Father’s Homilies

  • Homily for the Fourteenth Sunday OT

    When I was a newly ordained priest, I was assigned at St. Mark’s church in Boise. It was a fairly small parish at that time. For those of you who […]

  • Homily for the Thirteenth Sunday OT

    As we slowly ease into Summer and into the part of our Church Year known as Ordinary Time, our thoughts are not far from the great feasts we have celebrated […]

  • The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity 2022

    Each of the banners behind me show a symbol of how much our lives have changed over the last several months, from Lent, through Easter and today as we celebrate […]

  • Homily for Pentecost 2022

    God is smiling down upon us today as we celebrate this great feast of the Pentecost. Perhaps God is saying “Finally, things have worked themselves out… perhaps it is today […]

  • Homily for the Ascension of Christ

    “In the first book, Theophilus, I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught until the day he was taken up,…” This is the author of the Acts of the […]

  • Fifth Sunday of Easter 2022

    A Seat at the Table Since Easter Sunday we have heard about the fantastic efforts made by people to follow Jesus’ commandment to “Go Forth and Baptize.” And not just […]

  • Homily for Holy Thursday, St. Mary’s

    I’m almost sure there has been a time in each of our lives that a friend has invited us somewhere for some celebration or another. A couple of times I […]

  • Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion 2022

    Every time I hear the Passion read as one complete reading, I get thechills. It reminds me of when I met him for the first time:Holding my grandfather’s hand at […]

  • Fifth Sunday of Lent Year C

    For those of us who have been trying to find our way during this Lenten season, looking for the right path to follow, we are in luck this weekend, because […]

  • Homily for the Baptism of the Lord

    January 10, 2021Fr. Joseph McDonaldSt. Mary’s Parish, Moscow, Idaho I wanted to talk about dreams today—dreams that parents have when they bring their children for baptism; dreams that new people […]