Tuesday, December 31, 2013

St John Francis Regis, 31 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (11 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. His preaching skills and his dedication as a confessor and care for the poor won him a devoted following and a reputation for holiness.

Readings: 1 John 2:18-21; Psalm 96; John 1:1-18

Monday, December 30, 2013

Monday Christmas Octave, 30 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. The prophetess Anna, instead of running away drew closer to God after the death of her husband and announces that the Christ has been born.

Readings: 1 John 2:12-17; Psalm 96; Luke 2:36-40

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Holy Family, 29 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (17 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. O God, who were pleased to give us the example of the Holy Family, graciously grant that we may imitate Jesus, Mary and Joseph in our humility, obedience and love.

Readings: Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14; Psalm 128; Colossians 3:12-21; Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Holy Innocents, 28 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. We commemorate the Holy Innocents, those children who die because of Herod's paranoia and all the children who die at the hands adults who should be protecting and nurturing these gifts of life from God.

Readings: 1 John 1:5-2:2; Psalm 124; Matthew 2:13-18

Friday, December 27, 2013

St John Evangelist, 27 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. This is John, who reclined on the Lord's breast at supper, the blessed Apostle, who wrote the Gospel and Book of Revelation and who spread the words of life throughout the whole world.

Readings: 1 John 1:1-4; Psalm 97; John 20:1-8

Thursday, December 26, 2013

St Stephen, 26 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." Then he fell on his knees and cried out, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." when he had said this, he died. The way out of this labyrinth of suffering is forgiveness. Forgive early and often.

Readings: Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-59; Psalm 33; Matthew 10:17-22

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day, 25 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (14 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ... And the Word became flesh and pitched His tent with us. Merry Christmas. May we grow in humility, obedience and love for God's Word.

Readings: Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1:1-18

Christmas Midnight, 25 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (14 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone.

Readings: Isaiah 9:1-6; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Family Mass, 24 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (12 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Jesus' genealogy goes back to David, to Abraham and even to Adam and Eve. Jesus came as God With Us to save us from our sins. Let us Rejoice.

Readings: Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 89; Acts 13:16-17, 22-25; Matthew 1:1-25

4th Sunday Advent, Cycle A, 22 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (14 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home.  Let us act like Joseph.

Readings: Isaiah 7:10-14; Psalm 24; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-24

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Saturday Advent 21 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Mary filled with the Holy Spirit goes in haste to help Elizabeth. Do we allow the Holy Spirit to push us out of ourselves to help those in need?

Readings: Song of Songs 2:8-14; Psalm 33; Luke 1:39-45

Thursday 3rd Week Advent, 19 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Zechariah and Elizabeth learn that their prayer for a child will be answered. We pray for all those who long for a child.

Readings: Judges 13:2-7, 24-25a; Psalm 71; Luke 1:5-25

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wednesday 3rd Week Advent, 18 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Joseph is asked in a dream to be the foster father of Jesus. Praying today for all fathers and foster fathers for the grace to be great dads.

Readings: Jeremiah 23:5-8; Psalm 72; Matthew 1:18-25

Tuesday 3rd Week Advent, 17 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Matthew's genealogy of Jesus includes, men and women, saints and sinners, reminding us that that He came from us all for all of us.

Readings: Genesis 49:2, 8-10; Psalm 72; Matthew 1:1-17

Sunday, December 15, 2013

3rd Sunday Advent, Cycle A, 15 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (21 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say rejoice. Indeed the Lord is Near." The Corporal Works of Mercy and an invitation to Joy.

Readings: Isaiah 35:1-6a 10; Psalm 146; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11

Saturday, December 14, 2013

St John of the Cross, 14 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. O God, who gave the Priest Saint John an outstanding dedication to perfect self-denial and love the Cross, grant that, by imitating him closely at all times, we may come to contemplate eternally your glory.

Readings: Sirach 48:1-4, 9-11; Psalm 80; Matthew 17:9a 10-13

St Lucy, 13 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. May the offering we bring in celebration of blessed Saint Lucy win your gracious acceptance, O Lord, we pray, just as the struggle of her suffering and passion was pleasing to you.

Readings: Isaiah 48:17-19; Psalm 1; Matthew 11:16-19

Our Lady of Guadalupe, 12 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (10 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. "Do not let your heart be disturbed. Am I not here, I who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and my protection? Am I not your Source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Do you need anything more? Let nothing else worry or disturb you." ~Our Blessed Mother at Guadalupe

Readings: Zechariah 2:14-17; Judith 13:18bcde, 19; Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Luke 1:26-47

Sunday, December 8, 2013

2nd Sunday Advent, Cycle A, 8 Dec 2013

Click here to download this homily (25 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Repentance: sincere regret or remorse about one's wrong doing or sin. Examen these four areas of your life: Mind, Body, Heart, Soul. The Shalom of God involves these four relationships being right: God, Others, Self, Creation. Make changes where necessary to conform your life to God's Will.

Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12

St Ambrose, 7 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. St Ambrose said yes to God and went from Catechumen to Bishop of Milan in one week, then began reading Theology and feeding the poor.

Readings: Isaiah 30:19-21 23-26; Psalm 147; Matthew 9:35-10:1, 5a, 6-8

St Nicholas, Homoousios, 6 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (6 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. St Nicholas evolves into Santa Clause, but more importantly at the Council of Nicaea he defended the Divinity of Christ.

Readings: Isaiah 29:17-24; Psalm 27; Matthew 9:27-31

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

St Francis Xavier, 3 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. There shall be no harm or ruin on all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Lord.

Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72; Luke 10:21-24

Monday 1st Week Advent, 2 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (6 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Many will come from the east and the west into the Kingdom of heaven. Lord, only say the word and my soul will be healed.

Readings: Isaiah 4:2-6, Psalm 122; Matthew 8:5-11

Sunday, December 1, 2013

1st Sunday Advent, Cycle A, 1 Dec 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (14 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Happy Catholic New Year! Now resolve to work at growing spiritually this Advent and do something to improve your community. Ready the way of the Lord.

Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:37-44

Saturday, November 30, 2013

St Andrew, 30 Nov 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (6 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ. Introduce some one to Jesus this week.

Readings: Romans 10:9-18; Psalm 19; Matthew 4:18-22

Friday 34th Week Ordinary Time, 29 Nov 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (6 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. The prophet Daniel is shown the throne room of God. Let us work eagerly to join Daniel in Heaven.

Readings: Daniel 7:2-14; Daniel 3; Luke 21:29-33

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tuesday 33rd Week Ordinary Time, 18 Nov 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. "Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house." Jesus wants to come and stay at your house. Will you invite in him?

Readings: 2 Maccabees 6:18-31; Psalm 3; Luke 19:1-10

St Rose Pilippine Duchesne, 18 Nov 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. St Rose was know as "the women who was always praying" by the American Indians she served. Let us strive to do the same.

Readings: 1 Maccabees 1:10-63; Psalm 119; Luke 18:35-43

Sunday, November 17, 2013

33rd Sunday Ordinary Time, Cycle C, 17 Nov 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (20 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Jesus reminds us that this world is passing away. The time to repent and act justly is now. Do the corporal works of mercy daily. Live Matthew 25:40 and all will be well.

Readings: Malachi 3:19-20a; Psalm 98; Thessalonians 3:7-12; Luke 21:5-19

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mother Cabrini, 13 Nov 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. "I will go anywhere and do anything in order to communicate the love of Jesus to those who do not know Him of have forgotten Him." ~ Mother Cabrini

Readings: Wisdom 6:1-11; Psalm 82; Luke 17:11-19

St Josaphat, 12 Nov 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (5 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. When have heroically done all that God commands we answer, "We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do."

Readings: Wisdom 2:23-3:9; Psalm 34; Luke 17:7-10

Monday, November 11, 2013

St Martin of Tours, 11 Nov 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. St Martin patterned his life after Jesus the Good Shepherd. Let us do the same, especially in forgiving and showing mercy.

Readings: Wisdom 1:1-7; Psalm 139; Luke 17:1-6

Sunday, November 10, 2013

32nd Sunday Ordinary Time, Cycle C, 10 Nov 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (16 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. He is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive. Live your life with this end in mind. We are Resurrection People.

Readings: 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14; Psalm 17; 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5; Luke 20:27-38

Sunday, October 27, 2013

30th Sunday Ordinary Time, Cycle C, 27 Oct 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (20 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Who is Jorge Mario Bergolio? "I am a sinner. This is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner." Let us join Pope Francis in admitting we are sinners in need of the Mercy of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Readings: Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18; Psalm 34; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Saturday 29th Week Ordinary Time, 26 Oct 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (6 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. The Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you. I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked man, says the Lord, but rather in his conversion that he may live.

Readings: Romans 8:1-11; Psalm 24; Luke 13:1-9

Friday 29th Week Ordinary Time, 25 Oct 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. The willing is ready at hand, but doing the good is not. For I do not do the good I want, but I do the evil I do not want.

Readings: Romans 7:18-25a; Psalm 119; Luke 12:54-59

St Anthony Mary Claret, 24 Oct 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing.

Readings: Romans 6:19-23; Psalm 1; Luke 12:49-53

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

San Juan Capistrano, 23 Oct 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Sin must not reign over your mortal bodies so that you obey their desires. Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.

Readings: Romans 6:12-18; Psalm 124; Luke 12:39-48

Tuesday 29th Week Ordinary Time, 22 Oct 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (5 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more. If by Adam's sin many have died, how much more did the grace of God and the gracious gift of Jesus Christ overflow for the many.

Readings: Romans 5:12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21; Psalm 40; Luke 12:35-38

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday 29th Week Ordinary Time, 21 Oct 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. "Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one's life does not consist of possessions." Instead become rich in what matters to God: Love, Mercy, Justice, Generosity, Self-control...

Readings: Romans 4:20-25; Luke 1:69-75; Luke 12:13-21


Sunday, October 20, 2013

29th Sunday Ordinary Time, 20 October 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (15 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work. READ YOUR BIBLE.

Readings: Exodus 17:8-13; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2; Luke 18:1-8

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tuesday 27th Week Ordinary Time, 8 Oct 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. We must first sit at the feet of Jesus like Mary, becoming a Disciple, before we serve the needs of others like Martha.  The people of Nineveh are saved because God desired their conversion and sent Jonah to tell them.

Readings: Jonah 3:1-10; Psalm 130; Luke 10:38-42

Our Lady of the Rosary, 7 Oct 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (13 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. You can pray the Rosary meditating on the 20 mysteries or as explained here meditate on sections of the Gospel. Lets all be the Good Samaritan showing mercy to those in need.

Readings: Jonah 1:1-2:1-2, 11; Jonah 2:3-5, 8; Luke 10:25-37

Sunday, October 6, 2013

27th Sunday Ordinary Time, Cycle C, 6 Oct 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (18 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. St Paul reminds us to stir into flame the gift of God that you have... For God did not give you a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control.

Readings: Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4; Psalm 95; 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14; Luke 17:5-10

St Faustina Kowalska, 5 Oct 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Jesus told St Faustina, "These beams signify water and blood. The water which purifies souls; the blood which is the life of the soul. They spring from my heart which was opened on the Cross." Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy often.

Readings: Baruch 4:5-12 27-29, Psalm 69, Luke 10:17-24

Friday, October 4, 2013

St Francis of Assisi, 4 Oct 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. O God, by whose gift St Francis was conformed to Christ in poverty and humility, grant that, by walking in Francis' footsteps, we may follow your Son, and, through joyful charity, come to be united with you.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

26th Sunday Ordinary Time, Cycle C, 29 Sep 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (19 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Jesus tells the cautionary tale about the rich man and poor Lazarus. With 80% of the world's population living on less than $10 per day. We the rich 20% should daily spend our money on the needs of the poor. Visit these links:

Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Foundation for Children and the Aged

Catholic Medical Missionary Board

Readings: Amos 6:1a 4-7; Psalm 146; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-31

Sunday, September 22, 2013

25th Sunday Ordinary Time, Cycle C, 22 Sep 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (20 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Jesus points to the dishonest steward's crafty prudence and warns that we must care more about our eternal life then we do our mammon. Paul encourages us to pray for our leaders.

Readings: Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113; 1Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13

Friday, September 20, 2013

St Andrew Kim, Korean Martyrs, 20 Sep 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. The Church in Korea claims the distinction of having been founded not by foreign missionaries but by indigenous lay Catholics and their 10k martyr companions.

Readings: 1 Timothy 6:2c-12; Psalm 49; Luke 8:1-3

Sunday, September 15, 2013

24th Sunday Ordinary Time, Stewardship, 15 Sep 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (24 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Parable of the lost sheep, lost coin, and lost sons. Tithing of our Time, Talent and Money back to God who has given us everything.

Readings: Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14; Psalm 51; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-32

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 14 Sep 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (10 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.

Readings: Number 21:4b-9; Psalm 78; Philippians 2:6-11; John 3:13-17

St John Chrysostom, 13 Sep 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Why do you notice the splinter in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own?

Readings: 1 Timothy 1:1-2, 12-14; Psalm 16; Luke 6:39-42

Most Holy Name of Mary, 12 Sep 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. We celebrate The Most Holy Name of Mary. She calls us to follow her son.  Mary's greatness is that she magnified God and not herself.

Readings: Colossians 3:12-17; Psalm 150; Luke 6:27-38

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wednesday 23rd Week Ordinary Time, 11 Sep 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (6 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. A true patriot is one who wills the good of their country and fellow citizens.  Living in Peace brings the most good, Therefor a true patriot works for Peace. The Shalom of God involves everyone having right relationships with: GOD, Self, Neighbor, and All of Creation. Let us work together for Peace-the Shalom of God.

Tuesday 23rd Week Ordinary Time, 10 Sep 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Bishop Edward Burns. I choose you from the world, that you may go and bear fruit that will last, says the Lord. Bishop Burns reflects on September 11th 2001.

Readings: Colossians 2:6-15; Psalm 145; Luke 6:12-19

Monday, September 9, 2013

St Peter Claver, 9 Sep 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Claver tried to instill a sense of dignity and preciousness in the eyes of God in the African slaves of Columbia. Catechizing and Baptizing over 300K in 40years.

Readings: Colossians 1:24-2:3; Psalm 62; Luke 6:6-11

Sunday, September 8, 2013

23rd Sunday Ordinary Time, Cycle C, 8 Sep 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (16 min) given by Bishop Edward Burns. Jesus warns, "Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple." Do not let scandal separate you from the Church.

Readings: Wisdom 9:13-18b; Psalm 90; Philemon 9-10, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33

Sunday, September 1, 2013

22nd Sunday Ordinary Time, Cycle C, 1 Sep 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (14 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Humble yourself the more, the greater you are, and you will find favor with God. Water quenches a flaming fire, and alms atone for sins.

Readings: Sirach 3:17-18 20, 28-29; Psalm 68; Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24a; Luke 14:1, 7-14

Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday 21st Week Ordinary Time, 30 Aug 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. For God did not call us to impurity but to holiness. Therefore, whoever disregards this, disregards not human being but God. 

Readings: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Psalm 97; Matthew 25:1-13

Passion of St John the Baptist, 29 Aug 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. John the Baptist prefigured the life and death of Jesus. He is the unofficial patron saint of whistle blowers.

Readings: 1 Thessalonians 3:7-13; Psalm 90; Mark 6:17-29

St Monica, 27 Aug 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. St Monica is honored for praying without ceasing for the conversion of her son, who became St Augustine.

Readings: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Psalm 139; Matthew 23:23-26

Monday 21st Week Ordinary Time, 26 Aug 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. For our Gospel did not come to you in word alone, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with much conviction.

Readings: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 8b-10; Psalm 149; Matthew 23:13-22

Sunday, August 25, 2013

21st Sunday Ordinary Time, Cycle C, 25 Aug 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (21 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. "Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but not be strong enough." ~ Jesus

Do something today to "strive" for salvation: Pray, fast, give alms, go to Mass, frequent the confessional, study scripture, reach out to the needy, tell Jesus Yes I love you.

Readings: Isaiah 66:18-21; Psalm 117; Hebrews 12:5-7, 1-13; Luke 13:22-30


Saturday, August 24, 2013

St Bartholomew, 24 Aug 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. "We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law, and also the prophets, Jesus son of Joseph, from Nazareth." Nathanael answered, "Can anything good come from Nazareth?"

Readings: Revelations 21:9b-14; Psalm 145; John 1:45-51

St Rose of Lima, 23 Aug 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. ... You shall love you neighbor as yourself.

Readings: Ruth 1:1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22; Psalm 146; Matthew 22:34-40

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 22 Aug 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Mary is our Queen Mother because Jesus her son is our Lord and King. Mary's greatness is that she Magnified God and not her self. Lets is join her in praying for peace in the world.

Readings: Judges 11:29-39a; Psalm 40; Matthew 22:1-14

St Pius X, 21 Aug 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (10 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. In the parable of the generous vineyard owner Jesus teaches that: Envy is the no win sin.

Readings: Judges 9:6-15; Psalm 21; Matthew 20:1-16

Sunday, August 11, 2013

19th Sunday Ordinary Time, 11 Aug 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (22 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen. Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.

Readings: Wisdom 18:6-9; Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-12; Luke 12:32-48

Sunday, August 4, 2013

18th Sunday Ordinary Time, 4 Aug 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (14 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Think of what is above, not of what is on earth.

"Poverty is the load of some and wealth is the load of others, perhaps the greater one of the two. It may weigh them to perdition (hell). Bear the load of your neighbor's poverty, and let him bear with you the load of your wealth. You lighten your load by lightening his." --St Augustine, bishop of Hippo

Readings: Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23; Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11; Luke 12:13-21

Saturday 17th Week Ordinary Time, 3 Aug 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. In the year of Jubilee you shall return, every one of you, to your own property. Herod has John beheaded.

Readings: Leviticus 25:1, 8-17; Psalm 67; Matthew 14:1-12

Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday 17th Week Ordinary Time, 2 aug 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (5 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Is he not the carpenter's son? Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds? Are we too close to see Jesus as God with us?

Readings: Leviticus 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37; Psalm 81; Matthew 13:54-58

Thursday 17th Week Ordinary Time, 1 Aug 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (6 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. They put what is good into buckets, what is bad they throw away.

Readings: Exodus 40:16-21, 34-38; Psalm 84; Matthew 13:47-53

St Ignatius of Loyola, 31 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (10 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. We must be radiant with joy to attract others to Jesus. St Ignatius Loyola founded the Jesuits after reading the lives of the saints recovering from a battle wound.

Readings: Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; Matthew 13:44-46

Tuesday 17th Week Ordinary Time, 30 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. The Lord spoke to Moses face to face. Just as weeds are collected now and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age.

Readings: Exodus 33:7-11; 34:5b-9, 28; Psalm 103; Matthew 13:36-43

Monday, July 29, 2013

St Martha, 29 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. St Martha teaches us: to show hospitality, to have honest conversations with God, to be grateful to all those working quietly behind the scenes.

Readings: Exodus 32:15-24, 30-34; Psalm 106; John 11:19-27

17th Sunday Ordinary Time, 28 Jul 2103

Click here to listen to this homily (19 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Jesus has obliterated the bond against us, with its legal claims, by nailing it to the cross, giving us clear title to our soul.

Proof for the existence of God from Physics.

Readings: Genesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138; Colossians 2:12-14; Luke 11:1-13

Saturday 16th Week Ordinary Time, 27 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. The Israelites pledge, "We will do every thing the Lord has told us." Let us do the same and not be the weeds in the wheat.

Readings: Exodus 24:3-8; Psalm 50; Matthew 13:24-30

Friday, July 26, 2013

Sts Joachim & Anne, Grandparents of Jesus, 26 JUl 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (10 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Anne and Joachim are revered as the parents of Mary, and thus grandparents of Jesus. They kept the Ten Commandments with Joy so can we.

Readings: Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; Matthew 13:18-23

St James, Santiago de Compostela, 25 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Santiago de Compostela (were St James is buried) remains one of the most popular pilgrimage sits of all time. St James, Pray for Us.

Readings: 1 Corinthians 4:7-15; Psalm 126; Matthew 20:20-28

Wednesday 16th Week Ordinary Time, 24 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. The Israelites receive Mana in the Desert. Jesus tell the parable of the sower. Let us strive to produce abundant fruit for God.

Readings: Exodus 16:1-5, 9-15; Psalm 78; Matthew 13:1-9

St Bridget Sweden, 23 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given By Fr Thomas Weise. Jesus tells us that those who hear the Word and put it into practice are his siblings and his mother bringing Christ into the world.

Readings: Exodus 14:21-15:1; Exodus 15; Matthew 12:46-50

St Mary Magdalene, 22 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. St Mary Magdalene meets the Risen Christ at the tomb and he tells her to bring the news to the Apostles.

Readings: Exodus 14:5-18; Psalm 15; John 20:1-2, 11-18

Sunday, July 21, 2013

16th Sunday Ordinary Time, 21 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (14 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Abraham's openness to welcoming strangers brings the blessing of new life. Martha's worried busyness prevents her from meeting Jesus.

Readings: Genesis 18:1-10a; Psalm 15; Colossians 1:24-28; Luke 10:38-42

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Saturday 15th Week Ordinary Time, 20 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. There is a quite, stand to the side aspect to Jesus' ministry, like a coach who gives pointers and suggestions occasionally. Are we willing to accept and act on his advice?

Readings: Exodus 12:37-42; Psalm 136; Matthew 12:14-21

Friday 15th Week Ordinary Time, 19 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For the Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath.

Readings: Exodus 11:10-12:14; Psalm 116; Matthew 12:1-8

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thursday 15th Week Ordinary Time, 18 Jul 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (6 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. St Camillus is the patron of both the sick and of nurses. Moses learns God's name. "I AM WHO AM."

Readings: Exodus 3:13-20; Psalm 105; Matthew 11:28-30

Wednesday 15th Week Ordinary Time, 17 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (11 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. An angel of the Lord appeared to Moses in the burning bush. God often gets better results from the weak and humble than from the strong and proud.

Readings: Exodus 3:1-6, 9-12; Psalm 103; Matthew 11:25-27

Tuesday 15th Week Ordinary Time, 16 Jul 2016

Click here to listen to this homily (6 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. It was an act of civil-disobedience that saved Moses' life so that God could later save the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.

Readings: Exodus 2:1-15a; Psalm 69; Matthew 11:20-24

Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday 15th Week Ordinary Time, 15 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (11 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Being a Christian will bring devision to your family between believers and non-belivers.

Readings: Exodus 1:8-14, 22, Psalm 124; Matthew 10:34-11:1

Sunday, July 14, 2013

15th Sunday Ordinary Time, 14 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (13 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Who is my neighbor? Everyone! Listen and act on those promptings of the Holy Spirit to reach out to our neighbor with mercy and compassion.

Readings: Deuteronomy 30:10-14; Psalm 69; Colossians 1:15-20; Luke 10:25-37

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturday 14th Week Ordinary Time, 13 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Jesus clearly teaches that we are NOT to fear Satan, because only God has power over life and death.

Readings: Genesis 49:29-32; 50:15-26a; Psalm 105; Matthew 10:24-33

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday 14th Week Ordinary Time, 12 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. When we give witness to the Faith have confidence that it will be the Spirit of our Father speaking through us. Be not afraid.

Readings: Genesis 46:1-7, 28-30; Psalm 37; Matthew 10:16-23

St Benedict, 11 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Allow St Benedict's balanced Rule to guide our Work, Prayer, and Study.

Click here to read the Rule.

Readings: Genesis 44:18-21, 23b-29, 45:1-5; Psalm 105; Matthew 10:7-15

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wednesday 14th Week Ordinary Time, 10 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (6 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. May the Catholic Church quickly become like Joseph of Egypt's granaries offering spiritual and moral truth to a world famished for both.

Readings: Genesis 41:55-57, 42:5-7a, 17-24a; Psalm 33; Matthew 10:1-7

St Augustine Zhao Rong, Martyrs of China, 9 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. St Augustine Zhao Rong was a solder who accompanied a catholic bishop to his martyrdom. So impressed with his peace and joy while being persecuted he requested baptism and eventually dies a priest and martyr. May we have the courage to be joyful and at peace in persecution and thus attract others to Christ.

Readings: Genesis 32:23-33; Psalm 17; Matthew 9:32-38

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Monday 14th Week Ordinary Time, 8 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise.  Jacob had a dream: a stairway reached to the heavens, and God's messengers were going up and down on it.

Readings: Genesis 28:10-22a; Psalm 91; Matthew 9:18-26

Sunday, July 7, 2013

14th Sunday Ordinary Time, 7 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (19 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Rejoice for your names are written in heaven. Allow your joy in being saved attract others to Christ. Our doubts are healed in the wounds of Christ.

Readings: Isaiah 66:10-14c; Psalm 66; Galatians 6:14-18; Luke 10:1-12, 17-20

Saturday, July 6, 2013

St Maria Goretti, 6 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (10 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. St Maria Goretti witnessed to the value of purity and mercy. Before dying she forgave her would be rapist and murderer.

Read here story here.

Readings: Genesis 27:1-5, 15-29; Psalm 135; Matthew 9:14-17

St Thomas, 3 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Our doubts are healed in the wounds of Jesus, just like St Thomas. Meditate on the Love of God that brought about the wounds of Christ and be made whole.

Readings: Ephesians 2:19-22; Psalm 117; John 20:24-29

Blessed Junipero Serra, 1 Jul 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Abraham asks the Lord, "Will you sweep away the innocent with the guilty?" He replied, "For the sake of those ten, I will not destroy it."

Readings: Genesis 18:16-33; Psalm 103; Matthew 8:18-22

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

13th Sunday, Religious Liberty, 30 Jun 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (20 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. This is a special homily looking at the real threats to religious liberty in the USA today. Recent Supreme Court decisions are also examined. "For you were called for freedom, brothers and sisters. But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather, serve one another through love." -Paul

Readings: 1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21; Psalm 16; Galatians 5:1, 13-18; Luke 9:51-62

Sts Peter & Paul, 29 Jun 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Sts Peter and Paul brought the Gospel to the world and it continues to spread.

Readings: Acts 12:1-11; Psalm 34; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18; Matthew 16:13-19

St Irenaeus, 28 Jun 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. St Ireanaeus, one of the first systematic theologians, defended the truth against Gnostic sects who denied the incarnation. We hold true the dual natures of Christ: both human and divine.

Readings: Genesis 17:1, 9-10, 15-22; Psalm 128; Matthew 8:1-4

Sunday, June 23, 2013

12th Sunday Ordinary Time, 23 Jun 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (15 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Jesus asks us "Who do you say that I am?" We answer this question by how we live our lives: directed toward God and His son Jesus and Eternal Life or away from them and focused merely on this world.

Readings: Zechariah 12:10-11, 13:1; Psalm 63; Galatians 3:26-29; Luke 9:18-24

Saturday, June 22, 2013

St John Fisher & St Thomas More, 22 Jun 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. St John Fisher and St Thomas More died gracefully defending their religious freedom. Do not worry about tomorrow while you can act today for religious freedom today.

Readings: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10; Psalm 34; Matthew 6:24-34

St Aloysius Gonzaga, 21 Jun 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (7min) give by Fr Thomas Weise. St Aloysius Gonzaga live, "for where your treasure is, there also will your heart be." Where is your treasure? In Heaven or on Earth.

Readings: 2 Corinthians 11:18, 21-30; Psalm 34; Matthew 6:19-23

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thursday 11th Week Ordinary Time, 20 Jun 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (5 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Jesus teaches us to pray the Our Father. Which is about putting one's trust in God, who alone understands what we need.

Readings: 2 Corinthians 11:1-11; Psalm 111; Matthew 6:7-15

Wednesday 11th Week Ordinary Time, 19 Jun 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Whoever sows sparingly will reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully, especially with respect to Prayer, Fasting, and Alms Giving.

Readings: 2 Corinthians 9:6-11; Psalm 112; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

Tuesday 11th Week Ordinary Time, 18 Jun 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Jesus teaches us that we must love our enemies. Pray to the Holy Spirit to be able to do so, for nothing is impossible for God.

Readings: 2 Corinthians 8:1-9; Psalm 146; Matthew 5:43-48

Monday 11th Week Ordinary Time, 17 Jun 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one to him as well.

Readings: 2 Corinthians 6:1-10; Psalm 98; Matthew 5:38-42

Sunday, June 16, 2013

11th Sunday Ordinary Time, 16 Jun 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (15 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise.

"It's not a problem that we are sinners; it's a problem that we aren't ashamed of our sin and don't seek forgiveness." -Pope Francis

Readings: 1 Samuel 12:7-10, 13; Psalm 32; Galatians 2:16, 19-21; Luke 7:36-8:3

Saturday 10th Week Ordinary Time, 15 Jun 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise.

Accept the apology you never received, because we have a ministry of reconciliation!

Readings: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21; Psalm 103; Matthew 5:33-37

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday 10th Week Ordinary Time, 14 Jun 2013

Click here to listen to this homily (6 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. We hold the treasure of our faith the the fragile vessel of our bodies.

Readings: 2 Corinthians 4:7-15; Psalm 116; Matthew 5:27-32

Thursday, June 13, 2013

St Anthony of Padua, 13 Jun 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. St Anthony of Padua was a great preacher and teacher. Accept that apology that you never received, letting that old hurt go, holding the others and your self harmless.

Readings: 2 Corinthians 3:15-4:1, 3-6; Psalm 85; Matthew 5:20-26

Wednesday 10th Week Ordinary Time, 12 Jun 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Ideal: "In his temple they all cry, 'Glory!'" Actual: "In his church they all cry, 'Sorry!' or 'Worry!'" Biblically: "Glory" 600x "Sorry" 63x "Worry" 23x. We might want to refocus our prayer to Glory!

Readings: 2 Corinthians 3:4-11; Psalm 99; Matthew 5:17-19

St Barnabas, 11 Jun 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. 
Barnabas was a good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and with faith.

Readings: Acts 11:21b-26, 13:1-3; Psalm 98; Matthew 5:13-16

Monday 10th Week Ordinary Time, 10 Jun 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (11 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. The God of all encouragement, who encourages us in our every affliction, so we may be able to encourage those who are in any affliction with the encouragement with which we ourselves are encouraged by God.

Readings: 2 Corinthians 1:1-7; Psalm 34; Matthew 5:1-12

Sunday, June 9, 2013

10th Sunday Ordinary Time, 9 Jun 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (14 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Jesus revealed himself to St. Paul through private revelation. Jesus continues to reveal himself so that we might repent and believe. Now through Near Death Experiences thousands have returned from the dead to tell everyone who will listen that Heaven is for Real, but so is Hell. Choose wisely.

Readings: 1 Kings 17:17-24; Psalm 30; Galatians 1:11-19; Luke 7:1-17

Immaculate Heart of Mary, 8 Jun 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Twelve year old Jesus is found in the Temple (after 3 days) sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. ... His mother kept all these things in her heart.

Readings: Tobit 12:1, 5-15, 20; Luke 2:41-51


Friday, June 7, 2013

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, 7 Jun 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.

Readings: Ezekiel 34:11-16; Psalm 23; Romans 5:5b-11; Luke 15:3-7

Thursday 9th Week Ordinary Time, 6 Jun 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Our Holy Purpose is to love the Lord above all and to fulfill this through love of neighbor. There is no commandment greater than these.

Readings: Tobit 6:10-11, 7:1bcde, 9-7, 8:4-9a; Psalm 128; Mark 12:28-34

Wednesday 9th Week Ordinary Time, 5 Jun 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (10 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Our God is not a god of the dead but of the living.

Readings: Tobit 3:1-11a, 16-17a; Psalm 25; Mark 12:18-27

Tuesday 9th Week Ordinary Time, 4 Jun 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.

Readings: Tobit 2:9-14; Psalm 112; Mark 12:13-17

Monday, June 3, 2013

Sts Charles Lwanga and Companions, 3 Jun 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (10 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. O God, who have made the blood of Martyrs the seed of Christians, mercifully grant that Uganda and all Africa may bear an abundant harvest of faith in response to the blood shed by Saints Charles Lwanga and his companions.

Readings: Tobit 1:3, 2:1b-8; Psalm 112; Mark 12:1-12

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, 2 Jun 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (15 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Today we celebrate the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ given to us in the Eucharist. Having received Him, we now take Jesus, within us, out into the secular world moving it back toward the sacred.

Readings: Genesis 14:18-20; Psalm 101; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Luke 9:11b-17

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Most Holy Trinity, 26 May 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (16 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Trust that the Holy Trinity: Father Son and Holy Spirit, is the God who loves you.

Readings: Proverbs 8:22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wednesday 7th Week OT, St Rita, 22 May 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Jesus replied, "There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me. For whoever is not against us is for us."

Readings: Sirach 4:11-19; Psalm 119; Mark 9:38-40

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Memorial Mass, Arnold J Haube, 21 May 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. We celebrate a memorial Mass for Arnold J Haube, my he rest in peace.

Readings: Sirach 2:1-11; Psalm 37; Mark 9:30-37

Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday 7th Week Ordinary Time, 20 May 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. All wisdom comes from God. Wisdom can be found in Creation, In God's son Jesus and in the Scripture/Tradition of the Church.

Readings: Sirach 1:1-10; Psalm 93; Mark 9:14-29

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Pentecost, 19 May 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (13 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Pray Come Holy Spirit through out the day.

Readings: Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13; John 20:19-23

Saturday 7th Week Easter, 18 May 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (6 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. The Gospel of John concludes twice that the whole world could not contain all the books that would need to be written to record all that Jesus taught and did, and continues to do those Christians the world over.

Readings: Acts 28:16-20, 30-31; Psalm 11; John 21:20-25

Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday 7th Week Easter, 17 May 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Jesus asks Peter (and each of us), "Do you Love me?" Peter (and we) answer, "Yes, Lord you know that I love you."

Readings: Acts 25:13b-21, Psalm 103, John 21:15-19

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thursday 7th Week Easter, 16 May 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Jesus prays to the Father, "I in them and you in me, that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, ... that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me."

Readings: Acts 22:30, 23:6-11; Psalm 16; John 17:20-26

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Jens & Jocelyn Hammer, Wedding, 15 May 2015

Click here to download and listen to this homily & vows (14 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise.  Jens and Jocelyn Hammer (on their 2nd Wedding Anniversary) enter into a Sacramental Marriage in the Catholic Church.

St Isidore, 15 May 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (10 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. St Isidore, Farmer (1070-1130) famous for his generosity toward those even poorer than himself. Jesus teaches us to strive to be Third, keeping God First, Neighbor and Creation Second.

Readings: Acts 20:28-38; Psalm 68; John 17:11b-19

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

St Matthias, 14 May 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. St Matthias is chosen to replace Judas. He and we are called to bear the fruit--love for one another--that will last.

Readings: Acts 1:15-17, 20-26; Psalm 113; John 15:9-17

Our Lady of Fatima, 13 May 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Our Lady of Fatima appeared to three children in 1917 calling us to repentance, conversion, and daily prayer of the Rosary to end war and bring peace.

Pope Francis has consecrated his ministry to Our Lady of Fatima today.

Readings: Acts 19:1-8; Psalms 68; John 16:29-33

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ascension Sunday, Mother's Day, 12 May 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily, (12 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Jesus promises to send the the Holy Spirit to be our "river guide" on our journey to heaven. Then he was lifted up to heaven. Happy Mothers Day.

Readings: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:17-23; Luke 24:46-53

Saturday 6th Week Easter, 11 May 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Apollos established from the Scriptures that the Christ is Jesus. My Father loves you because you have loved me and believe in me.

Readings: Acts 18:23-28; Psalm 47; John 16:23b-28

Friday 6th Week Easter, St Damian, 10 May 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (8 min) given By Fr Thomas Weise. St. Damien of Molokai, priest and leper (1840-1889) Sacrificial suffering brings forth life, Jesus on the cross, a mother in labor, Fr Damien.

Readings: Acts 18:9-18; Psalm 47; John 16:20-23

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

6th Sunday Easter, New Evangelization, 5 May 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (19 min) given By Fr Thomas Weise. The goal of the New Evangelization is to re-evangalize those who's faith has grown cold, especially in the once Christian countries of the West.

Readings: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14:23-29

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Saturday 5th Week Easter, 4 May 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. "If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first." We remember the hundreds of martyrs who died under the Elizabethan persecution of the Catholic Church.

Readings: Acts 16:1-10; Psalm 100; John 15:18-21

Friday 5th Week Easter, 3 May 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. Amen, Amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father.

Readings: 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Psalm 19; John 14:6-14

Thursday 5th Week Easter, 2 May 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr RB Williams, OP. Grant us, we pray, almighty God, that the true divinity of your Only Begotten Son, which we firmly profess with St Athanasius may ever give us life and protection.

Readings: Acts 15:7-21; Psalm 96; John 15:9-11

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wednesday 5th Week Easter, 1 May 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (6 min) given by Fr RB Williams OP. Jesus said, "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. ... Remain in me, as I remain in you."

Readings: Acts 15:1-6; Psalm 122; John 15:1-8

Tuesday 5th Week Easter, St Pius V, 30 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (6 min) given by Fr RB Williams OP. Jesus says, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. ... Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid."

Readings: Acts 14:19-28; Psalm 145; John 14:27-31a

Monday 5th Week Easter, St Catherine, 29 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr RB Williams OP. St Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church (1347-1380). In 1374 she received a divine commission to help heal the world and the Church.

Readings: Acts 14:5-18; Psalm 115; John 14:21-26

1st Day Parish Mission, 29 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this mission reflection (29 min) given by Fr RB Williams OP on living out our baptismal commitments over three days. Four reflection questions, How Am I PRAYing? How Am I LEARNing, How Am I LOVEing, How Am I SERVEing? Enjoy. Follow links below for the next two days of the mission.

Click here for Day TWO

Click here for Day Three

Sunday, April 28, 2013

5th Sunday Easter, 28 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr RB Williams OP. God himself will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain, for the old order has passed away. "Behold, I make all things new."

Readings: Acts 14:21-27; Psalm 145; Revelations 21:1-5a; John 13:31-33a 34-35

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saturday 4th Week Easter, 27 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise. "Whoever has seen me as seen the Father because the Father and I are one" said Jesus.

Readings: Acts 13:44-52; Psalm 98; John 14:7-14

Friday 4th Week Easter, 26 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr RB Williams OP. The universal call to salvation and life in Christ Jesus extends to Christians and non-christians alike. All of creation has been ransomed by Christ's passion, death, and resurrection.

Readings: Acts 13:26-33; Psalm 2; John 14:1-6

Thursday, April 25, 2013

St Mark, Feast, 25 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (6 min) given by Fr RB Williams OP. Mark wrote the first narrative of the life of Jesus between 65 and 70 to non-Jewish Christians who were experiencing persecution because of their belief in Jesus.

Readings: 1Peter 5:5b-14; Psalm 89; Mark 16:15-20

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wednesday 4th Week Easter, 24 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (6 min) given by Fr RB Williams, OP.
So they, sent forth by the Holy Spirit...

Readings: Acts 12:24-13:5a; Psalm 67; John 12:44-50

3rd Day Parish Mission, Service, 24 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this refection (24 min) given by Fr RB Williams OP. Third Question: How am I serving? By virtue of our Baptismal commitment we are sent out to continue the work of Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tuesday 4th Week Easter, 23 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (6 min) given by Fr RB Williams OP. They began speaking to the Greeks as well, proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ. It was in Antioch (Turkey) that the disciples were first called Christians.

Readings: Acts 11:19-26; Acts 87; John 10:22-30

2nd Day Parish Mission, Forgiveness, 23 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this refection (22 min) given by Fr RB Williams OP. Today on the second day of the parish mission we learn the to love deeply means to forgive often.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

4th Sunday Easter, 21 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr RB Williams OP at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Jesus said, "My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand."

Readings: Acts: 13:14, 43-52; Psalm 100; Revelation 7:9, 14b-17; John 10:27-30

Friday 3rd Week Easter, 19 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Jesus sends Ananias to cure Paul of his blindness. Paul got up and was baptized and the world has never been the same. Thank you Ananias. "My flesh it true food, and my blood is true drink." Thank you Jesus.

Readings: Acts 9:1-20; Psalm 117; John 6:52-59

Thursday 3rd Week Easter, 18 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (10 min) given By Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. I am the living bread come down form heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my Flesh for the life of the world.

Readings: Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 66; John 6:44-51

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wednesday 3th Week Easter, 17 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (6 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Rose os Lima parish in Wrangell, Alaska. "This is the will of my Father, that all who see the Son may have eternal life." What are we doing to make Christ more visible?

Readings: Acts 8:1b-8; Psalm 66; John 6:35-40

Tuesday 3th Week Easter, 16 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Rose of Lima parish in Wrangell, Alaska. "It was not Moses, but my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven." Jesus continued, "I am the bread of Life."

Readings: Acts 7:51-8:1a; Psalm 31; John 6:30-35

Monday 3th Week Easter, 15 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Rose of Lima parish in Wrangell, Alaska. After Jesus had fed the five thousand, he cautioned, "Do not work for food that perishes but for food that endures for eternal life."

Readings: Acts 6:8-15; Psalm 119; John 6:22-29

Sunday, April 14, 2013

3rd Sunday of Easter, 14 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (16 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Jesus said to them, "Come have breakfast." ... "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.

Readings: Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41; Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Saturday 2nd Week Easter, 13 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. They saw Jesus walking on the sea. "It is I. Do not be afraid."

Readings: Acts 6:1-7; Psalm 33; John 6:16-21

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Divine Mercy Sunday, 7 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (19 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Divine Mercy Sunday urges us to contemplate the wounds of Jesus out of which flows an ocean of mercy washing away our sins and those of the whole world.

Readings: Acts 5:12-16, Psalm 118; Revelation 1:9-11a 12-13 17-19; John 20:19-31

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Saturday Octave Easter, 6 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Longer ending to Mark's Gospel, "Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature."

Readings: Acts 4:13-21; Psalm 118; Mark 16:9-15


Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday Octave Easter, 5 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Jesus came over and took the bread and gave it to them, and in like manner the fish. Are you ready for breakfast on the beach with Jesus?

Readings: Acts 4:1-12; Psalm 118; John 21:1-14

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thursday Octave Easter, 4 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Jesus is not some reanimated zombie.  Jesus is risen! Gloriously triumphant over sin and death by the power of God. Wounds intact yet beautifully radiant with God's love and light.

Readings: Acts 3:11-26; Psalm 8; Luke 24:35-48

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wednesday Octave Easter, 3 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (10 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Jesus opened the scriptures for them on the way to Emmaus. They recognized him in the breaking of the bread.

Readings: Acts 3:1-10; Psalm 105; Luke 24:13-35

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tuesday Octave Easter, 2 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (10 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for? ... Mary, Go tell the others. I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.

Readings: Acts 2:36-41; Psalm 33; John 20:11-18

Monday Octave Easter, 1 Apr 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (6 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.

Readings: Acts 2:14, 22-33; Psalm 16; Matthew 28:8-15

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter, 31 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (24 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. May God, who restores you to eternal life in the Resurrection of his Only Begotten Son, endow you with the prize of immortality. Jesus Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed, Alleluia! Thank you for your Divine Mercy!

Readings: Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Psalm 118; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-9

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Vigil, 30 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. "Are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? ... Just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of Life." Jesus Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed, Alleluia!

Readings: All Vigil Readings, Romans 6:3-11; Luke 24:1-12

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Holy Thursday, 28 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (20 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Jesus took bread and said, "This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me." Rethinking Communion in the hand.

Readings: Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14; Psalm 116; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-15

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday of Holy Week, 27 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Deeply distressed that Jesus said one of you will betray me, they began to say to him one after another, "Surely it is not I, Lord."

Readings: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 69; Matthew 26:14-25

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday of Holy Week, 26 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. When Judas had left, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him."

Readings: Isaiah 49:1-6; Psalm 71; Jon 13:21-33, 36-38.

Monday of Holy Week, 25 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. We remember the tender love Mary of Bethany showed Jesus just days before his Passion Death and Resurrection. Oscar Romero give us courage by your example.

Readings: Isaiah 42:1-7; Psalm 27; John 12:1-11

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Passion of the Lord, Cycle C, 24 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this (14 min Gospel, 9 min Homily) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke. Be reconciled to each other and to God.

Readings: Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22; Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 22:14-23:56

Palm Sunday, Cycle C, 24 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (7 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. We commemorate the Lord's Entrance into Jerusalem. He comes from the East, riding a colt, fulling the prophecies.

Reading: Luke 19:28-40

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Saturday 5th Week of Lent, 23 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. He prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation, and not only for the nation, but also to gather into one the dispersed children of God.

Readings: Ezekiel 37:21-28; Jeremiah 31; John 11:45-56

Friday 5th Week of Lent, 22 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of these are you trying to stone me?"

Readings: Jeremiah 20:10-13; Psalm 18; John 10:31-42

Sunday, March 17, 2013

5th Sunday Lent, Cycle C, 17 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (16 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Rose of Lima parish in Wrangell, Alaska. Jesus does something new, he calls each of us to personal conversion before we condemn others.

Readings: Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:8-14; John 8:1-11

5th Sunday Lent, Cycle A, 17 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (19 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Wrangell, Alaska. Jesus raises Lazarus from his tomb. He calls us out of our tombs to new life as well. Roll away the stone.

Readings: Ezekiel 37:12-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pope Francis, 13 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (9 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Rose of Lima parish in Wrangell, Alaska. Today Argentina's Cardinal Bergoglio was elected the 266th Pope. He has taken the name Francis. God Bless Pope Francis, may he leaded us all closer to Christ.

Tuesday of the 4th Week Lent 12 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (10 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Rose of Lima parish in Wrangell, Alaska. Jesus heals the man ill for 38yrs on the Sabbath. What better day to restore someone than on the Lord's day.

Readings: Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12; Psalm 46; John 5:1-16

Monday 4th Week Lent, 11 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (6 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Rose of Lima parish in Wrangell, Alaska. Jesus heals the royal official's son at a distance. I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

Readings: Isaiah 65:17-21; Psalm 30; John 4:43-54

4th Sunday of Lent, Cycle A, 10 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (17 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Jesus heals the man born blind. Lord open my eyes that I might see.

Readings: 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38

Saturday, March 9, 2013

4th Sunday of Lent, Cycle C, 10 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (17 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Christ has given us the ministry of reconciliation. Your brother was dead and has come to life again. Let us rejoice!

Readings: Joshua 5:9a 10-12; Psalm 34; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Luke 15:1-3 11-32

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tuesday 3rd Week of Lent, 5 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (12 min) given by Bishop Edward Burns at the Alaska Priest Convocation in Anchorage Alaska. Unless each of you forgive your brother and sister, the father will not forgive you.

Readings: Daniel 3:25, 34-43; Psalm 25; Matthew 18:21-35

Monday 3rd Week of Lent, 4 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (8 min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Rose of Lima parish in Wrangell, Alaska. Jesus tells his hometown friends that he came to save them and everyone else as well.

Readings: 2 Kings 5:1-15ab; Psalm 42; Luke 4:24-30

3rd Sunday Lent, Cycle A, 3 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (13 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Jesus thirsts for the faith of the Samaritan women. She quenches her thirst in Christ then converts her whole town.

Readings: Exodus 17:3-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4:5-42

Saturday, March 2, 2013

3rd Sunday of Lent, Cycle C, 3 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (19min) given By Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. God reveals God's name, "I AM." If you do not repent and learn to forgive you will perish.

Readings: Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15; Psalm 103; 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12; Luke 13:1-9

Saturday 2nd Week in Lent, 2 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (13min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena in Petersburg, Alaska. God will cast our sins into the depths of the sea. I get up and go to my father and shall say to him, Father I have sinned against heaven and against you.

Readings: Micah 7:14-15, 18-20; Psalm 103; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

Friday of the 2nd Week Lent 1 Mar 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (8min) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Joseph went ahead to Egypt in order to save the people.

Readings: Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a; Psalm 105; Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46

Sunday, February 17, 2013

1st Sunday of Lent, Crucifix, Scapular, 17 Feb 2013

Click here to download and listen to this (12 minute homily + 12 minutes on Sacramentals Crucifix and Scapular) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert and was tempted, but did not sin. Introduction to Sacramentals: Sign of the Cross, Crucifix, and Scapular.

Readings: Deuteronomy 26:4-10; Psalm 91; Romans 10:8-13; Luke 4:1-13

SatAfterAshWed16Feb2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (5 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. I have not come to call righteous to repentance but sinners.

Readings: Isaiah 58:9b-14; Psalm 86; Luke 5:27-32

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday after Ash Wednesday, 15 Feb 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (4 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. This is the fasting that I wish: releasing those  bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; Setting free the oppressed, breaking every yoke; Sharing your bread with the hungry, sheltering the oppressed and homeless; Clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning your back on your own.

Readings: Isaiah 58:1-9a, Psalm 51; Matthew 9:14-15

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Thursday after Ash Wednesday, 14 Feb 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (5 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Choose life, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the Lord, your God, heeding his voice, and holding fast to him.

Readings: Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 1; Luke 9:22-25

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ash Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (13 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Rose of Lima parish in Wrangell, Alaska. We begin our Lenten Journey, in preparation for experiencing anew the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus at Holy Week. We Fast, Pray and Give Alms to become better Ambassadors for Christ.

Readings: Joel 2:12-18; Psalm 51; 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18.

Tues 5th Week in Ordinary Time, 12 Feb 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (9 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Rose of Lima parish in Petersburg, Alaska. God creates the Heavens and the Earth and us, and see that it is all very good. Sr Dorothy Stang is martyred while working with the people of the Amazon by those wanting to destroy the people and the forest.

Readings: Genesis 1:1-2:4a; Psalm 8; Mark 7:1-13

Monday, February 11, 2013

Our Lady of Lourdes, 11 Feb 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (9 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Rose of Lima parish in Wrangell, Alaska. As many as touched the tassel of Jesus' cloak (slipped into the waters of Lourdes) were healed.

Readings: Genesis 1:1-19; Psalm 104; Mark 6:53-56

Sunday, February 10, 2013

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Marriage, 10 Feb 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (17 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. "Matrimony is a Gospel in itself, a Good News for the World of Today, especially the de-christianized world.  The union of man and woman, their becoming "one flesh" in charity, in fruitful and indissoluble love, is a sign that speaks of God with a force and eloquence." ~Pope Benedict XVI 7Oct2012

Saturday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time, 9 Feb 2013

Click here to download and listen to this homily (8 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Jesus invites his apostles to a deserted place, a hint that he is hosting them into more than a getaway holiday. They were like sheep without a shepherd.

Readings: Hebrews 13:15-17, 20-21; Psalm 23; Mark 6:30-34