What is a Homily?
Homily means a commentary, without formal introduction, division, or conclusion, on some part of Sacred Scripture, the aim being to explain the literal, and evolve the spiritual, meaning of the Sacred Text.
In the "First Apology" of Justin Martyr (c. lxvii) we read: "On the day called Sunday, all assembled in the same place, where the memorials [apomnemoneumata] of the Apostles and Prophets were read . . . and when the reader has finished, the bishop delivers a sermon", etc.
Each week we are blessed with some outstanding homilies by Father Jerry, Father Raja, Deacon Eric, and visiting priests. Sometimes we are out of town or ill and not able to make it to Mass at St. Andrew. In those instances, it is nice to be able to listen to our Sunday homily so we can stay connected to our community and our family.
If you have difficulty listening to the homilies, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 18, 2017 Father Gallagher
March 12, 2017 Father David Jaspers
March 5, 2017 Father Raja