These are homilies I have prepared. Some of these may represent drafts rather than the final document. If you want to comment on these homilies, please send me an email. My address is rjjizba@gmail.com.

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  • Homily, 25 November 2018: Christ the King 

    Jizba, Richard (2018)
    The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe|Daniel 7:13-14; Psalms 93:1,1-2,5; Revelation 1:5-8; John 18:33b-37|* * * *|Your decrees are worthy of trust indeed; holiness befits your house, O Lord, for ...
  • Homily, 28 October 2018 

    Jizba, Richard (2018)
    Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalms 126:1-2,2-3,4-5,6; Hebrews 5:1-6; Mark 10:46-52||When I begin to prepare a homily, I try to read the scriptures about two weeks in advance, so that I can mull them over a while. My habit is to begin ...
  • Homily, 30 September 2018 

    Jizba, Richard (2018)
    Numbers 11:25-29; Psalms 19:8,10,12-13,14; James 5:1-6; Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48|* * * *|Come now, you rich, weep and wail over your impending miseries. ... You have lived on earth in luxury and pleasure ... You have stored ...
  • Homily, 27 January 2019 

    Jizba, Richard (2019)
    Nehemiah 8:2-4a,5-6,8-10; Psalm 19:8,9,10,15; 1 Corinthians 12:12-30; Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21|* * * *|If a foot should say, "Because I am not a hand I do not belong to the body," it does not for this reason belong any less to ...
  • Homily, 29 July 2018 

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  • Homily 27 May 2018 

    Jizba, Richard (2018)
  • Homily, 26 August 2018 

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  • Homily, 28 April 2019 

    Jizba, Richard (2019)
    Divine Mercy Sunday|Acts 5:12-16; Psalms 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; Revelation 1:9-11a,12-13,17-19; John 20:19-31|* * * *|Today we celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter and also Divine Mercy Sunday. It was given that designation ...
  • Homily, 24 February 2019 

    Jizba, Richard (2019)
    1 Samuel 26:2,7-9,12-13,22-23; Psalms 103:1-2,3-4,8,10,12-13; 1 Corinthians 15:45-49; Luke 6:27-28|* * * *|"Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you"|* ...
  • Homily, 31 March 2019 

    Jizba, Richard (2019)
    Joshua 5:9a, 10-12; Psalms 34:2-3,4-5,6-7; 2 Corinthains 5:17-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32|* * * *|But the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying, “This man |welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So to them Jesus ...
  • Homily, 29 April 2018, Fifth Sunday of Easter 

    Jizba, Richard (2018)
    Acts 9:26-31; Psalms 22:26-27,28,30,31-32; 1 John 3:18-24; John 15:1-8| After the Resurrection, Jesus appeared many times to his disciples. On several of these occasions we are told, to use the words from Luke, that ...
  • Homily, 25 February 2018 - Second Sunday of Lent 

    Jizba, Richard (2018)
    Genesis 22:1-2,9a,10-13,15-18; Psalms 116:10,15,16-17,18-19; Romans 8:31b-34; Mark 9:2-10| * * * * * * * * * *|If God is for us, who can be against us?| * * * * * * * * * *|In the first reading, God spoke to Abraham about ...
  • Homily, 25 March 2018 - Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion 

    Jizba, Richard (2018)
    (Lectionary Cycle B)|At the Procession with Palms: Mark 11:1-10|At the Mass: Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalms 22:8-9,17-18,19-20,23-24; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 14:1-15:47| * * * * * * * * * |AT THE PROCESSION|As we prepare to hear ...
  • Homily, 28 January 2018 

    Jizba, Richard (2018)
    Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time|Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalms 95:1-2,6-7,7-9; 1 Corinthians 7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28| * * * * * *|He taught them as one having authority|If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts|* ...
  • Homily, 31 December 2017 (Holy Family) 

    Jizba, Richard (2017)
    The family is the original cell of social life. [CCC]| - - - - - - - - - -|I’ve been thinking a lot about families lately, I suppose it’s because I find myself partially immersed in the milieu I’d experienced 30 or 35 ...
  • Homily, 26 November 2017 

    Jizba, Richard (2017)
    The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe|Readings: Ezekiel 34:11-12,15-17; Psalms 23:1-2,2-3,5-6; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26,28; Matthew 25:31-46|* * *|In his book, The Holy Longing, Fr. Ronald Rolheiser ...
  • Homily, 22 October 2017 

    Jizba, Richard (2017)
    Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time|Readings: Isaiah 45:1,4-6; Psalms 96:1,3,4-5,7-8,9-10; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b; Matthew 22:15-21|***|"Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God."|***|In ...
  • Homily, 24 September 2017: Parish Celebration of St. Vincent De Paul 

    Jizba, Richard (2017)
    Parish Celebration of the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul|Readings for the day: Isaiah 58:6-7; Philippians 2:1-11; Matthew 25:31-40|“Hey dad!” said Tim as he walked into the kitchen. “I had to take a friend to the airport ...
  • Homily, 28 May 2017: Seventh Sunday of Easter 

    Jizba, Richard (2017)
    Homily, 28 May 2017: Seventh Sunday of Easter|Acts 1:12-14; Psalms 27:1,4,7-8; 1 Peter 4:13-16; John 17:1-11a|—————|Rejoice to the extent that you share in the sufferings of Christ, … But let no one among you be made ...
  • Homily, 30 April 2017: Third Sunday of Easter 

    Jizba, Richard (2017)
    Acts 2:14,22-33; Psalm 16:1-2,57-8,9-10,11; 1 Peter 1:17-21; Luke 24:13-35|—————| “Were not our hearts burning within us?” said the two disciples who met Jesus on the road to Emmaus.|It’s not hard to imagine why those two ...

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