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The baptism of healing and protection

Third Sunday of Easter Fr. Anthony Brankin


I always wondered why we have Baptisms on Holy Saturday night. This year we had four, other years we have had up to fifteen and maybe thirty Confirmations and First Communions. But what is the connection between the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday and the Sacrament of Baptism? It […]

The Church needs no government permission to carry on its mission

Second Sunday of Easter, Apr. 15, 2012 Fr. Anthony Brankin

(Full text of sermon) What an unspeakably beautiful gospel. How often I have pictured that scene—how often artists have painted it—where the once-dead Jesus—appears to doubting Thomas and asks Thomas to inspect the wounds in Jesus’ hands and in His side—to see if it is […]

Jesus has become the cornerstone of salvation

Third Sunday of Easter, Apr. 29, 2012 Fr. Joseph Eddy, M. Gospel: John 10:11-19 “There shall be one flock, one shepherd”

(Full text of sermon) As a child, one of my favorite things to do was to build towers. Give me a few blocks and I would immediately start on the Empire State Building. […]