Fr. Kevin

Old Testament Preaching Series

On the weekend of September 29-30, we will begin our preaching series of the Overview of the Old Testament. We will begin…In the Beginning…with Genesis. This guide will help if you would like to read ahead. Also, you are welcome to BYOB (Bring Your Own Bible) to Mass is you’d like!

Overview of OT Preaching Series

First Sunday of Advent: Homily for 12/2/18

Christ the King: Homily for 11/25/18

The Temple: Homily for 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 11/18/18

Judges and Life Apart from God: Homily for 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 11/11/18

Moses and Loving God: Homily for 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time 11/4/18

All Saints Day: Homily for 11/1/18

The Fall: Homily for 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time 10/14/18

Creation Part 2: Homily for 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time 10/7/18

Creation: Homily for 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 9/30/18


Violence in the Old Testament: Homily for 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time 9/16/18

Here are some notes from this homily:

Some Difficult Passages in Old Testament:

  • Joshua 6:20-21: “The Ban”: killing every man, woman, child, and beast
  • 1 Samuel 15:7-11, 32-33: Samuel the prophet killing Agag
  • Psalm 137: 7-9: Dashing babies upon the rocks

New Testament’s Guide for Reading the Old Testament

  • Revelation 5: The Lamb that was slain
  • Galatians 1:13-16:  Christ becomes Paul’s new lens for reading Scripture
  • Galatians 4:22-27: Reading OT as “Allegory”
  • Ephesians 6: Spiritual Battle

Is the Bible True? Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 9/9/18

The Word of God: Homily for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 9/2/18