Sunday Readings

Here you will find a quick link to the upcoming Sunday Readings for the Mass – and from time to time a short Bible study on the Gospel or one of the other readings.  The homily is available for your reading at 1:00 pm on the Sunday given. The column is available at 1:00 pm on the Saturday before.

19th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A  (August 9, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column:
Fr George’s homily:

18th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A  (August 2, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column:  What anchors you?
Fr George’s homily: Nine words and a question mark

17th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A  (July 26, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column:  The Backyard Fence
Fr George’s homily: Keeping Up

16th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A  (July 19, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column: What is your Bible plan?
Fr George’s homily: Those who are just must be kind

15th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A (July 12, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column: How to begin to read the Bible
Fr George’s homily: Saying Yes

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A (July 5, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column: Be Forgiving
Fr George’s homily: Adjustments

13th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A  (June 28, 2020)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Forgiving God
Fr George’s homily:  Making your life count

12th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A  (June 21, 2020)
Gospel Study: commentary

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus  (June 19/21, 2020)
Pastor’s Column: The Sacred Heart
Fr George’s homily: Fountain fullness of love

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ  (Corpus Christi – June 14, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column: The Body of Christ for Francis
Fr George’s homily: The Desire of Souls

Holy Trinity Sunday (June 7, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary 
Pastor’s Column: The Trinity: in relationship
Fr George’s homily: In relationship with lives that matter

Pentecost Sunday  (May 31, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary 
Pastor’s Column: Figuring things out
Fr George’s homily: This Pentecost

Ascension Sunday  (May 24, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column: How beautiful
Fr George’s homily: The next steps

6th Sunday in Easter  (May 17, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column: Choosing an Abundant Life
Fr George’s homily:  Finding our way

5th Sunday in Easter  (May 10, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column: Discovering Essential
Fr George’s homily: Living Stones

4th Sunday in Easter  (May 3, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column: Change upon change upon change
Fr George’s homily: Who could possibly love us?

3rd Sunday in Easter  (April 26, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column: Spring Cleaning
Fr. George’s homily: Turning Out Well

2nd Sunday in Easter  (April 19, 2020)
Divine Mercy Sunday
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column: Not the finish line
Fr. George’s homily: Perception and Response

Easter Sunday  (April 12, 2020)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column:  Being a Parish
Fr. George’s homily: Covenant People  (Easter Vigil)

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion  (April 5, 2020)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Opportunities Given Us
Fr George’s homily:  Entry into the Heart of Holy Week

5th Sunday of Lent  (March 29, 2020)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: The Power of Habits (part 2)
Fr George’s homily:  As Tears Fall

4th Sunday of Lent  (March 22, 2020)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: The Power of Habits
Fr George’s homily: Being Church

On Wednesday March 18th, the Diocese of St. Petersburg suspended all public Masses due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We will endeavor to maintain the posting of a Gospel Study, the Pastor’s Column and a Homily.  Be well. Be smart. Be safe.

3rd Sunday of Lent  (March 15, 2020)
Gospel study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Lent with a new lens
Fr George’s homily: Nuance

2nd Sunday of Lent (March 8, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column: Right-sizing for Lent
Fr George’s homily: It’s good to be here

1st Sunday of Lent  (March 1, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column:  Your Lenten Plan
Fr George’s homily: Three Invitations

7th Sunday of Ordinary Time  (February 23, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column: RCIA in the Lenten Season
Fr George’s homily: Being Perfect

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time  (February 16, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column: What’s Going On (Part 2)
Fr George’s homily: Habits

5th Sunday of Ordinary Time  (February 9, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column: What’s Going On
Fr George’s homily: Christian saltiness

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (February 2, 2020)
Pastor’s Column:  True North
Fr George’s homily: The Light and the Story

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time  (replaced by Presentation)
Gospel Study:  commentary

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time  (January 26, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column: The spectrum
Fr George’s homily: Timbuktu

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (January 19, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column:  A view from the kitchen window
Fr George’s homily: From silence to the heroic

 

 

Baptism of the Lord  (January 12, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column:  Looking Ahead
Fr George’s homily:  Set as a Covenant

The Epiphany of the Lord  (January 5, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column:  What are you seeking?
Something extra: Who are the Magi?
Fr George’s homily: Assumptions

Holy Family (December 29, 2019)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column:  Resolutions and Habits
Fr George’s homily: A work in progress

Christmas  (December 25, 2019)
Gospel Study:  commentary (Vigil Mass)
Fr George’s homily: The Day After

Fourth Sunday in Advent  (December 22, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Hark the Herald
Fr George’s homily: Complicated and Messy

Third Sunday in Advent  (December 15, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: The Habit of Patience
Fr. George’s homily: Where is the Joy?

Second Sunday in Advent (December 8, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: The Gift of Mercy
Fr George’s homily: Good Advice

First Sunday in Advent (December 1, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: The Gift of Forgiveness
Fr George’s homily: Diocesan Vocation Director preaching at all Masses

Advent: a fun introduction

 

 

Thanksgiving Day (November 28, 2019)
Fr George’s homily: Practicing Gratitude

Thirty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time  (November 24, 2019)
Christ the King Sunday
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Cultivating Gratitude
Fr George’s homily: The King of Hearts

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time  (November 17, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Contagious Gratitude
Fr George’s homily: The Temple Within

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time  (November 10, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Practice, Practice, Practice
Fr George’s homily: Hope, Love and Resurrection

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time  (November 3, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Making Your Plans
Fr George’s homily: Gone Fishing

Thirtieth  Sunday in Ordinary Time  (October 27, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Parish Life – Annual Reporting
Fr George’s homily: A Year From Now

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time  (October 20, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Stewardship and Not Changing a Thing
Fr George’s homily: Prayer and the Long Defeat

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time  (October 13, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: God’s Plan
Fr George’s homily: Being Grateful

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time  (October 6, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Francis of Assisi
Fr George’s homily: Fences and Bridges

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time  (September 29, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column:
Fr George’s homily: First step: Empathy

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time  (September 22, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Everyday Holiness: Being Stewards of Your Own Life
Fr George’s homily: Infinite Mercy

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time  (September 15, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: History and Holiness: Being Stewards of Your Own Life
Fr George’s homily: It’s Complicated

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 8, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Doing What is Ours to Do
Fr. George’s homily: Invited

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time  (September 1, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Thoughts for Labor Day
Fr. George’s homily: Being Humble

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time  (August 25, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Core Values of Stewardship
Fr. George’s homily: Gifted, graced, and get-going

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time  (August 18, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Stewards of our lives
Fr. George’s homily: Temperature, change and grace

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  (August 11, 2019)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column: Stewardship: Talent
Fr. George’s homily: A Good Life

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  (August 4, 2019)
Gospel Study:  commentary 
Pastor’s Column: Stewardship: Time
Fr. George’s homily: When we fall asleep

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  (July 28, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Forgiving: why aren’t I any good at it?
Fr George’s homily: Unlearning and prayer

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  (July 21, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column:  Apollo 11 and Faith
Fr George’s homily: Choosing Well

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  (July 14, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Bourbon and the Spiritual Life
Fr. George’s homily: How do we see them?

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  (July 7, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Remembering Freedom
Fr George’s homily: Crossing Bridges

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  (June 30, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary 
Pastor’s Column: How to read the Bible
Fr George’s homily: Greatness

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (June 23, 2019) – Corpus Christi
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: How Not to Read the Bible
Fr George’s homily: Handing On and Covenant

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity  (June 16, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary 
Pastor’s Column: Knowing Jesus
Fr George’s homily: What’s the Difference?

 

 

Pentecost Sunday  (June 9, 2019)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Fr George’s homily: What does this mean?

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord  (June 2, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Fr George’s homily: Save the Date Sunday

6th Sunday of Easter  (May 26, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Fr George’s homily: Things held dear

5th Sunday of Easter  (May 19, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary 
Fr. George’s homily: Last word, first things

4th Sunday of Easter  (May 12, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Fr George’s homily: A name spoken

3rd Sunday of Easter  (May 5, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Fr George’s homily: Miserando atque Eligendo

2nd Sunday of Easter  (April 28, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Fr George’s homily: Fear, Hope, and Being Sent

Easter Sunday (April 21, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Fr. George’s homily: Why do you believe?

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion (April 14, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary

5th Lent, Year C  (April 7, 2019)
at some Masses you may hear readings from Year A
Gospel Study: commentary
Fr. George’s homily: Conversion in the rearview

4th Lent, Year C  (March 31, 2019)
at some Masses you may hear readings from Year A
Gospel Study: commentary
Fr. George’s homily: Hungers, empathy, and homecoming

3rd Lent, Year C  (March 24, 2019)
at some Masses you may hear readings from Year A
Gospel Study: commentary
Fr. George’s homily: Controlling Chaos
RCIA homily: The well is deep

2nd Lent, Year C  (March 17. 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Fr. George’s homily:  Fuel for courage

1st Lent, Year C  (March 10. 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Fr. George’s homily: Temptation

8th Sunday, Year C  (March 3, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary 
Fr. George’s homily: One’s speech

7th Sunday, Year C (February 24, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Fr. George’s homily: Precious and very great promises

6th Sunday, Year C (February 17, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Fr. George’s homily: Seeing the Kingdom

5th Sunday, Year C (February 10, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Fr. George’s homily: Into the Deep

4th Sunday, Year C (February 3, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary
Fr George’s homily: Wisdom and Love

3rd Sunday, Year C  (January 27, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary 
Fr George’s homily: The Porch Light

2nd Sunday, Year C  (January 20, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary

 

 

Baptism of the Lord  (January 13, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary

Epiphany  (January 6, 2019)
Gospel Study: commentary

Holy Family  (December 30, 2018)
Fr George’s homily: Becoming Holy Families

Christmas (December 24-25, 2018)
Christmas Vigil commentary
Christmas Day commentary

4th Sunday of Advent (December 23, 2018)
Fr George’s homily: A blessing for others

3rd Sunday of Advent (December 16, 2018)
Fr George’s homily: Choosing Joy

2nd Sunday of Advent (December 9, 2018)
Gospel Study: commentary
Fr George’s homily: The way to high places

1st Sunday of Advent (December 2, 2018)
Gospel Study: commentary
Fr George’s homily: A Promise big enough to save

 

 

Readings, commentaries, and homilies from previous years:

Liturgical Year B (2018) Liturgical Year A (2017) Liturgical Year C (2016)