Homilies

A collection of the profound, thoughtful and beautiful homilies presented by Father Pasala.

Easter V Sunday, May 14, 2017

Homily on John 14: 1-12.

Readings: Acts 6:1-7, I Pt 2:4-9

Introduction: Today’s readings tell us how the early Church accepted the challenge of keeping Jesus’ memory alive by remaining a dynamic Christian community, bearing witness to Christ by their unity, fidelity in worship and spirit of loving and humble service.  Today’s Gospel introduces Jesus as the Way to God, the Truth to be accepted and the Life to be shared and lived. 

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Easter IV (May 7)

Homily on John 10:1-10 

Readings: Acts 2:14, 36-41; 1Pt 2:20-25

Introduction: This is Good Shepherd Sunday.  Today, the Church calls us to reflect on the meaning of God's call for each of us and to pray for vocations to the priesthood, the diaconate and the consecrated life because the entire Christian community shares the responsibility for fostering vocations. Both the Old and New Testaments use the image of a Shepherd and His flock to describe the unique relationship of God with Israel and Christ with Christians. 

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Easter III - Luke 24:13-35

Acts 2:14, 22-33 1 Pt 1:17-21, Lk 24:13-35

Introduction: Our Scripture lessons for today have one common, encouraging theme: No matter what happens in our lives, the risen Jesus is always with us.  God is always near to those who seek Him and who want to live in His presence, doing His will.

Read more: Easter III - Luke 24:13-35