Category: Fr. Altier’s Sunday Sermons

Sunday Sermon for January 27, 2019, the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Sunday Sermon for January 27, 2019, the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Readings: Neh 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10; 1 Cor 12:12-30; Lk 1:1-4, 4:14-21 The Church is very clear in teaching us that every person is created equal. Sadly, many people have difficulty believing this teaching or,...

Sunday Sermon for January 20, 2019, the Second Sunday in Ordinary time, Year C

Sunday Sermon for January 20, 2019, the Second Sunday in Ordinary time, Year C

Readings: Is 62:1-5; 1 Cor 12:4-11; Jn 2:1-11 In the readings for the past three weeks the Church has given us the three traditional events which manifested our Lord’s divinity. The word Epiphany means...

Sunday Sermon for January 13, 2019, the Baptism of the Lord, Year C

Sunday Sermon for January 13, 2019, the Baptism of the Lord, Year C

Readings: Is 42:1-4, 6-7; Acts 10:34-38; Lk 3:15-16, 21-22 In the Gospel reading we are told that after all the people had been baptized, and Jesus had also been baptized, while He was praying...

Sunday Sermon for January 6, 2019, the Solemnity of the Epiphany, Year C

Sunday Sermon for January 6, 2019, the Solemnity of the Epiphany, Year C

Readings: Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-3a, 5-8; Mt 2:1-12 In the first reading the Prophet Isaiah speaks about events that would take place in Jerusalem. Being written after the exile, the original context may have...

Sunday Sermon for December 30, 2018, the Feast of the Holy Family, Year C

Sunday Sermon for December 30, 2018, the Feast of the Holy Family, Year C

Readings: Sir 3:2-6, 12-14; Col 3:12-21; Lk 2:41-52 As we celebrate this feast of the Holy Family, the readings remind us that the family is the foundation of society and of the Church. Everything...

Sunday Sermon for December 23, 2018, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C

Sunday Sermon for December 23, 2018, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C

Readings: Mic 5:1-4a; Heb 10:5-10; Lk 1:39-45 In redeeming the world, God could have done anything He desired. The problem is that He knows His human creatures all too well, which means He knows...

Sunday Sermon for December 16, 2018, the Third Sunday of Advent, Year C

Sunday Sermon for December 16, 2018, the Third Sunday of Advent, Year C

Readings: Zeph 3:14-18a, Phil 4:4-7; Lk 3:10-18 In the first reading today the Lord instructs Zion to shout for joy, Israel is to be joyful, and Jerusalem is to be glad and exalt. The...

Sunday Sermon for December 9, 2018, the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C

Sunday Sermon for December 9, 2018, the Second Sunday of Advent, Year C

Readings: Bar 5:1-9; Phil 1:4-6, 8-11; Lk 3:1-6 In the second reading today St. Paul states his confidence that the One Who “began a good work in you will continue to complete it until...

Sunday Sermon for December 2, 2018, the first Sunday of Advent, Year C

Sunday Sermon for December 2, 2018, the first Sunday of Advent, Year C

Readings: Jer 33:14-16; 1 Thes 3:12-4:2; Lk 21:25-28, 34-36 In the readings today we look back to the promise of the coming of the Messiah, we learn a lesson about how to conduct our...

Sunday Sermon for November 25, 2018, the Solemnity of Christ, the King of the Universe, Year B

Sunday Sermon for November 25, 2018, the Solemnity of Christ, the King of the Universe, Year B

Readings: Dan 7:13-14; Rev 1:5-8; Jn 18:33b-37 In the Gospel reading today we are privy to a conversation between Pilate, the Roman Procurator and Jesus.  In the course of the interrogation, Pilate asks Jesus...