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Father David's Homilies

Father David's Homilies

Homily 03/29/2020 5th Sunday of Lent 2020

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

In today’s Gospel, we hear the story of the raising of Lazarus from the dead. The story is a significant turning point in the ministry of Jesus, for as we shall see, it is because of this incident that the Temple leadership in Jerusalem resolves to have Jesus killed.

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Homily 03/22/2020 4th Sunday of Lent 2020

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

In today’s Gospel, Jesus, the Light of the World, brings light to a man born blind. If you are prepared to accept it, you are the man born blind, for all of us were born blind and in darkness. It was our baptism and the faith it gave that ... Read More »

Homily 03/08/2020 2nd Sunday of Lent 2020

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

2nd Sunday of Lent 2020

The second Sunday of Lent always features the Transfiguration. This is because we are following the Lord on His final odyssey to Jerusalem, and this journey up Mt. Tabor was one of His stops (with Peter, James, and John).

It is commonly held that ... Read More »

Homily 03/15/2020 3rd Sunday of Lent 2020

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

3rd Sunday of Lent 2020

As we examine the Gospel for this weekend’s Mass, we do well to understand that it is about human desires and how the Lord reaches us through the deepest desires of our heart.

And so, let’s look at the journey that this woman at ... Read More »

Homily 03/01/2020 1st Sunday of Lent 2020

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

1st Sunday of Lent 2020

The Gospel today says that Jesus was tempted by the devil in the desert. Hebrews 4:15 also affirms, For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in all things as we are, ... Read More »

Homily 02/16/2020 6th Sunday of the Year

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

6th Sunday of the Year 2020

In the Gospel for this weekend’s Mass we are well into the Sermon on the Mount, and today we cover a good deal of Matthew Chapter 5. In a way the Lord is drawing a picture for us of the transformed human person. ... Read More »

Homily 02/23/2020 7th Sunday of the Year

Posted by Rev. David Chiantella

7th Sunday of the Year 2020

In today’s Gospel the Lord is teaching us, by His grace, to break the cycle of hatred and retribution. When someone harms me I may well become angry, and in my anger seek to get back at the offender.

Christ, living in us, ... Read More »

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 »