Homilies

A list of homilies delivered by Bishop Paul Swain.


TV Mass Homily 7/14/2019

If you were driving along one of our beautiful country highways, maneuvering the twist and turns, the rises and the valleys, and you saw a car stopped along the side of the road with its hood up or lights flashing, would you stop? If you saw a man slumped along the side of the road, […]

TV Mass Homily 7/7/2019

Travel light, Jesus instructed his disciples as he sent them out into the world to evangelize, to share the Good News of Jesus as Lord and Savior person to person and thus challenge the prevailing culture. That is the job description for us all as new evangelizers as hard even intimidating as it is. “Carry […]

TV Mass Homily June 30, 2019

St. Paul in the Letter to the Galatians declares “You were made for freedom, brothers and sisters, but do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh but rather serve one another through love.” That is an important reminder as we Catholics in the United States raise up the issue of preserving religious […]

TV Mass Homily – June 23, 2019

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi. While we in our country seem to minimize this feast, but in many countries it is a day of festival and true celebration for the Lord is with us. The Eucharist, as the Catechism of the Catholic Church describes, “is the […]

TV Mass Homily 06/09/2019

Permit me to begin by thanking so many for their prayers for me these last weeks since my mini-stroke. I am truly appreciative and now from experience encourage that when the signs of stroke are present seek out medical attention. It saves lives. I also ask for your prayers as the bishops of the United […]

TV Mass Homily 05/26/2019

Allow me the privilege to first note that on Monday, Memorial Day, we will prayerfully acknowledge those who over the years have given their lives in defense of freedom here and around the world and pray for those who mourn them. Last November the end of World War I was raised up and next week […]

TV Mass Homily 05/12/2019

This is Good Shepherd Sunday. What image comes to mind when you think of a shepherd; probably a pleasant one. Green pastures, gentle breezes, sheep grazing peacefully on the hillside; or shepherds kneeling at the manger before the baby Jesus. The fact is that the life of a shepherd was hardly comfortable or easy, and […]

TV Mass Homily 04/28/2019

Happy Easter. He is risen! Saint John Paul II declared the 2nd Sunday of Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday. This weekend the Church encourages us to trust in the love and mercy of Jesus. Trust in God is the antidote to fear, to doubt, to worry and to loneliness because God’s mercy is unlimited. In […]

TV Mass Homily 04/14/2019

Thank you for praying with us this Psalm and Passion Sunday. It begins with a joyful procession welcoming our Lord and ends with the closed tomb. Next Sunday when we celebrate Easter that joy will return multiplied. The Passion of our Lord just proclaimed which is from the Gospel of Luke this year should be […]