Recorded Homilies at St. Dominic’s

 

October 2018

October 28, 2018, the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Brad Elliot, O.P. preaches at St. Dominic’s, Benicia on the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  Sacred Scripture often presents physical blindness as a metaphor for spiritual blindness. Due to the reality of sin, we are so often spiritual blind to our own failings. Fr. Brad Elliott explains how the healing of the blind man, Bartimaeus, reveals how Jesus heals the effects of our sin.



October 21, 2018 the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Jerome Cudden, O.P. preaches at St. Dominic’s in Benicia on the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  This Homily is in reference to the Letter to the Hebrews, from the second reading.  Remember what God has done for us.  Rejuvenate your own faith, listen to the homily and read the letter for yourself.  



October 14, 2018 the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P. preaches at St. Dominic’s, in Benicia on the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  Who we are is far more important than what we may or may not have.  Nothing matters more than loving the people we have in our lives.  Be generous with our lives and towards others. 



October 14, 2018 the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. David Farrugia, O.P. preaches at St. Dominic’s, in Benicia on the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  Wisdom is a gift, knowledge comes from books.  Give me the wisdom and understanding to do what is right and just.  Lord give me the serenity to except the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.  



October 7, 2018 Rosary Sunday

Fr. Brad Elliott, OP preaches at St. Dominic’s, Benicia on Rosary Sunday. The story of the finding of our Lord in the temple causes many to question, ‘what is its meaning?’ ‘Why did St. Luke even add this story his gospel?’ He explains how the story focuses our minds on Jesus’ true identity as both fully God and fully man.   
Br. Patrick Rooney, OP also shares his vocation story as a representative of the Dominican brothers for the student appeal.  


September 2018

September 30, 2018 the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Jerome Cudden, O.P. preaches at St. Dominic’s, Benicia on the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Referring to the Letter of Saint James.  Wisdom Literature; how through the eyes of Faith we build wisdom, resist evil, strive for good, and separate us from becoming too worldly.  The good of this world is not our final good, or ultimate good but something that helps us to get there.  A greater good awaits us!



September 23, 2018 the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. David Farrugia, O.P. preaches at St. Dominic’s Benicia September 23, 2018 the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  Jesus asks us to be humble and trust in him.  Thomas Aquinas says “Humility is built on truth and justice.” All that we have and all that we are comes form God.



September 23, 2018 the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P. preaches at St. Dominic’s Benicia the September 23, 2018 the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  Jesus doesn’t just say he loves us he shows us his love.  Society chooses denial over and over rather than focus on God’s love and God’s law.



September 16, 2018 the 24th Sunday in Ordianry Time and Catechetical Sunday

Fr. Brad Elliott, O.P preaches at St. Dominic, Benicia September 16, 2018 the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time and Catechetical Sunday.  The Incarnate God, our Lord Jesus Christ, is at the center of our Catholic Faith. True Catholic faith hinges upon, not only what Jesus said, did, or taught, but even more on who Jesus is; that is, His true identity as the Son of God. In this weeks Gospel reading from St. Mark, Jesus asks His disciples, ‘Who do you say that I am?’ Hear Fr. Brad Elliott’s homily explaining why the question of Jesus’ identity is the most important question for every soul.



September 9, 2018 the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. Jerome Cudden, O.P. preaches at St. Dominic’s, Benicia September 9, 2018 the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time.  Jesus shows himself to the people through his miracles.  Be open to the miracles of Jesus and his teachings for all the people.





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