Homilies

Homilies

Homilies preached by priests of the Abbey of the Genesee on various occasions.  

Even though the homilies given here at the Abbey are intended primarily for the monastic community it is hoped there will be a message for the little monk hidden in the heart of nearly everyone. The homilies of Fr. John Eudes can be found on his Homilies Index page.

April 18, 2014
Fr. Jerome Machar, OCSO Good Friday Isaiah 52:13- 53:12; Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9; John 18: 1- 19:42  We adore you O Christ and we praise You because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world. The readings...
Posted on Tue, 15 Apr 2014
April 13, 2014
Fr. John Eudes, OCSO Palm Sunday Isaias 50:4:7; Philippians 2:6-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66 For us who have the gift of faith mere words are inadequate to express the impressions made by the events recounted in the ...
Posted on Tue, 15 Apr 2014
April 12, 2014
Fr. Justin Sheehan, OCSO Fifth Saturday of Lent The raising of Lazarus was a turnaround for many of the Jews. They saw what Jesus did, and believed in him. But some went back to the Pharisees and told on Jesus. S...
Posted on Sat, 12 Apr 2014
April 11, 2014
Fr. Marcellus Earl, OCSO Fifth Friday of Lent Jer 20:10-13; Psalm 18:2-3a, 3bc-4, 5-6, 7; Jn 10: 31-42 During our liturgy in these last days of Lent, my brothers and sisters in Christ, we have been witnessing a ...
Posted on Fri, 11 Apr 2014
April 8, 2014
Fr. Jerome Machar, OCSO Fifth Tuesday of Lent Numbers 21: 4-9; John 8: 21-30   The first reading of today's liturgy recounts the story of our ancestors' pilgrimage through the desert. They were worn out ...
Posted on Tue, 8 Apr 2014
April 6, 2014
Fr. John Denburger, OCSO Fifth Sunday of Lent Ezekiel 37: 12 - 14; Ps 130; Romans 8: 8 – 11; John 11: 1 – 45  When Jairus, the synagogue official, approached Jesus anxiously seeking a cure for his...
Posted on Sun, 6 Apr 2014
April 2, 2014
Fr. Gerard D’Souza, OCSO Fourth Wednesday of Lent Today’s gospel passage comes immediately after the cure of the man who was ill for thirty eight years. This discourse by Jesus takes place at a fest...
Posted on Wed, 2 Apr 2014
March 30, 2014
Fr. Justin Sheehan, OCSO Fourth Sunday of Lent In his homily on Friday, Pope Francis quoted a sentence from the first reading, “Return, O Israel, to the LORD, your God; you have collapsed through your guilt...
Posted on Sun, 30 Mar 2014
March 29, 2014
Fr. Stephen Muller, OCSO Third Saturday of Lent Hos 6:1-6; Lk 18:9-14   “A humbled, contrite heart, O God, you will not spurn” (Ps 51). So we heard in our Responsorial Psalm, and so we s...
Posted on Sun, 30 Mar 2014
March 28, 2014
Fr. Jerome Machar, OCSO Third Friday of Lent Hosea 14: 2-10; Mark 12: 28-34 For many of us, today’s first reading resonates deep within us. Like the people of Israel, we have wandered from our first love, t...
Posted on Wed, 26 Mar 2014
March 27, 2014
Fr. John Denburger, OCSO Third Thursday of Lent Jer 7: 23 - 28; Ps 95; Luke 11: 14 - 21 “Thus says the Lord: “Listen to My voice; then I will be your God and you shall be My people.” A very essen...
Posted on Fri, 28 Mar 2014
March 25, 2014
Fr. Marcellus Earl, OCSO Solemnity of the Annunciation Is 7:10-14, 8:10; Psalm 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 11; Heb 10:4-10; Lk 1:26-38 Today, as we all know, my brothers and sisters in Christ, is the day Our Lord was mad...
Posted on Wed, 26 Mar 2014
March 23, 2014
Fr. Gerard D’Souza, OCSO Third Sunday of Lent What stood out for me in this Gospel is the first thing the Samaritan woman told others about Jesus. Not ‘Come, see this wise man’ not, ‘Come...
Posted on Mon, 24 Mar 2014
March 22, 2014
Fr. Justin Sheehan, OCSO Second Saturday of Lent In the time of St Francis of Assisi, there was a friar named Brother Tancredo, who had anger issues. He was like the older brother in the parable of the Prodigal ...
Posted on Sat, 22 Mar 2014
March 21, 2014
 Fr. Jerome Machar, OCSO  Second Friday of Lent Genesis 37: 3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a; Matthew 21: 33-43, 45-46 The Scriptures are full of stories about dysfunctional families. Today’s first read...
Posted on Thu, 20 Mar 2014
March 20, 2014
Fr. Marcellus Earl, OCSO Second Thursday of Lent Jer 17:5-10; Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6; Lk 16:19-31 Suppose, my brothers and sisters in Christ, that you were to take a copy of the story in today’s gospel,...
Posted on Sat, 22 Mar 2014
March 14, 2014
Fr. John Denburger, OCSO First Friday of Lent Ezekiel 18: 21 - 28; Ps 130; Matthew 5: 20 - 26  In the Book of Leviticus, the Book of the Holiness Code, there is a repeated admonition from the Lord ...
Posted on Fri, 14 Mar 2014
March 13, 2014
Fr. John Eudes, OCSO First Thursday of Lent Esther 12:14-16, 23-25; Matthew 7:7-12  The two readings of today's liturgy in this first week of Lent share the same general theme of the basic importance of pr...
Posted on Fri, 14 Mar 2014
March 12, 2014
Fr. Gerard D’Souza, OCSO First Wednesday of Lent The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time. This was after Jonah had been in the huge fish for three days and three nights. After this horrendous experi...
Posted on Wed, 12 Mar 2014
March 11, 2014
Fr. Justin Sheehan, OCSO First Tuesday of Lent   In the earlier liturgy for today’s Mass, the first reading was also from Isaiah, chapter 55, but with a few verses added before the reading which we jus...
Posted on Tue, 11 Mar 2014
March 8, 2014
Fr. Marcellus Earl, OCSO Saturday After Ash Wednesday Is 58:9b-14; Psalm: 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6; Lk 5:27-32  Everyone on earth, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ, is thirsting for something: a baby is thirst...
Posted on Sat, 8 Mar 2014
March 7, 2014
Fr. John Denburger, OCSO Friday After Ash Wednesday Isaiah 58: 1 – 9a; Ps 51;  Matthew 9: 14 – 15 “The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast....
Posted on Fri, 7 Mar 2014
March 6, 2014
Fr. Justin Sheehan, OCSO Thursday After Ash Wednesday   In the Opening Prayer of today’s Mass, we might expect to hear some reference to the season of Lent, or maybe to works of penance. But in fact we h...
Posted on Fri, 7 Mar 2014

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