Homilies

Homilies

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Katrina Welborn on 9/06/21

In today’s Gospel, we learn about a man who is deaf and mute. I wonder how many of us ever thought what it might be like not to be able to hear or to speak to anyone? When you are deaf you are deprived of so many things -other people take for granted. ... Read More »

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Katrina Welborn on 7/25/21

Prior to the 2nd Vatican Council, the Catholic Church had a yearly cycle of readings that didn’t change from year to year, but during the Vatican Council the Bishops’ decided to provide a more varied selection of readings from the bible, creating a three year cycle using the Gospels of Matthew, ... Read More »

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Katrina Welborn on 7/20/21

Today’s readings speak about our being called by God. I’d like to begin by looking at St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians who reminds us how blessed we are by God and how God continues to bless us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens because God chose us in Christ before ... Read More »

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Katrina Welborn on 6/30/21

I found the 1st reading rather consoling as I read: God did not make death nor does God rejoice in the destruction of the living rather God fashioned all things that we may have his being. God formed mankind to be imperishable, made in the image - of his own nature.

 

We are told that it was by the envy of the devil that death ... Read More »

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Katrina Welborn on 6/30/21

In our first reading we are told the Lord addressed Job out of the storm. What does it mean to be in a storm? A storm is defined as a violent disturbance in the atmosphere. In the book of Job, you will find life is about suffering and desolation or one could say it ... Read More »

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Katrina Welborn on 6/13/21

I want to speak to you about stewardship today. I always find it to be a challenge, but I found consolation in today’s readings, as they seem to promote the sharing our first fruits. Our first reading is from the prophet Ezekiel who proclaims to the people: Thus says the ... Read More »

Corpus Christi (The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ)

Posted by Katrina Welborn on 6/09/21

I found it interesting how both the Old and New Testaments speak about Covenant. In our 1st Reading from Exodus, Moses relates to the Israelites all the words and ordinances of the Lord to which they answer with one voice We will do everything the lord had told us. Moses then wrote down everything the lord said and - early the ... Read More »

Trinity Sunday

Posted by Katrina Welborn on 6/02/21

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Trinity. The Sign of the Cross reenforces our belief in a triune God. The sign of the cross is a prayer. Did you ever think about that? Every time we call upon the Father and the Son and the ... Read More »

Pentecost

Posted by Katrina Welborn on 6/02/21

I ask that you pray with me as we call upon the Holy Spirit. Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of the faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created, and you shall renew the face of the earth. O God ... Read More »

6th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Katrina Welborn on 5/12/21

In today’s Gospel Jesus tells his disciples “As the Father Loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love.” At one of my former parishes, we sent out a quarterly Newsletter, known as the pulse referring to the concerns of the people as the heartbeat of the community. When I was in seminary ... Read More »

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