Category: Fr. Altier’s Sunday Sermons

Sunday Sermon for February 18, 2018, the First Sunday of Lent, Year B

Sunday Sermon for February 18, 2018, the First Sunday of Lent, Year B

Readings: Gen 9:8-15; 1 Pt 3:18-22; Mk 1:12-15 I had to smile when I read today’s Gospel where it tells us “the Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert” to be tempted. We have...

Sunday Sermon for February 11, 2018, the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Sunday Sermon for February 11, 2018, the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Readings: Lev 13:1-2, 44-46; 1 Cor 10:31-11:1; Mk 1:40-45 In the first reading Moses instructs the people that anyone who is diagnosed with leprosy must tear his clothes, keep his head uncovered, muffle his...

Sunday Sermon for February 4, 2018, the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Sunday Sermon for February 4, 2018, the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Readings: Job 7:1-4, 6-7; 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-13, Mk 1:29-39 In the first reading today Job, in the midst of his suffering, calls man’s life on earth a drudgery and his days those of...

Sunday Sermon for January 28, 2018, the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Sunday Sermon for January 28, 2018, the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Readings: Dt 18:15-20; 1 Cor 7:32-35; Mk 1:21-28 In the first reading today God tells Moses that He will raise up a Prophet like Moses for the people of Israel. We know there were...

Sunday Sermon for January 21, 2018, the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Sunday Sermon for January 21, 2018, the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Readings: Jon 3:1-5, 10; 1 Cor 7:29-31; Mk 1:14-20 When we come to the end of the Church year, in late November, we hear readings about the end of time. This makes sense because...

Sunday Sermon for January 14, 2018, the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Sunday Sermon for January 14, 2018, the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year B

Readings: 1 Sam 3:3b-10, 19; 1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20; Jn 1:35-42 Before addressing anything by way of a homily, I would like to focus first on an apologetics point. At the end of the...

Sunday Sermon for January 7, 2018, the Solemnity of the Epiphany, Year B

Sunday Sermon for January 7, 2018, the Solemnity of the Epiphany, Year B

Readings: Is 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12 Today we celebrate an event that is nothing short of miraculous. Of course, we can look at the Magi following the star, their arduous journey to...

Sunday Sermon for December 31, 2017, Holy Family, Year B

Sunday Sermon for December 31, 2017, Holy Family, Year B

Readings: Sir 3:2-6, 12-14; Col 3:12-21; Lk 2:22-40 We celebrate today a feast that has become one of the most important in the Church’s liturgical calendar. The family has always been at the center...

Sunday Sermon for December 24, 2017, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B

Sunday Sermon for December 24, 2017, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B

Readings: 2 Sam 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Rom 16:25-27; Lk 1:26-38 In the readings today the Church gives us the full hope and expectation of the coming of our Lord. Long promised to the...

Sunday Sermon for December 17, 2017, the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B

Sunday Sermon for December 17, 2017, the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B

Readings: Is 61:1-2a, 10-11; 1 Thes 5:16-24; Jn 1:6-8, 19-28 In the second reading today St. Paul presents us with a huge challenge: rejoice always. He follows this up by telling to us pray...