Category: Fr. Altier’s Sunday Sermons

Sunday Sermon for March 29, 2020, the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year A

Sunday Sermon for March 29, 2020, the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year A

Readings: Ez 37:12-14; Rom 8:8-11; Jn 11:1-45 In the second reading St. Paul makes the distinction between those who are in the flesh and those who are in the Spirit.  By this he is...

Sunday Sermon for March 1, 2020, the First Sunday of Lent, Year A

Sunday Sermon for March 1, 2020, the First Sunday of Lent, Year A

Readings: Gen 2:7-9, 3:1-7; Rom 5:12-19; Mt 4:1-11 In the second reading today St. Paul states that sin came into the world through one man.  He also refers to the “trespass of Adam,” and...

Sunday Sermon for February 23, 2020, the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Sunday Sermon for February 23, 2020, the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Readings: Lev 19:1-2, 17-18; 1 Cor 3:16-23; Mt 5:38-48 In the first reading today, God instructed Moses to tell the Israelites that they were to be holy because the Lord God is holy.  This...

Sunday Sermon for February 16, 2020, the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Sunday Sermon for February 16, 2020, the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Readings: Sir 15:15-20; 1 Cor 2:6-10; Mt 5:17-37 In the second reading today, St. Paul speaks of a wisdom that is obtained by the spiritually mature.  It is not a wisdom of this age,...

Sunday Sermon for February 9, 2020, the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Sunday Sermon for February 9, 2020, the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Readings: Is 58:7-10; 1Cor 2:1-5; Mt 5:13-16 In the second reading today St. Paul tells the Corinthians that when he came to them, preaching the mystery of God, he did not come with sublimity...

Sunday Sermon for February 2, 2020, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Sunday Sermon for February 2, 2020, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Readings: Mal 3:1-4; Heb 2:14-18; Lk 2:22-40 Today is a rare occasion when a regular Sunday is superseded by a Feast.  When this occurs, it is because the Feast is associated with our salvation. ...

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...