Thursday, October 22, 2009

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cylce B, 18 Oct 2009

Click here to download and listen to this homily (22 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise. James and John want seats of glory in the Kingdom Jesus came to establish. They will receive them, but these seats of glory will involve hard work, suffering, and death; not privilege and power over others. Jesus came to serve and we all need to do the same. What a different world we would have if we started each day and every conversation with, "Hello my name is ______, and I will be your server today. What can I do for you."

Readings: Isaiah 53:10-11; Psalm 33; Hebrews 4:14-16; Mark 10:35-45.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B, 11 Oct 2009

Click here to down load and listen to this homily (15 minutes) given by Fr. Thomas Weise. The rich young man comes to Jesus to ask what must he do to inherit eternal life? Jesus say keep the commandments, then after that sell all that you have, care for the poor and follow after me. He went away sad because he had many possessions. What if to follow Jesus first, realizing the needs of the poor because of our faith then use our wealth to care for them?

Readings: Wisdom 7:7-11; Psalm 90; Hebrews 4:12-13; Mark 10:17-30.

Monday, October 5, 2009

27th Sunday Ordinary Time Cycle B 4 Oct 2009

Click here to download and listen to this homily (19 minutes) given by Deacon Charles Rohrbacher. When our hearts grow hard towards our spouse it often leads to difficulties in our marriage if not divorce. God's solution is to develop a warm generous heart full of love for another. Accepting the Kingdom as little children with open generous hearts is the solution.

Readings: Genesis 2:18-24; Psalm 128; Hebrews 2:9-11; Mark 10:2-16.