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Father David's Homilies

Father David's Homilies

Solemnity of Christ the King 2020

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

Solemnity Christ the King 2020

The readings for this Feast of Christ the King evoke three images of Christ as King. All of them are to some extent paradoxical because they emphasize things we don’t usually associate with kings. Let’s look at these three images of our Lord Jesus Christ, ... Read More »

33rd Sunday of the Year 2020

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

33rd Sunday of the Year 2020

The past few Sundays have featured the November theme of the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell. In today’s Gospel we are reminded that we will one day have to account for our use of the gifts and resources that God ... Read More »

32nd Sunday of the Year 2020

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

32nd Sunday of the Year 2020

The Gospel this Sunday presents a few practical principles of preparation. As always, the Lord has a way of teaching us in a very memorable way. Let’s look at the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins to see what it has to ... Read More »

29th Sunday of the Year 2020

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

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28th Sunday of the Year 2020

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

28th Sunday of the Year 2020

As we approach the end of the liturgical year, Holy Mother Church provides us with readings that reflect our need to examine our lives. The images and themes of the four last things: death, judgment, Heaven and Hell are placed before us for ... Read More »

27th Sunday of the Year 2020

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

27th Sunday of the Year 2020

There is an urgency and clarity about today’s Gospel that is often lacking in modern Christians, including the clergy. In this Gospel, the message is urgent, provocative, and clear: there is a day of judgment coming for every one of us and we ... Read More »

26th Sunday of the Year 2020

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

26th Sunday of the Year 2020

To understanding today’s Gospel, we cannot overlook the audience Jesus was addressing. He is speaking to the chief priests and elders of the people…. In other words, He was addressing the religious leaders and religiously observant of His day. He calls at least ... Read More »

25th Sunday of the Year 2020

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

25th Sunday of the Year 2020

“Going out about five o’clock, he found others standing around, and said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’  They answered, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You too go into my vineyard.’”  Matthew 20:6-7

This ... Read More »

Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross 2020

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

Exaltation of the Cross 2020

One of the glories of the Catholic faith is that it has never hidden the Cross. We have never run from it. There have been brief times when, shamefully, we de-emphasized it. But throughout most of our history, the crucifix has been prominently, proudly, and ... Read More »

24th Sunday of the Year 2020

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

24th Sunday of the Year 2020

The Gospel this Sunday draws us into a remarkably sensitive area of the faith, that of forgiving others who may have harmed us. There are many who been authentically hurt and others who in offering forgiveness will become vulnerable to further harm. Forgiveness is ... Read More »