Category: Fr. Altier’s Sunday Sermons

Sunday Sermon for April 22, 2018, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B

Sunday Sermon for April 22, 2018, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B

Readings: Acts 4:8-12; 1 Jn 3:1-2; Jn 10:11-18 Our faith is one of mystery and what might appear to some as contradictions.  Of course, there are no contradictions; paradox would probably be the better...

Sunday Sermon for April 15, 2018, the Third Sunday of Easter, Year B

Sunday Sermon for April 15, 2018, the Third Sunday of Easter, Year B

Readings Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; 1 Jn 2:1-5a; Lk 24:35-48 In the first reading we see the kindness and mercy St. Peter extends to the crowd of Jewish people who were listening to him on...

Sunday Sermon for April 8, 2018, Divine Mercy Sunday, Year B

Sunday Sermon for April 8, 2018, Divine Mercy Sunday, Year B

Readings: Acts: 4:32-35; 1 Jn 5:1-6; Jn 20:19-31 In the Gospel reading today we hear about two different aspects of Divine Mercy. First, we hear our Lord granting the Apostles the authority to forgive...

Sunday Sermon for April 1, 2018, the Solemnity of Easter, Year B

Sunday Sermon for April 1, 2018, the Solemnity of Easter, Year B

Readings: Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Col 3:1-4; Jn 20:1-9 Jesus Christ is risen from the dead, alleluia! Every year on Easter Sunday the churches are filled with people. Easter is not only the highest feast...

Sunday Sermon for March 25, 2018, Palm Sunday, Year B

Sunday Sermon for March 25, 2018, Palm Sunday, Year B

Readings: Mk 11:1-10; Is 50:4-7; Phil 2:6-11; Mk 14:1-15:47 As we celebrate Palm Sunday we begin with a Gospel reading recounting our Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem to the joyful shouts of the people proclaiming...

Sunday Sermon for March 18, 2018, the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B

Sunday Sermon for March 18, 2018, the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B

Readings: Jer 31:31-34; Heb 5:7-9; Jn 12:20-33 The first reading today is one of the most important in all of the Old Testament because it plainly declares that God is going to make a...

Sunday Sermon for March 11, 2018, the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year B

Sunday Sermon for March 11, 2018, the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year B

Readings: 2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23; Eph 2:4-10; Jn 3:14-21 In the readings today we see the mystery of God’s mercy in the light of human sin. The first reading tells us the people of...

Sunday Sermon for February 25, 2018, the Second Sunday of Lent

Sunday Sermon for February 25, 2018, the Second Sunday of Lent

Readings: Gen 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Rom 8:31b-34; Mk 9:2-10 In the first reading today we hear about Abraham’s nearly incomprehensible act of faith and love for God shown in his willingness to sacrifice...

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...