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Homilies given on Sundays and certain feast days by the Pastor & Rector, Father Jerabek, are regularly posted here in PDF format. Where “no homily” is indicated, Father was either away from the parish or a deacon preached that day.

August 15, 2019Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Our Lady never forgets us

August 11, 2019Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Temptations against vigilant prayer

August 4, 2019Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – The urgency of living in the light of eternity

July 28, 2019Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Persistence in prayer

July 21, 2019 – No homily

July 14, 2019 – No homily

July 7, 2019Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Exorcism and the priesthood

June 30, 2019 – No homily

June 23, 2019Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, Year C – Faith in the Real Presence

June 16, 2019 – No homily

June 9, 2019Solemnity of Pentecost, Year C – How the Holy Spirit will renew the Church one heart at a time

June 2, 2019 – No homily

May 26, 2019Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year C – The Holy Spirit as “Advocate” or “Paraclete”

May 19, 2019 – No homily

May 16, 2019St. Rose Academy 8th Grade Graduation Mass – The lessons of service we’ve learned

May 12, 2019 – No homily

May 8, 2019Fraternus Year-End Mass – How can be ready to stand by Christ in times of trial?

May 5, 2019 – No homily

May 4, 2019 First Holy Communion – Jesus is unshakable and can always reach us through the storms of life

April 28, 2019Second Sunday of Easter, Year C (Divine Mercy) – Seeing Christ through the sacraments; needing more “other Christs”

April 21, 2019Easter Sunday of the Lord’s Resurrection – Keeping the memory of Christ alive through an intimate encounter with him

April 20, 2019The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night – Practical advice for Catholics to follow on life’s journey

April 17, 2019Year’s Mind Mass for Bishop David E. Foley, D.D. – Remembering Bishop Foley’s approach to divine worship

April 14, 2019Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, Year C (Homily within Mass) – Brief words on entering into Holy Week

April 14, 2019Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, Year C (Homily before Procession) – The graces of the palms

April 7, 2019Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year A (Scrutiny Readings) – Jesus’ weeping and ours

March 31, 2019Fourth Sunday of Lent (Lætare Sunday), Year A (Scrutiny Readings) – A question to ask to help us grow in trust

March 24, 2019Third Sunday of Lent, Year A (Scrutiny Readings) – Encounter true self-love

March 17, 2019 – No homily

March 10, 2019First Sunday of Lent, Year C – Did the devil know who Jesus was? We must strive to focus on Jesus more.

March 6, 2019Ash Wednesday – Lent as a tithe to God

March 3, 2019 – Extraordinary Form at Blessed Sacrament Parish – Quinquagesima Sunday – Choosing our Lenten penances well

February 24, 2019Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C – Paradoxical wisdom: God’s “vengeful” mercy

February 17, 2019 – No homily

February 10, 2019 – No homily

February 3, 2019Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C – Loving and praying for our enemies is God’s will for us

January 27, 2019 – No homily

January 20, 2019 – No homily

January 13, 2019Baptism of the Lord, Year C – Christ, the new Moses, who identifies with us to save us

January 6, 2019Epiphany of the Lord, Year C – The Three Kings meet the Queen Mother – and St. Joseph

January 1, 2019Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – Seeking contemplation and rest in the New Year

December 30, 2018Feast of the Holy Family – Imitating the Holy Family in charity and peace

December 25, 2018 Christmas – Welcoming Jesus today and finding our peace in him

December 23, 2018Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C – The Blessed Virgin Mary, woman of heroic courage

December 16, 2018 – No homily

December 15, 2018 – Rorate Mass (Candlelight Mass of the B.V.M. in Advent, in the Extraordinary Form) – Advent expectation and preparing for Christmas

December 9, 2018Second Sunday of Advent, Year C – The characters of the time of St. John the Baptist and how God was at work in spite of them

December 8, 2018Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception – The Blessed Virgin Mary as the herald of Christ in the order of grace

December 2, 2018First Sunday of Advent, Year C – Awaking from our drowsiness: an Advent examination of conscience

November 25, 2018Solemnity of Christ the King, Year B – The kingship of Christ for us who live in a democratic society

November 21, 2018Thanksgiving Day – Thanking God for the good but also for the bad

November 18, 2018 – No homily

November 11, 2018Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – How to trust in God’s providence

November 4, 2018Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – What “fear of the Lord” is and how to get it

November 2, 2018Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day) – The connection between funerals and marriage

November 1, 2018Solemnity of All Saints, Year B – Living out the Beatitudes is imitating Christ, who calls us to be saints

October 28, 2018Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Some lessons about how to pray

October 21, 2018 – No homily

October 14, 2018Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Financial stewardship: intentional and generous

October 7, 2018 – (Guest Celebrant: Fr. Bede, OSB) Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – The biblical foundations of Christian marriage and family life

September 30, 2018Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – How to tell a true prophet

September 23, 2018 – No homily

September 16, 2018Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Faith and works, flowing from our interior life

September 15, 2018Our Lady of Sorrows (closing Mass for reparation vigil) – in English and Spanish – The weight of Mary’s sorrow

September 14, 2018Extraordinary Form Mass for the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (for healing & purification) – in English and Spanish – Our sanctity as the solution to the problem

September 9, 2018Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Foreign words, baptism, and our life of grace

September 6, 2018Annual Mass for Homeschooling Families – Seeking St. Joseph’s intercession, to grow in wisdom

September 2, 2018Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Legalism vs. following the moral law in imitation of Christ and in a relationship with him

August 26, 2018Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – The Lord calls us to an impossible task – impossible without his help

August 19, 2018 – No homily

August 15, 2018Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – The Blessed Virgin Mary as the Ark of the Covenant and our hope of victory

August 12, 2018Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B (Given at St. Stephen’s) – Using the sacraments well and correctly – avoiding bad communions

August 10, 2018Annual Mass in honor of Fr. James E. Coyle – God loves a cheerful giver – seeking the “weight of glory”

August 5, 2018Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Thankfulness of heart and humility of spirit before the Holy Eucharist

August 4, 2018Local Solemnity of St. John Vianney (Mass for Vocations) – The priest as a vigilant watchman

July 29, 2018Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – The McCarrick scandal and a reflection on the worthiness of ministers and our response to scandal

July 22, 2018 – No homily

July 15, 2018 – No homily

July 8, 2018Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Faith desires understanding but does not require it

July 3, 2018Homily given at fifth day of Fraternus Ranch (see here for more about Fraternus) – Dealing with doubts and being confident Catholics

July 1, 2018 – Homily given at third day of Fraternus Ranch (see here for more about Fraternus) – Kneeling for Holy Communion and receiving on the tongue

June 29, 2018Homily given at first day of Fraternus Ranch (see here for more about Fraternus) – Following Peter and Paul’s manly example of living in the truth, seeking reconciliation, and sacrificing self

June 24, 2018Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Year B – The unique mission of St. John the Baptist and how we prepare for Christ’s second coming

June 17, 2018 – No homily

June 10, 2018Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Three sins against the Holy Spirit and their remedy

June 3, 2018Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Year B – Why has devotion to Christ’s Precious Blood practically vanished?

May 27, 2018Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Year B – The tension between faith and understanding

May 20, 2018Solemnity of Pentecost, Year B – What the Holy Spirit does and how we err if we look for God in our emotions

May 17, 2018St. Rose Academy 8th Grade Graduation – Onward and upward!

May 13, 2018 – No homily

May 9, 2018Fraternus Year-End Mass – Exercising the virtue of prudence and learning from the past

May 6, 2018Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B – Not backing our way into heaven, being the friends of God

April 29, 2018 – No homily

April 22, 2018Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B – Our collaboration with the Good Shepherd to bring as many as possible into the Catholic Church

April 15, 2018 – No homily

April 8, 2018Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy), Year B – Christ’s mercy, painful experiences in confession, and starting again

April 1, 2018Easter Sunday of the Lord’s Resurrection – Experiencing the Resurrection like Peter, James, John, and Mary Magdalene – Christ goes before us

March 31, 2018Easter Vigil in the Holy Night – Welcoming new members and praying for perseverance

March 30, 2018 – No homily (Bishop Baker preached)

March 29, 2018Holy Thursday/Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – How to be properly disposed to receive Holy Communion

March 25, 2018Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, Year B – The symbolism of the palms

March 17, 2018 – No homily

March 10, 2018Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A (Scrutiny Readings) – Overcoming spiritual blindness by opening wide the doors to Christ

March 3, 2018 – Homily not written out

February 25, 2018Second Sunday of Lent, Year B – The brightness of the Transfiguration and the obscurity of faith

February 18, 2018 – No homily

February 11, 2018 – No homily

February 4, 2018 – No homily

January 28, 2018Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B – Reflections on priestly celibacy

January 21, 2018 – No homily

January 14, 2018Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B – The profound value of making visits to the Blessed Sacrament

January 7, 2018Solemnity of the Epiphany – Looking more closely at the mysterious Three Wise Men

January 1, 2018Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – Pursuing a more serious life of prayer, in union with the Mother of God, in this new year

December 31, 2017The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

December 25, 2017Christmas

December 24, 2017 – No homily

December 17, 2017Third Sunday of Advent, Year B

December 10, 2017Second Sunday of Advent, Year B

December 8, 2017Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

December 3, 2017Second Vespers for the First Sunday of Advent, with the Monks of St. Bernard Abbey

December 3, 2017First Sunday of Advent, Year B

November 26, 2017 – No homily

November 19, 2017 – No homily

November 12, 2017Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

November 5, 2017Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

November 1, 2017 – No homily

October 29, 2017 – No homily

October 22, 2017 – No homily

October 15, 2017Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

October 8, 2017 – No homily

October 1, 2017Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

September 24, 2017 – No homily

September 17, 2017 – No homily

September 15, 2017Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows: 5th Anniv. of Parish Consecration to Mary

September 10, 2017Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

September 3, 2017Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

August 27, 2017 – No homily

August 20, 2017 – No homily

August 15, 2017 – No homily

August 13, 2017Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (third of 3-part series)

August 11, 2017Annual Mass in honor of Father James E. Coyle

August 6, 2017Transfiguration of the Lord, Year A (second of 3-part series)

July 30, 2017Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A (first of 3-part series)

July 23, 2017Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

July 16, 2017 – No homily

July 9, 2017Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

July 2, 2017Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

June 29, 2017Solemnity of Saints Peter & Paul (Extraordinary Form)

June 25, 2017 – No homily

June 23, 2017Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

June 18, 2017Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Year A

June 16, 2017Annual Votive Mass for St. Josemaria Escrivá

June 11, 2017Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Year A

June 4, 2017 – No homily

May 28, 2017Ascension of the Lord, Year A

May 21, 2017 – No homily

May 18, 2017St. Rose Academy 8th Grade Graduation

May 14, 2017Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A

May 13, 2017Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima (Extraordinary Form)

May 7, 2017Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year A

May 6, 2017Mass of First Holy Communion

April 30, 2017 – No homily

April 26, 2017Votive Mass of St. Joseph with Placing of a Votive Heart on His Image

April 23, 2017Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy), Year A

April 16, 2017Easter Sunday

April 15, 2017Easter Vigil

April 13, 2017Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – Holy Thursday

April 9, 2017Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, Year A

April 2, 2017 – No homily

March 26, 2017Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A

March 19, 2017 – No homily

March 12, 2017 – No homily

March 5, 2017First Sunday of Lent, Year A

March 1, 2017Ash Wednesday

February 26, 2017Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

February 19, 2017 – Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

February 12, 2017 – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

February 5, 2017 – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

January 29, 2017 – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

January 25, 2017 – Local Solemnity of the Conversion of St. Paul

January 22, 2017 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

January 15, 2017 – No homily

January 8, 2017 – Homily not written out, similar to that of 1/6/17

January 6, 2017 – Solemnity of the Epiphany (Extraordinary Form)

January 5, 2017 – Memorial of St. John Neumann

January 1, 2017 – No homily

December 25, 2016 – Christmas

December 18, 2016 – No homily

December 11, 2016 – Third Sunday of Advent, Year A

December 8, 2016 – Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

December 4, 2016 – Second Sunday of Advent, Year A

November 27, 2016 – First Sunday of Advent, Year A

November 20, 2016 – No homily

November 13, 2016 – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

November 6, 2016 – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

November 1, 2016 – Solemnity of All Saints

October 30, 2016 – STATEMENT ON THE ELECTION

October 30, 2016 – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

October 23, 2016 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

October 16, 2016 – No homily

October 9, 2016 – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

October 2, 2016 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

September 25, 2016 – No homily

September 18, 2016 – No homily

September 11, 2016 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

September 8, 2016 – Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September 4, 2016 – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

August 28, 2016 – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

August 21, 2016 – No homily

August 15, 2016 – Solemnity of the Assumption

August 14, 2016 – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

August 7, 2016 – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

July 31, 2016 – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

July 24, 2016 – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

July 17, 2016 – No homily

July 10, 2016 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

July 3, 2016 – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C