Father Fred's Homilies

December 2018

Dec 10

December 9, 2018 Homily

Luke begins this Gospel by putting the stamp of history on his story.  He gives a list of seven historical figures –leaders on the world stage, and religious leaders in Jerusalem.  Luke is saying that he is about to tell the story that will be the fulfillment of history.  We should note that not one of the of...
Read More

Dec 3

December 2, 2018 Homily

Our Gospel today stops one verse short of where I would have liked. If only the person who selected this Gospel had added one more line- verse 37, instead of stopping at verse 36. Verse 37: “In the daytime he would be in the temple teaching, but he would spend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives, and from early morning...
Read More