Category: Fr. Altier’s Sunday Sermons

Sunday Sermon for September 23, 2018, the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Year B

Sunday Sermon for September 23, 2018, the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Year B

Readings: Wis 2:12:17-20; Jas 3:16-4:3; Mk 9:30-37 In the second reading today St. James tells us that where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every foul practice.  As we look around,...

Sunday Sermon for September 16, 2018, the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Sunday Sermon for September 16, 2018, the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Readings: Is 50:5-9a; Jas 2:14-18; Mk 8:27-35 The Church is calling everyone who has faith to step forward and demonstrate their faith through works, as we hear in the second reading.  These works will...

Sunday Sermon for September 9, 2018, the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Sunday Sermon for September 9, 2018, the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Readings: Is 35:4-7a; Jas 2:1-5; Mk 7:31-37 There is an ancient Chinese curse that has often been repeated: May you live to see interesting times. Well, it appears this curse has befallen us. However,...

Sunday Sermon for September 2, 2018, the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Sunday Sermon for September 2, 2018, the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Readings: Deut: 4:1-2, 6-8; Jas 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27; Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Last week we were presented with the challenge Joshua placed before the people of Israel 3500 years ago: choose today whom you...

Sunday Sermon for August 26, 2018, the Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Sunday Sermon for August 26, 2018, the Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Readings: Josh 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b; Eph 5:21-32; Jn 6:60-69 We live in a time when people want to be entertained. As superficial as this is, even worse is that people want to define their...

Sunday Sermon for August 19, 2018, the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Sunday Sermon for August 19, 2018, the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Readings: Prov 9:1-6; Eph 5:15-20; Jn 6:51-58 In the Gospel reading today our Lord makes several statements that we either have to believe are true or we have to run as far and as...

Sunday Sermon for August 12, 2018, the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Sunday Sermon for August 12, 2018, the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Readings: 1 Ki 19:4-8; Eph 4:30-5:2; Jn 6:41-51 In the second reading St. Paul tells us not to grieve the Holy Spirit of God. He then goes on to list a number of things...

Sunday Sermon for August 5, 2018, the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Sunday Sermon for August 5, 2018, the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Readings: Ex 16:2-4, 12-15; Eph 4:17, 20-24; Jn 6:24-35 In the second reading St. Paul says we are no longer to live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. He goes...

Sunday Sermon for July 29, 2018, the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Sunday Sermon for July 29, 2018, the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Readings: 2Ki 4:42-44; Eph 4:1-6; Jn 6:1-15 In the second reading today St. Paul encourages the Ephesians to “live in a manner worthy of the call you have received.” He implores them to live...

Sunday Sermon for July 22, 2018, the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Sunday Sermon for July 22, 2018, the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Readings: Jer 23:1-6; Eph 2:13-18; Mk 6:30-34 In the first reading today God speaks a word of woe through the Prophet Jeremiah to the shepherds who mislead the Lord’s flock entrusted to their care....