Category: Fr. Altier’s Sunday Sermons

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...

Sunday Sermon for June 30, 2019, the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Sunday Sermon for June 30, 2019, the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Readings: 1 Ki 19:16b, 19-21; Gal 5:1, 13-18; Lk 9:51-62 In the second reading today St. Paul tells us we were called for freedom, but then he says we are not to use this...

Sunday Sermon for June 23, 2019, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Year C

Sunday Sermon for June 23, 2019, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Year C

Readings: Gen 14:18-20; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Lk 9:11b-17 The Holy Eucharist is the greatest gift and the greatest treasure we possess on earth.  God has given us many great gifts, but the Eucharist is...

Sunday Sermon for June 16, 2019, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Year C

Sunday Sermon for June 16, 2019, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Year C

Readings: Prov 8:22-34; Rom 5:1-5; Jn 16:12-15 In the first reading today we see the personification of Wisdom.  We are told Wisdom was present with God before the Most High began His work of...

Sunday Sermon for June 2, 2019, the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year C

Sunday Sermon for June 2, 2019, the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year C

Readings: Acts 7:55-60; Rev 22:12-14, 16-17, 20; Jn 17:20-26 In the Gospel reading today we are given a passage from the “High Priestly Prayer” of Jesus, a prayer our Lord prayed at the Last...