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.

Special Note: September 20th is the final Sunday before Fr. George leaves for his new assignment in Virginia. Updates will be on hiatus while the new fraternity of friars decide how they would like to present this page. In the meantime, readings can be found here and Gospel commentaries here.

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A  (September 20, 2020)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: The Sure Foundation
Fr George’s homily: What’s fair?

24th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A  (September 13, 2020)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Looking back
Fr George’s homily: Forgiveness, gardens, and hard work

23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A  (September 6, 2020)
Gospel Study: commentary
Pastor’s Column: Sins against
Fr George’s homily: We have to talk

22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A  (August 30, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column: Leadership
Fr George’s homily: Remembering the fire

21st Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A  (August 23, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column: Bourbon and the Spiritual Life
Fr George’s homily: A question for a lifetime

20th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A  (August 16, 2020)
Gospel Study:  commentary
Pastor’s Column: The Wolf of Gubbio
Fr George’s homily: Leaning

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

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)