Latest Homilies

Second Sunday of Advent

Homily / December 6th, 2020 The season of Advent is filled with all kinds of beautiful images, but also images that defy our human reason. Last week in one of the daily Masses for Advent, the prophet Isaiah described how the...

First Sunday of Advent

Homily / November 29th, 2020 A phrase that has become popular recently during the pandemic is “COVID fatigue”. It is feeling tired of wearing masks, tired of staying home, tired of not being able to be close to those...

Holy Thurday

Homily / April 18 The Passion was read last Sunday for Palm Sunday and we will hear it again tomorrow for Good Friday. As I listened to it this year, one line particularly caught my attention. You will remember how Pilate was in...

Easter Vigil

Homily / Easter Vigil For those of you who are visitors, here at St. Francis, there are incarcerated men who offer volunteer service every weekend – cleaning and working on the parish property. Some of them come every...