Homilies for Cycle C

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

First Sunday of Advent: Victim or Free?

Immaculate Conception: Under Her Motherly Care

Our Lady Of Guadalupe "Am I Not Your Mother?"

Second Advent: The Day of Christ Jesus

Third Advent: What Should We Do?

Fourth Advent: In Haste

Christmas: Why Jesus Was Born

Holy Family Sunday: Obedience and Freedom

New Year's Day: Our Debt to Mary

Epiphany: The Price of Liberation

Baptism of Lord: Generous Love

Second Sunday Ordinary Time: Why Jesus Love Marriage

Third Ordinary Sunday: I Do Not Belong

Presentation of the Lord: The Fortieth Day of Christmas

Fourth Ordinary: Spiritual Combat

Fifth Ordinary: Like Fresh Walnuts

Sixth Ordinary: Trust

Seventh Ordinary: Two Ways to Avoid Judgment

Eighth Ordinary: Rotten and Good Fruit

Ash Wednesday: Pope Benedict: How to Make a Good Lent

First Sunday of Lent: Do Not Talk to the Devil

Second Lent: Home of the Homesick

Third Lent: The Stakes Are High

Fourth Lent: I Have Sinned

Fifth Lent: The Breastplate

Passion (Palm) Sunday: Strengthen Your Brothers

Holy Thursday: Peter's Lesson of Humility

Good Friday: The Contrast of Judas and Peter

Easter Vigil: Born Again

Easter Sunday: Peter's Joy

Second Sunday of Easter: Overcoming Fear - A Titanic Hero

Third Easter: Tend My Sheep

Fourth Easter: The Lamb Who Shepherds

Fifth Easter: The Greatest Good

Sixth Easter: Why He Came

Ascension of the Lord: The Way He Opened

Seventh Easter: That the World May Believe

Pentecost: Even Greater Things

Trinity Sunday: The Desire to be Known

Corpus Christi Sunday: Eucharistic Coherence

Tenth Ordinary: The Sin Against the Sabbath

Eleventh Ordinary Sunday: What David Did Not Say

Twelfth Ordinary Look on Him They Pierced

Birth of John the Baptist: Fearfully, Wonderfully Made

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

Thirteenth Ordinary: For Freedom Christ Set Us Free

Fourteenth Ordinary: Focus on Mission - Part One

Fifteenth Ordinary: Focus on Mission - Part Two

Sixteenth Ordinary: Focus on Mission - Part Three

Seventeenth Ordinary: Call to Faith - Pope Francis

Eighteenth Ordinary: Rich in What Matters to God

Transfiguration: What Lies Beneath

Nineteenth Ordinary: Be Prepared

Feast of Assumption: I Am In Love

Twentieth Ordinary: Run the Race

Twenty-First Ordinary: You Don't Have to Go to Hell

Twenty-Second Ordinary: Why Are We Here?

Twenty-Third Ordinary: Seeking God's Counsel

Exaltation of the Holy Cross: A Dangerous Book

Twenty-Fourth Ordinary: Geography of Faith: Egypt and Sinai Desert

Twenty-Fifth Ordinary: Geography of Faith: The Promised Land

Twenty-Sixth Ordinary: Geography of Faith: The Threat of Exile

Twenty-Seventh Sunday: Geography of Faith: The Return from Exile

Twenty-Eighth Sunday: How to Pray, Part One: Gratitude

Twenty-Ninth Sunday: How to Pray, Part Two: Persistence

Thirtieth Sunday: How to Pray, Part Three: Mass as the Publican's Prayer

All Saints: Loneliness and Lasting Communion

All Souls: Sister Death

Thirty-First Sunday: How to Pray, Part Four: Self-Emptying

Dedication of Lateran Basilica: I Saw Water

Thirty-Second Sunday: Returning First Fruits

Thirty-Third Sunday: About Marriage and Broken Marriage

Thanksgiving Homily: The Power of Gratitude

Christ the King Sunday: The Opposite of Faith

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