Saturday, March 28, 2009

4th Sunday of Lent Year B CFCA 22 March 2008

Click here to download and listen to this homily (22 minutes) by Fr. Art Kirwim OP.  This is a call out homily looking for sponsors for children through the CFCA-Christian Foundation for Children and Aging.  CFCA finds sponsors for over 310K children and aged in 25 developing countries.  The sponsorship helps put food on the table, send the child to school, provides access to health care, and improve living conditions.  By sponsoring a child we help end the cycle of poverty.  See more details at 

Thank You to Cathedral Parishioners who sponsored more than 40 kids!

Readings: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23; Psalm 137; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21

Monday, March 16, 2009

3rd Sunday Lent Year B 15 March 2009

Click here to download and listen to this homily (24 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise.  Looking at the Ten Commandments not as rules to ruin our fun, but as the rules of the game of life just as sports have rules to help the players play well together.  So when we fail to play by God's Commandments we are out of bounds or a penalty flag is thrown, sin and suffering are experienced not only by us but by our whole team, the human family. 

Homework: Grab a copy of any Catechism and read up on the Ten Commandments this Lent. Then prepare for the sacrament of reconciliation.  I know after my study I will be saying, "Forgive me Father for I have sin.  Numbers one through ten, in thought and/or in deed."

Readings: Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:22-25; John 2:13-25

Friday, March 13, 2009

2nd Sunday Lent B 8 March 2009

Click here to download and listen to this homily (22 minutes) by Fr. Thomas Weise on the care of creation.  I was asked, "You don't believe in climate change do you?"  I answered, "No, I believe in Jesus; I am experiencing Climate change."  Yes climate change is happening at an even faster rate than the most conservative scientist expected.  Our response to this economic crisis must be care of creation and the common good.  Jesus was transfigured and the apostles could see in a new way.  Lets us prayer that our eyes are opened as well to the needs of the poor and the care of our planet.

Learn more about the Catholic Response to Climate Change:

Readings: Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Psalm 116; Romans 8:31b-34; Mark 9:2-10