First Sunday of Lent: Concupiscence

    The First Sunday of Lent: Concupiscence

    Here is a link to a Doctrinal Homily Outline for the First Sunday of Lent for Year B. The Gospel is Mark’s summary of Jesus’ experience in the desert and the beginning of His public ministry. The first reading recounts the Covenant God established with Noah and his descendants after the Flood. The second reading…

  • Fifth Sunday of Lent

    Fifth Sunday of Lent

    To access a full Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, based on Lectionary 34. click here. Central idea: Resurrection from the dead. Doctrine: Death and hope in our own resurrection. Practical application: A proper awareness of death.

  • Fourth Sunday of Lent and the Solemnity of St. Joseph

    Fourth Sunday of Lent and the Solemnity of St. Joseph

    Next Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Lent. A Doctrinal Homily Outline for Lectionary 31 on Christ as the Light of the World can be found here. Normally, the Solemnity of St. Joseph is on March 19, but because it falls on Sunday this year, it has been moved to Monday. An outline on Joseph…

  • Third Sunday of Lent

    Third Sunday of Lent

    A complete Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Third Sunday of Lent (Lectionary 28) can be found here. The central idea is Christ the living water. The doctrine is our freedom to accept the Gospel. And the practical application is conforming our hearts to God’s will.

  • Second Sunday of Lent

    Second Sunday of Lent

    Here is the link to the Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Second Sunday of Lent The foci for Lectionary 25 are the promise of eternal life, grace, and our response.

  • First Sunday of Lent

    First Sunday of Lent

    For a complete and revised Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Lectionary 22 readings for the First Sunday of Lent in Year A, click here. The central idea explored is God is merciful to sinners. The doctrine expounded is concupiscence and self-mastery. The practical application is a way to plan some Lenten activities.

  • Palm Sunday

    Palm Sunday

    Pastoral considerations suggest a fairly short homily on Palm Sunday due to the length of the Lectionary readings.  For an outline that focuses on various salvific insights from the readings, click here. For an outline that focuses on perhaps the key reading, St. Paul’s account of Christ self-emptying, click here. The Homiletic Directory offers the…

  • Fifth Sunday of Lent

    Fifth Sunday of Lent

    The Gospel for Year C is Christ’s merciful love shown to the woman caught in adultery. For an outline that focuses on knowing Christ better, click here.  

  • Fourth Sunday of Lent

    Fourth Sunday of Lent

      The Gospel for Year C is the Parable of the Prodigal Son. For an outline that focuses on the Sacrament of Confession, click here. For an outline that focuses on our need for continual conversion, click here.

  • Third Sunday of Lent

    Third Sunday of Lent

    Lord, with your help, may I bear good fruit in this life. The Gospel for Year C is Jesus’ warning about sudden death (some folks Pilate had slaughtered and some who died when a tower collapsed) and about our need to bear good fruit (the parable of the unfruitful fig tree). For an outline focusing…

  • Second Sunday of Lent

    Here are links to two outlines for the Second Sunday of Lent during Year C. Suffering and glory Citizens of heaven living on earth