Category: Fr. Altier’s Sunday Sermons

Sunday Sermon for January 12, 2020, the Baptism of the Lord, Year A

Sunday Sermon for January 12, 2020, the Baptism of the Lord, Year A

Readings: Is 42:1-4, 6-7; Acts 10:34-38; Mt 3:13-17 In the second reading today St. Peter is in the home of the Gentile, Cornelius, to whom an angel had appeared.  Peter was also instructed by...

Sunday Sermon for January 5, 2020, the Solemnity of the Epiphany, Year A

Sunday Sermon for January 5, 2020, the Solemnity of the Epiphany, Year A

Readings: Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12 In the second reading today St. Paul states: “the mystery was made known to me by revelation.”  The mystery of which he speaks is that “the...

Sunday Sermon for December 22, 2019, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A

Sunday Sermon for December 22, 2019, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A

Readings: Is 7:10-14; Rom 1:1-7; Mt 1:18-24 In these final days of preparation prior to celebrating our Lord’s birth from the Virgin Mary, we meet several mysteries which require our faith and our praise. ...

Sunday Sermon for December 15, 2019, the Third Sunday in Advent, Year A

Sunday Sermon for December 15, 2019, the Third Sunday in Advent, Year A

Readings: Is 35:1-6a, 10; Jas 5:7-10; Mt 11:2-11 In both the first and the second readings an identical point is made.  Isaiah is to say to those whose hearts are frightened: “Be strong, fear...

Sunday Sermon for December 8, 2019, the Second Sunday of Advent, Year A

Sunday Sermon for December 8, 2019, the Second Sunday of Advent, Year A

Readings: Is 11:1-10; Rom 15:4-9; Mt 3:1-12 In the Gospel reading today St. John the Baptist calls the people to repentance because “the Kingdom of God is at hand.”  This is the same message...

Sunday Sermon for December 1, 2019, the First Sunday of Advent, Year A

Sunday Sermon for December 1, 2019, the First Sunday of Advent, Year A

Readings: Is 2:1-5; Rom 13:11-14; Mt 24:37-44 In the readings today we hear about two different events: the coming of the Son of Man and Jerusalem being established as the highest mountain to which...

Sunday Sermon for November 24, 2019, the Solemnity of Christ the King, Year C

Sunday Sermon for November 24, 2019, the Solemnity of Christ the King, Year C

Readings: 2 Sam 5:1-3; Col 1:12-20; Lk 23:35-43 In the first reading today we hear about the occasion when all the tribes of Israel came to David in Hebron and asked him to be...

Sunday Sermon for November 17, 2019, the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Sunday Sermon for November 17, 2019, the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Readings: Mal 3:19-20a; 2 Thes 3:7-12; Lk 21:5-19 In the Gospel reading today our Lord tells His listeners that the day would come when the Temple would be destroyed and not one stone would...

Sunday Sermon for November 10, 2019, the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Sunday Sermon for November 10, 2019, the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Readings: 2 Mac 7:1-2, 9-14; 2 Thes 2:16-3:5; Lk 20:27-38 In the first reading today we hear about three of the seven heroic brothers who were all put to death on the same day...

Sunday Sermon for November 3, 2019, the Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Sunday Sermon for November 3, 2019, the Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Readings: Wis 11:22-12:2; 2 Thes 1:11-2:2; Lk 19:1-10 The first reading includes some great lines on which we can meditate with great benefit: “You love all things that are and You loathe nothing You...