Category: Fr. Altier’s Sunday Sermons

Sunday Sermon for September 22, 2019, the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Sunday Sermon for September 22, 2019, the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Readings: Am 8:4-7; 1 Tim 2:1-8; Lk 16:1-13 In the second reading today St. Paul asks us to pray for everyone, especially for kings and those in authority.  Two reasons are given for this:...

Sunday Sermon for September 8, 2019, the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Sunday Sermon for September 8, 2019, the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Readings: Wis 9:13-18b; Philemon 9-10, 12-17; Lk 14:25-33 In the first reading the question is asked: “Who can know God’s counsel, or who can conceive what the Lord intends?”  The author goes on to...

Sunday Sermon for September 1, 2019, the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, year C

Sunday Sermon for September 1, 2019, the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, year C

Readings: Sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29; Heb 12:18-19, 22-24a; Lk 14:1, 7-14 In the Gospel reading today our Lord tells us that whoever humbles himself will be exalted, but whoever exalts himself will be humbled. ...

Sunday Sermon for August 25, 2019, the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Sunday Sermon for August 25, 2019, the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Readings: Is 66:18-21; Heb 12:5-7, 11-13; Lk 13:22-30 In the first reading today we hear something that would seem unthinkable to the Jewish people who heard these words when Isaiah spoke them seven hundred...

Sunday Sermon for August 18, 2019, the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary time, Year C

Sunday Sermon for August 18, 2019, the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary time, Year C

Readings: Jer 38:4-6, 8-10; Heb 12:1-4; Lk 12:49-53 In the Gospel reading today Jesus says something quite startling.  The Prince of Peace said: “Do you think I have come to establish peace on the...

Sunday Sermon for August 11, 2019, the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Sunday Sermon for August 11, 2019, the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Readings: Wis 18:6-9; Heb 11:1-2, 8-19; Lk 12:32-48 In the readings today we hear about faith, its necessity and its reward.  St. Paul speaks of faith as “the realization of what is hoped for...

Sunday Sermon for August 4, 2019, the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Sunday Sermon for August 4, 2019, the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Readings: Eccl 1:2; 2:21-23; Col 3:1-5, 9-11; Lk 12:13-21 Vanity of vanities!  All things are vanity!  This is one of the most famous lines in all of Scripture.  However, when one considers the number...

Sunday Sermon for July 28, 2019, the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Sunday Sermon for July 28, 2019, the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Readings: Gen 18:20-32; Col 2:12-14; Lk 11:1-13 In the Gospel reading today our Lord teaches His disciples to pray the Our Father.  In this context Jesus also tells us that a friend will give...

Sunday Sermon for July 14, 2019, the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Sunday Sermon for July 14, 2019, the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Readings: Deut 30:10-14; Col 1:15-20; Lk 10:25-37 Toward the end of the Book of Deuteronomy Moses pleads with the people of Israel: “If only you would heed the voice of the Lord your God…”...

Sunday Sermon for July 7, 2019 the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Sunday Sermon for July 7, 2019 the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Readings: Is 66:10-14c; Gal 6:14-18; Lk 10, 1-12, 17-20 The times we are living in are very difficult for the Church and for her members. In parish after parish we are seeing the numbers...