Fifteenth Sunday: Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens

This was the alternate homily that I gave at 10:45 Mass, during which we accepted a young man into the Order of Catechumens.   In the ancient Church, there were several so-called orders within the assembly.  The main group or order was, of course, the believers.  These had been baptized and had come to accept… Continue reading Fifteenth Sunday: Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens

Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today's readings [display_podcast] This isn’t a rural, agricultural area – although of course, it once was.  And your preacher today is a city and suburb boy, so some of the rural and agricultural themes of today’s Scripture readings threaten to pass us by.  And that would be too bad, because these themes are at the… Continue reading Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time