Posts from April 2015

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Homily for the Week of April 26, 2015

by Fr. Hernan Cely

The Good Shepherd Not far from here, there is a small Lutheran Church, with a large stained glass window behind the altar. The image depicts an imposing man in red and white robes and a white lamb draped around his neck. One hand holds a protecting staff of heavy wood. The window is dramatically beautiful […]

Homily for the Week of April 19, 2015

by Fr. Hernan Cely

Peace be with you. Christ is risen. Alleluia. On Easter morning, the Apostle John entered the empty tomb. He saw and believed. That evening Jesus came and stood among the frightened apostles in their hiding place. They saw and believed. The next week, Thomas was told to put his fingers in the nail wounds of […]

Homily for the Week of April 12, 2015

by Fr. Hernan Cely

Divine Mercy Sunday The story of Doubting Thomas is a memorable event in the Easter narrative. Like Thomas, not one of us has actually witnessed the Resurrection. It has been transmitted to us by parents, teachers, priests, catechists, missionaries, and countless men and women from our personal and cultural past, who have assured us that […]

Homily for Easter Sunday

by Fr. Hernan Cely

A Day of Great Joy Christ has died. Alleluia! Christ is risen. Alleluia! Christ will come again. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia! Brothers and sisters in Christ, Happy Easter! Today is a day of great joy and a day of joyful hope for two reasons. First of all, we celebrate the glorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus […]

Homily for Holy Thursday

by Fr. Hernan Cely

Eucharist, Priesthood and Love As you know, I’m pretty new to the priesthood. This is only my second Holy Thursday since ordination and my first time presiding at the memorial of the Last Supper. Even though I’ve been attending Holy Thursday Mass my entire life and studying the mysteries of the day for nine years […]