3rd Sunday of Lent 2013

March 3, 2013 Homily by Fr. John De Celles St. Raymond of Peñafort Catholic Church, Springfield, Va. The saying goes: “All roads lead to Rome.” It’s been interesting to see this come to life in the last few weeks, as the whole world seems to have been drawn to the events transpiring in Rome, as Pope Benedict retired and Church began its preparations to elect the new pope. It reminds me of today’s first reading, as Moses sees the burning bush and says: “I must go over to look at this remarkable sight, and see why the bush is not … Continue reading

2nd Sunday of Lent 2013

February 24, 2013 Homily by Fr. John De Celles St. Raymond of Peñafort Catholic Church, Springfield, Va. In today’s Gospel, as Jesus is Transfigured before Peter James and John, and stands in the middle of Moses and Elijah, Peter says something that is at once out of place, and at the same time very profound. Overwhelmed by the knowledge that he in the presence of the Christ, revealed in his heavenly glory, Peter wants to set up tents so they can stay there —he never wants to leave. And in awe he says: ““Master, it is good that we are … Continue reading