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Father David's Homilies

Father David's Homilies

Homily 10/6/2019

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

27th Sunday of the Year 2019

The readings for today’s Mass richly describe some essential qualities of faith.

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” They want more faith.  In effect, they ask for a deeper desire to know the Lord. Too often we miss a step ... Read More »

Homily 9/29/2019

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

26th Sunday of the Year 2019

In the Gospel for today about the rich man and Lazarus the Lord gives us some important teachings on judgment and on hell. Now it is a fact that we live in times where many consider the teaching on Hell to be untenable. ... Read More »

Homily 9/22/2019

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

25th Sunday of the Year 2019

The Lord Jesus gives a penetrating analysis of the state of the sinner and some very sobering advice to we would-be saints in today’s Gospel.

THE STATE OF THE SINNER – The Lord Jesus describes a sinful steward in the opening lines of ... Read More »

Homily 9/15/2019

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

24th Sunday of the Year 2019

The three parables in today’s lengthy Gospel challenge conventional thinking. They describe people doing things that we most likely would not do. All three of them— especially the first two—seem crazy. Who would ever do what the shepherd of the lost sheep does or what ... Read More »

Homily 9/8/2019

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

23rd Sunday of the Year 2019

In today’s Gospel Jesus defines four Demands of discipleship.

1.) The CONTEXT of discipleship

The text says that large crowds were following Jesus and so he turned to address them. Just about any time you find a mention of a large crowd fasten ... Read More »

Homily 9/1/2019

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

21st Sunday of the Year 2019

In the readings today the Lord describes a danger: our tendency to make light of judgment and not be sober that one day we must account for our actions. In the first reading the Lord sets forth His desire to save us, but ... Read More »

Homily 8/25/19

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

21st Sunday of the Year 2019

In the readings today the Lord describes a danger: our tendency to make light of judgment and not be sober that one day we must account for our actions. In the first reading the Lord sets forth His desire to save us, but ... Read More »