Fr. John Weckend's homilies for St. Cecilia parish.
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Nov. 1, 2009. Year B in readings cycle 2011-12.


Sunday, Dec. 25 - The Nativity of the Lord
Listen - Gospel John 1: 1-18 (3.8 MB;

Saturday, Dec. 24 - The Nativity of the Lord
Listen - Gospel Luke 2: 1-16 (4.2 MB; 2 min, 57 sec)
Listen - Homily (16.2 MB; 11 min, 32 sec) "The story of the Nativity is classically told by St. Luke, which we have just heard. Tonight with the help of my technical crew..."
YouTube Christmas Story (3 min, 53 sec)

Sunday, December 18 - 4th Sunday of Advent
Listen - Gospel John 1: 6-8, 19-28 (3.2 MB; 2 min, 19 sec)
Listen - Homily (10.4 MB; 7 min, 26 sec) "For some time now, we have been hearing a lot on the news lately about the severe shortage of housing in the city of Regina..."

Sunday, December 11 - 3rd Sunday of Advent
Listen - Gospel John 1: 6-8, 19-28 (2.9 MB; 2 min, 2 sec)
Listen - Homily (13.0 MB; 9 min, 13 sec) "Oftentimes I'm asked by people 'What's with the pink candle?' ..."

Sunday, December 4 - 2nd Sunday of Advent
Listen - Gospel Mark 1: 1-8 (2.2 MB; 1 min, 34 sec)
Listen - Homily (12.4 MB; 8 min, 49 sec) "Prepare the way of the Lord and make his paths straight. In Saskatchewan, as in many parts of Canada, when winter arrives on the scene, we witness something that must puzzle people who maybe have..."

Sunday, November 27 - 1st Sunday of Advent
Audio not available

Sunday, November 20 - Christ the King Sunday
Listen - Gospel Matthew 25: 31-46 (3.9 MB; 2 min, 48 sec)
Listen - Homily (27.4 MB; 19 min, 33 sec) "Today's readings and the liturgy presented a bit of a challenge for me today..." (explanation of changes to Roman Missal)

Sunday, November 13 - 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Listen - Gospel Matthew 25: 14-30 (4.6 MB; 3 min, 17 sec)
Listen - Homily (12.1 MB; 8 min, 38 sec) "I shared a story last night with the people at 7 o'clock Mass, about the fact that sometimes these parables that we hear so often don't really register with us because familiarity kind of blinds or deafens us..."

Sunday, November 6 - 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Gospel Matthew 25: 1-13 - Audio not available


Fr. Weckend Homily Archives
Sept -- October 2011
July -- August 2011
May -- June 2011
March -- April 2011
Jan -- February 2011
Nov -- December 2010
Sept -- October 2010
July -- August 2010
May -- June 2010
March -- April 2010
January -- February 2010
December 2009
October -- November 2009
August -- September 2009
June -- July 2009
April -- May 2009
February -- March 2009
December 2008 -- January 2009
October -- November 2008
August -- September 2008