Lent 2017

LENTEN RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE RELIGIOUS OF THE DIOCESE

Homily for the First Sunday of Lent

Very Rev. J. Gerard Schreck, JCD | Rector, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
A man began his Lent by declaring to all in his office that he was going to lose weight. And he was really serious this time. His coworkers didn’t believe him, but he was determined. He planned his strategy. He even decided that he would change his route to work each day so that he would not pass by Dunkin Donuts. They were his weakness…

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Homily for the Second Sunday of Lent

Fr. Gonzalo Meza | Parochial Vicar, St. Mary on the Hill
In this second Sunday of Lent, we read the passage of the transfiguration of Jesus. The Church presents this reading to prepare us for the Passion of Our Lord, to be ready to face “the scandal of the cross.” To undergo through the cross we need to know its goal and final destiny, the Glory of God…

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Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

Very Reverend Douglas Clark, STL, VF | Pastor, St. Matthew's Catholic Church
The raising of Lazarus from the dead is the sixth, last, and most direct sign performed by Jesus and recounted by Saint John in the first half of the Gospel. The six signs from the wedding feast at Cana to the raising of Lazarus all point to a seventh – the sign and reality of Christ’s glorious resurrection from the dead…

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Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

Fr. Gonzalo Meza | Parochial Vicar, St. Mary on the Hill
John chapter 11 presents the raising of Lazarus. The theme which predominates in the narration is physical life versus spiritual and eternal life, a life in communion with God…

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Homily for the 2017 Chrism Mass

The Most Reverend Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. | Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah
I am inspired to see so many of the faithful present here tonight. It says something about your faith. It is a sign that you see yourselves as an important member of the priesthood of Jesus and the Body of Christ. You have been anointed and called. You are among the elect. At your baptism, the priest or deacon anointed your head with Chrism Oil and said…

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