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Father David's Homilies

Father David's Homilies

Homily 02/09/2020 5th Sunday of the Year

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

5th Sunday of the Year 2020

In the Gospel today the Lord describes metaphorically what a Christian is and what He expects of us.

The text says, You are the Salt of the earth. … You are the light of the World. … But if salt goes flat it is ... Read More »

Homily 02/02/2020 Feast of the Presentation

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

Feast of the Presentation ‘20

Christ is our light and the people who walked in darkness have seen a great light! In the Gospel Simeon holds Jesus and calls him “A light for revelation to the Gentiles.” And thus, this feast has long featured the carrying of candles by ... Read More »

Homily 01/26/2020 3rd Sunday of the Year

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020

The reality of life is that despite the progress of technology and communications, despite the progress of medicine, despite the progress of our Tiger economy, humanity has not changed. We still have envy, jealousy, greed, hatred, thirst for power, dominating others and so ... Read More »

Homily 01/19/2020 Second Sunday of the Year

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

2nd Sunday of the Year 2020

As Ordinary Time opens, the lectionary continues to “introduce” Christ to us. The Christmas cycle now done, we must ask, “Who is Jesus Christ? Who is this savior who has been born for us?”

In today’s Gospel, John the Baptist elaborates on this. John’s ... Read More »

Homily 01/12/2020 Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

The Baptism of the Lord 2020

Today’s feast of the Baptism of the Lord is a moment to reflect not only on the Lord’s baptism, but also on our own. For in an extended sense, when Christ is baptized, so are we, for we are members of his body. ... Read More »

Homily 01/05/2020 The Epiphany

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

Epiphany 2020

There are so many wonderful details in the Epiphany story: the call of the Gentiles, their enthusiastic response, the significance of the star they seek, the gifts they bring, the dramatic interaction with Herod, and their ultimate rejection of Herod in favor of Christ.

In this meditation ... Read More »

Homily 01/01/2020 - Mary Mother of God

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

Solemnity of the Mother of God-2020

Today, we are beginning a new year and Christian hope takes us by the hand and we are inspired by the blessing of the first reading from Numbers; let us begin the new year by invoking divine Blessings upon this year and imploring, through ... Read More »

Homily 12/29/2019 - The Holy Family

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

Solemnity of the Holy Family ‘19 

It is not difficult to demonstrate that most of our modern problems center around struggles and misunderstandings regarding marriage, sexuality, and the family. Collectively as a nation and a culture, we have departed significantly from the teachings of God and common sense, when it comes to ... Read More »

Homily 12/25/2019 - Solemnity of the Nativity (Christmas)

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

Solemnity of the Nativity 2019

Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy. — LUKE 2: 10.

There is hardly any one who lives where this feast of Christmas is celebrated who does not feel a special joy in it. Why do we say that” Christmas comes but once ... Read More »

Homily 12/01/2019

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

1st Sunday in Advent 2019

“Wake from sleep.” (Rom 13:11) These are the words of St. Paul to the Romans in our second reading today (Rom 13:11-14). These words are also good for all of us to hear as we begin Advent. From what sleep are we to awake? ... Read More »