Homilies for Cycle A

(Fr. Phil Bloom, Pastor St. Mary of the Valley, Monroe, WA)

First Sunday of Advent: Climb the Lord's Mountain

Second Sunday of Advent: Walking with the Afflicted

Immaculate Conception: Under Her Motherly Care

Third Advent: Resisting Happiness Week 3: Delayed Gratitude

Our Lady Of Guadalupe Our Lady of Guadalupe & the Virtue of Persistence

Fourth Advent: Resisting Happiness Week 4: Look for the Mess

Christmas: Long Walk Part of Gift

Holy Family Sunday: Overcoming Bitterness

Mary, Mother of God (New Year's Day): How to Bless Your Children

Epiphany of the Lord Meaning of Gifts of Magi

Baptism of the Lord: Entering The Big Story

Second Ordinary: The Big Story: A Hint About the Final Chapter

Third Ordinary: Jesus' Basic Message

Fourth Ordinary: Hidden Wisdom Week 1- Beatitudes

Presentation of the Lord: Better to Light One Candle

Fifth Ordinary: Thank God Ahead of Time

Sixth Ordinary: Eyes on the Prize

Seventh Ordinary: Be Holy

Eighth Ordinary: Hidden Wisdom Week 5 - Do Not Worry

Ash Wednesday: Wake-up Call for the Soul

First Sunday of Lent: Immersed in the Scriptures

Second Lent: Next Step in Evolution

Third Lent: The First Scrutiny

Fourth Lent: The Second Scrutiny

Fifth Lent: The Third Scrutiny

Passion (Palm) Sunday: Best Lent Ever Week 6: Thy Will Be Done

Holy Thursday: Testimony from Bishop-Elect Mueggenborg

Good Friday: Three Responses to Innocent Suffering

Easter Vigil: Born Again

Easter Sunday: Life in Christ Week 1: His Will is Our Peace

Second Sunday Easter: Life in Christ Week 2: Take the Plunge

Third Easter: Life in Christ Week 3: Walk with Jesus

Fifth Easter: Life in Christ Week 4: Gratitude

Fifth Easter: Life in Christ Week 5: Give Thanks to the Lord

Sixth Easter: Life in Christ Week 6: Ask

Ascension of the Lord: Life in Christ Week 7: Mission

Pentecost: Life in Christ Week 8: Source of Power

Trinity Sunday: Life in Christ Week 9: Invitation

Corpus Christi Sunday: Life in Christ Week 10: High Point

Ninth Ordinary Sunday: Knowing Jesus - and Being Known by Him

Tenth Ordinary: Like Spring Rain

Eleventh Ordinary: A Firm, But Compassionate Father

Father's Day Homily

Birth of John the Baptist: Baptism of Repentance

Twelfth Ordinary Spiritual Warfare Week 1: Why This Theme?

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul: Did Jesus Found the Church?

Thirteenth Ordinary: Spiritual Warfare Week 2: Jesus First

Fourteenth Ordinary: Spiritual Warfare Week 3: The Yoke of Jesus

Fifteenth Ordinary: Spiritual Warfare Week 4: Relax & Pray

Sixteenth Ordinary: Spiritual Warfare Week 5: Leave the Separation to God

Seventeenth Ordinary: Spiritual Warfare Week 6: Make a Smart Investment

Transfiguration: Spiritual Warfare Week 7: A Father Who Keeps His Promise

Eighteenth Ordinary: Life in the Spirit Week 5 (2011 homily)

Nineteenth Ordinary: Spiritual Warfare Week 8: Strategy of God & the Enemy

Feast of Assumption: Patroness of the Unborn

Twentieth Ordinary: Spiritual Warfare Week 9: The Ingathering

Twenty-First Ordinary: Spiritual Warfare Week 10: The Burden of Community

Twenty-Second Ordinary: Spiritual Warfare Week 11: Costly Grace

Twenty-Third Ordinary:Are Humans Naturally Good and Loving?

Exaltation of the Holy Cross: Finding Your Place Week 6

Twenty-Fourth Ordinary: Making Space for Others

Twenty-Fifth Ordinary: Fruitful Labor

Twenty-Sixth Ordinary: Mercifully Fair

Twenty-Seventh Ordinary: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Twenty-Eighth Ordinary: Web Woven Over All Nations

Twenty-Ninth Ordinary: Your Work of Faith

Thirtieth Sunday: Trust No Matter What Week 5

Thirty-First Sunday: Against All Forms of Idolatry

All Saints: Loneliness and Lasting Communion

All Souls: Solidarity Week 1

Funeral Homily for Major Robert D. Lindenau

Thirty-Second Sunday: How to Have Oil for Your Lamp

Dedication of Lateran Basilica: Solidarity Week 2

Thirty-Third Sunday: Partnership with God

Christ the King Sunday: Most Distressing Disguise

Thanksgiving Homily: The Radical Virtue


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