Browsing Father David's Homilies

4th Sunday of the Year 2021

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus rebuked him and said, “Quiet! Come out of him!” The unclean spirit convulsed him and with a loud cry came out of him.”

This passage from Mark’s Gospel could be the scene from a horror movie.  Well, at least if Hollywood were producing ... Read More »

Homily on Abortion

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

At 3:00 a.m. on March 13, 1964, a young woman parked her car next to her apartment building in Queens, New York. She got out and started walking toward the door when, in the darkness, she spotted someone in ... Read More »

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The word of the LORD came to Jonah, saying: “Set out for the great city of Nineveh, and announce to it the message that I will tell you.” So, Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh, according to the LORD’S bidding.

Jonah is one of ... Read More »

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

In the first reading, we find the young Samuel sleeping in the temple of the Lord. In those days, the temple was not yet in Jerusalem nor was it a permanent building; it was a tent structure in Hebron. Samuel, as one in training ... Read More »

First Sunday of Advent

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

First Sunday of Advent 2020

“What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!’” “Be watchful and alert.”

Being “attentive” is being aware of the presence of Our Lord in your life and in the world around you. So, are you attentive? Are you watchful? Are you looking, ... Read More »

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 »