Homilies for Cycle C

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

First Sunday of Advent: Discovering Life's Purpose Week 1: Religion and Mental Health

Second Advent: Discovering Life's Purpose Week 2: Reject Extreme Materialism and Extreme Spiritualism

Immaculate Conception: Discovering Life's Purpose: from the Moment of Conception

Our Lady Of Guadalupe Discovering Life's Purpose: Beauty/ Descubrir el Proposito de la Vida: Belleza

Third Advent: Discovering Life's Purpose Week 3: The Voice of Conscience

Fourth Advent: Discovering Life's Purpose Week 4: Stillness and Silence

Christmas: Discovering Life's Purpose: Jesus Shows Worth of the Body

Holy Family Sunday: Discovering Life's Purpose Week 5: Family is Essential

New Year's Day: Discovering Life's Purpose: Making a New Beginning

Epiphany: Discovering Life's Purpose Week 6: Science

Baptism of Lord: Discovering Life's Purpose Week 7: Is God Well Pleased with You?

Second Sunday Ordinary Time: Discovering Life's Purpose Week 8: Do Whatever He Tells You

Third Ordinary Sunday: Cleft for Me

Fourth Ordinary: Love Never Fails

Presentation of the Lord: The Fortieth Day of Christmas

Fifth Ordinary: Hitting Bottom

Sixth Ordinary: Trust

Seventh Ordinary: Forgive and You Will be Forgiven Week 1

Eighth Ordinary: Forgive and You Will be Forgiven Week 2- Forgive Us Our Debts

Ash Wednesday: Forgive and You Will be Forgiven Week - Ash Wednesday

First Sunday of Lent: Forgive and You Will be Forgiven Week 3

Second Lent: Forgive and You Will be Forgiven Week 4 - Foundation for Forgiveness

Third Lent: Forgive and You Will be Forgiven Week 5 - God Uses Even Our Offenses

Fourth Lent: Forgive and You Will be Forgiven Week 6 - Dying and Coming Back to Life

Fifth Lent: Forgive and You Will be Forgiven Week 7 - Resisting Cancel Culture

Passion (Palm) Sunday: Forgive and You Will be Forgiven Week 8 - Who Are "Them"?

Holy Thursday: Martyrs of Mercy - Sacrament of Mercy

Good Friday: Source of Mercy

Easter Vigil: Born Again

Easter Sunday: Forgive and You Will be Forgiven Week 9 - Leave Behind Contempt and Embrace Forgiveness

Second Sunday of Easter: Two-Step Program

Third Easter: Come, Have Breakfast

Fourth Easter: As I Have Loved You Week 1 - Moms

Fifth Easter: As I Have Loved You Week 2 - New Heaven & New Earth

Sixth Easter: As I Have Loved You Week 3 - Holy Spirit as Advocate & Guide

Ascension of the Lord: As I Have Loved You Week 4 - Active Listening

Seventh Easter: That the World May Believe

Pentecost: As I Have Loved You Week 5 - Substantial Love

Trinity Sunday: As I Have Loved You Week 6 - Why God Delights in Us

Corpus Christi Sunday: As I Have Loved You Week 7 - The Gift of Presence

Tenth Ordinary: Becoming a Disciple Week 1: Young Man, Arise

Eleventh Ordinary Sunday: Becoming a Disciple Week 2: No Excuses

Twelfth Ordinary Becoming a Disciple Week 3: Your True Potential

Birth of John the Baptist: Baptism of Repentance

Thirteenth Ordinary: Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul: What Peter Meant to Paul

Fourteenth Ordinary: Good and Bad Pride

Fifteenth Ordinary: Pride Talks, Humility Walks

Sixteenth Ordinary: Becoming a Disciple Week 7: Listen & Learn

Seventeenth Ordinary: Why Should We Stay?

Eighteenth Ordinary: Vanity of Life and Elusiveness of Truth

Transfiguration: What Lies Beneath

Nineteenth Ordinary: Recommendation for Homily Preparation

Feast of Assumption: I Am In Love

Twentieth Ordinary: The Key to Reaching Our Goal

Twenty-First Ordinary: To Serve As Christ

Twenty-Second Ordinary: Nothing More Beautiful

Twenty-Third Ordinary: Cost of Discipleship

Exaltation of the Holy Cross: A Dangerous Book

Twenty-Fourth Ordinary: Three Parables of Redemption

Twenty-Fifth Ordinary: Challenges Ahead

Twenty-Sixth Ordinary: Not Only Acts of Generosity

Twenty-Seventh Sunday: The Certitude of Faith

Twenty-Eighth Sunday: Increase Our Gratitude

Twenty-Ninth Sunday: Thank Then Ask

Thirtieth Sunday: Come to the Truth

Thirty-First Sunday: Zacchaeus, Come Down Quickly

All Saints: Loneliness and Lasting Communion

All Souls: Sister Death

Thirty-Second Sunday: Celibacy and the Resurrection of the Body

Dedication of Lateran Basilica: I Saw Water

Thirty-Third Sunday: This World is Dissolving

Christ the King Sunday: Our Challenge

Thanksgiving Homily: Without Gratitude (bilingual)

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