Msgr. Joseph Pellegrino

Index to
Msgr. Joe's Homilies  


These homilies are my gifts to you. Perhaps you might find them helpful in your ministry or in your own private reflections. 

Thank you, Msgr. Joseph Pellegrino       


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      April 28, 2024    The Fifth Sunday of Easster: The Vine and the Branches


      April 21, 2024    The Fourth Sunday of Easster: The Voice of the Caring Shepherd


      April 14, 2024    The Third Sunday of Easter: Witnesses of the Resurrection


      April 7, 2024    The Second Sunday of Easter: Our Doubts and His Mercy      


      March 31, 2024    The Solemnity of the Resurrection 

of the Lord--Easter: Killed So We Can Live        


      March 28, 2024    Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper        


      March 24, 2024    Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion: We Stand Beneath the Cross        


      March 17, 2024    The Fifth Sunday of Lent: Our Hour        


      March 10, 2024    The Fourth Sunday of Lent: Goodbye Fear, Hello Joy        


      March 3, 2024    The Third Sunday of Lent: He Understood Them Well        


      February 25, 2024    The Second Sunday of Lent: Faith        


      February 18, 2024    The First Sunday of Lent: Temptation        

      February 11, 2024    The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Hearts Enlarged by Christ        


      February 4, 2024    The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Pray for Healing        


      January 28, 2024    The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Teaching With Authority        


      January 21, 2024    The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: The Wonder of God's Mercy        


      January 14, 2024    The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: The Call To Be Church        


      January 7, 2024    The Solemnitiy of the Epiphany of the Lord: The Journey        


      December 31, 2023    The Feast of the Holy Family: Being a Holy Family        


      December 25, 2023    The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord--Christmas: Come to Jesus        


      December 24, 2023    Fourth Sunday of Advent: The Word in Mary's Ear and in Ours        


      December 17, 2023    Third Sunday of Advent: Herald        


      December 10, 2023    Second Sunday of Advent: Comfort        


      December 8, 2023    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 

Mary, the Best of Us        


      December 3, 2023    First Sunday of Advent: Hope        


      November 26, 2023    The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe:        


      November 19, 2023    Thirty-third Sunday: Developing His Talents        


      November 12, 2023    Thirty-second Sunday: Using Time Wisely        


      November 5, 2023    Thirty-first Sunday: The Courage to be Catholic        


      October 29,2023    Thirtieth Sunday: What Must We Do?        


      October 22,2023    Twenty-ninth Sunday: Render to Caesar what is Caesar's 

and to God what is God's        


      October 15,2023    Twenty-eighth Sunday: I Can Do All Things in Him who Strengthens Me        


      October 8,2023    Twenty-seventh Sunday: Caring for the Vineyard        


      October 1,2023    Twenty-sixth Sunday: The Name Above All Names        


      September 24,2023    Twenty-fifth Sunday: Amazing Grace        


      September 17,2023    Twenty-fourth Sunday: God's Overwhelming Mercy        


      September 10,2023    Twenty-third Sunday: The Church, Vehicle of Mercy        


      September 3,2023    Twenty-second Sunday: Do Not Conform, Be Transformed!        


      August 27,2023    Twenty-first Sunday: The One Who Holds the Keys        


      August 20,2023    Twentieth Sunday: Faith Leads to Faith        


      August 13,2023    Nineteenth Sunday: The Tiny Whispering Sound        


      August 6,2023    The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord: Our Part in the Plan        


      July 30,2023    Seventeenth Sunday: Wisdom, Predesitination and the Christian        


      July 23,2023    Sixteenth Sunday: Weeds among the Wheat        


      July 16,2023    Fifteenth Sunday: So, What Are You Going to Do about It?        


      July 9,2023    Fourteenth Sunday: On Being a Joyful Christian        


      July 2,2023    Thirteenth Sunday: Are You Not Aware?        


      June 25,2023    Twelfth Sunday: The Fear of the Lord        


      June 18,2023    Eleventh Sunday: Some Fathers' Day Thoughts        


      June 11,2023    The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of the Lord, Corpus Christi: 

Reverence for the Eucharist        


      June 4,2023    The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: 

A Mystery of Power and Love        


      May 28,2023    The Solemnity of the Pentecost: The Power to Continue the Work        


      May 21,2023    The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord: 

Tell the World that Jesus Lives        


      May 14,2023    Sixth Sunday of Easter: As Good as the Christian Samarians        


      May 7,2023    Fifth Sunday of Easter: Living Stones        


      April 30,2023    Fourth Sunday of Easter: The Voice of the Shepherd        


      April 23,2023    Third Sunday of Easter: Confused Sunday       


      April 16,2023    Second Sunday of Easter: Leaping into the Arms of Divine Mercy        


      April 9,2023    Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord, Easter: Happiness in Hope        


      April 7,2023    Good Friday of the Lord's Passion: The Sign        


      April 6,2023    Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper: Love and Do As You Will        


      April 2,2023    Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion: The Sign of Contradiction        


      March 26,2023    The Fifth Sunday of Lent: Called Out of the Tomb        


      March 19,2023    The Fourth Sunday of Lent: Light in Darkness         


      March 12,2023    The Third Sunday of Lent: Thirsting for the Lord         


      March 5,2023    The Second Sunday of Lent: On Being Transfigured          


      February 26,2023    The First Sunday of Lent: Temptation         


      February 19,2023    The Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time: "And Jesus Said, Love Thy Enemies"       


      February 12,2023    The Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Surpasssing the Scribes and the Pharisees       


      February 5,2023    The Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Light of the World, Salt of the Earth       


      January 29,2023    The Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Humility       


      January 22,2023    The Third Sunday of Ordinary Time: St. Agnes and the Victory of Christ       


      January 15,2023    The Second Sunday of Ordianry Time: He Alone Takes Away the Sins ofthe World       


      January 8,2023    The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord: Celebrating the One Body of Christ       


      January 1,2023    The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God: Devotion to Mary    


      December 25,2022    The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, Christmas: Bring Joy to the World! 


      December 18,2022    The Fourth Sunday of Advent: Don't Just Look; Don't Just See; But Behold! 


      December 11,2022    The Third Sunday of Advent: The Search for Truth      


      December 4,2022    The Second Sunday of Advent: 

Handel and the Admonition to Prepare, not Presume      


      November 27,2022    The First Sunday of Advent: Be Ready 


      November 20,2022    The Solemnity of Jesus Christ, Our King: Heaven 


      November 13,2022    The Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time: Patient Endurance         


      November 6,2022    The Thirty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time: Heaven        


      October 30,2022    The Thirty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time: Lost in a Crowd 


      October 23,2022    The Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time: To See and Be Seen  


      October 16,2022    The Twenty-ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Remember Amalek!      


      October 9,2022    The Twenty-eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Gratitude     


      October 2,2022    The Twenty-seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time: People of Integrity      


      September 25,2022    The Twenty-sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time: The Church's Mission to the Poor   


      September 18,2022    The Twenty-fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Using Our Ingenuity for the Lord  


      September 11,2022    The Twenty-fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time: The God of Beginnings      


      September 4,2022    The Twenty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time: Unless You Hate....      


      August 28,2022    The Twenty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time: Banquet Etiquette at the Table of the Lord      


      August 21,2022    The Twenty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time: The Narrow Gate      


      August 14,2022    The Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Fire on Earth: St. Gianna Berretta Mola      


      August 7,2022    The Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Don't Just Look Busy. Be Busy!


      July 31,2022    The Eigtheenth Sunday of Ordinary Time: He Who Has the Most.....Loses      


      July 24,2022    The Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time: The Lord's Prayer in Luke      


      July 17,2022    The Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Marthacized Marys      


      July 10,2022    The Fiftenth Sunday of Ordinary Time: The Radical Demand of the Lord      


      July 3,2022    The Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time: We Are the Seventy-two   


June 26,2022    The Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Putting on Our Game Face   


      June 19,2022    The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of the Lord: 

Reverance for the Eucharist      


      June 12,2022    The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity:

 The Way We Begin and End Our Prayers      


      June 5,2022    The Solemnity of Pentecost: Invoking the Spirit      


      May 29,2022    The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord: Witness to Dignity      


      May 22,2022    Sixth Sunday of Easter: indwelling      


      May 15,2022    Fifth Sunday of Easter: I Have Made All Things New      


      May 8,2022    Fourth Sunday of Easter: Alone in a Crowd, Alone for Others      


      May 1,2022    Third Sunday of Easter: Peter and John, Realism and Idealism      


      April 24.2022    Second Sunday of Easter: Doubts and Faith      


      April 17.2022    The Solemnity of the Resurrection of the Lord, Easter: On Being Catholic      


     Apri1 15.2022    Good Friday--The Veneration of the Cross: The Power of the Cross      


      Apri1 14.2022    The Solemn Celebration of the Lord's Supper--Holy Thursday: 

When We Receive Communion...      


   Apri1 10.2022    Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion: Blood and Mercy      


      April 3.2022    The Fifth Sunday of Lent: A Drama of Compassion      


      March 27. 2022    The Fourth Sunday of Lent: Stories of Mercy and Compassion      


March 20. 2022    The Third Sunday of Lent: The Best Use of Our Time               


March 13. 2022    The Second Sunday of Lent: On Being Transfigured


March 3. 2022    The First Sunday of Lent: Integrity       


February 27. 2022    The Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Some Aphorisms of the Lord        


February 20. 2022    The Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time: Children of the New Adam        


February 13. 2022    The Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Making Room for God        


February 6. 2022    The Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Alone I cannot do this, but I am not alone.       


January 30. 2022    The Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time: True Love        


January 23. 2022    The Third Sunday of Ordinary Time: So, What Do You Have To Offer?        


January 16. 2022    The Second Sunday of Ordinary Time: Celebrating Cana        


January 9. 2022    The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord: Continuing the Mission        


January 2. 2022    The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord: The Wise Still Seek Him        


January 1. 2022    The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God: The Baker Woman      


December 26, 2021    The Feast of the Holy Family: Jesus, the Center of the Catholic Family       


December 25, 2021    The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, Christmas: Pax Christi!        


December 19, 2021    Fourth Sunday of Advent: Two Women of Courage        


December 12, 2021    Third Sunday of Advent: What Should We Do?        


December 5, 2021    Second Sunday of Advent: The Gift that Matters        


November 28, 2021    First Sunday of Advent: Preparing for the Lord      

Archives: Previously Posted Homilies 

( dating back to Nov 27, 2005)