Category: Fr. Altier’s Sunday Sermons

Sunday Sermon for October 15, 2017, the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Sunday Sermon for October 15, 2017, the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Readings: Is 25:6-10; Phil 4:12-14, 19-20; Mt 22:1-14 In the Gospel reading today our Lord tells a parable about a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. In such a celebration one...

Sunday Sermon for October 8, 2017, the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Sunday Sermon for October 8, 2017, the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Readings: Is 5:1-7; Phil 4:6-9; Mt 21:33-43 In the first reading today we hear the song Isaiah singss about his friend who had a vineyard.  The friend did everything right and put only the...

Sunday Sermon for October 1, 2017, the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Sunday Sermon for October 1, 2017, the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Readings: Ez 18:25-28; Phil 2:1-11; Mt 21:28-32 In the second reading today St. Paul says we are to have in us the same attitude as Christ. As we continue through the reading we can...

Sunday Sermon for September 24, 2017, the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Sunday Sermon for September 24, 2017, the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Readings: Is 55:6-9; Phil 1:20c-24, 27a; Mt 20:1-16a In the first reading today God says that His thoughts are not our thoughts nor are His ways our ways. He adds that as the heavens...

Sunday Sermon for September 17, 2017, the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Sunday Sermon for September 17, 2017, the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Readings: Sir 27:30-28:7; Rom 14:7-9; Mt 18:21-35 In the second reading today St. Paul states that none of us lives for our own self and none of us dies for our own self.  Each...

Sunday Sermon for September 10, 2017, the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Sunday Sermon for September 10, 2017, the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Readings: Ez 33:7-9; Rom 13:8-10; Mt 18:15-20 When God approached Cain after he had slain Abel, the Lord asked where Abel was and Cain replied: “Am I my brother’s keeper?” On one hand we...

Sunday Sermon for September 3, 2017, the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary time, Year A

Sunday Sermon for September 3, 2017, the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary time, Year A

Readings: Jer 20:7-9; Rom 12:1-2; Mt 16:21-27 The first line of the first reading today is one of my favorites in all of Scripture: “You duped me, O Lord, and I let myself be...

Sunday Sermon for August 27, 2017, the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Sunday Sermon for August 27, 2017, the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Readings: Is 22:19-23; Rom 11:33-36; Mt 16:13-20 In the second reading today St. Paul marvels at the depth of the riches, the wisdom, and the knowledge of God. He proclaims that God’s judgments are...

Sunday Sermon for August 20, 2017, the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Sunday Sermon for August 20, 2017, the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Readings: Is 56:1, 6-7; Rom 11:13-15, 29-32; Mt 15:21-28 God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable. These words from the second reading are a great consolation to all of us because we know how...

Sunday Sermon for August 13, 2017, the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Sunday Sermon for August 13, 2017, the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Readings: 1Ki 19:9a, 11-13a; Rom 9:1-5; Mt 14:22-33 In the Gospel reading today we see our Lord walking on the water while the disciples panic, thinking they see a ghost.  When our Lord assures...