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Fr. Alan Wharton

Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 5, 2018

Be Christ’s Light in Darkness, Mother Teresa’s Example – Sep 05 – Homily – Fr Alan

  On the anniversary of the dies natalis of St. “Mother” Teresa of Calcutta (Virgin, Foundress of the Missionaries of Charity (MC), Sept. 5), Fr. Alan comments in the homily on her call…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 17, 2018

Francis’ Stigmata, “Love Crucified” – Sep 17 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for the Feast of the Stigmatization of St. Francis of Assisi (Sep 17), Fr. Alan explains the stigmata of St. Francis as “love crucified” (O’Brien), given as a sign…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
September 25, 2018

Novena of St. Francis, Time for Conversion – Sep 25 – Homily – Fr Alan

  At the beginning of the Novena of St. Francis (Sep 25), Fr. Alan encourages using this time of preparation for renewing our commitment to conversion. Ave Maria! Mass: Tuesday in the 25th…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
October 1, 2018

Doctor Therese’s Rx: Little Way of Big Love – Oct 01 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for thee Memorial of St. Therese of Lisieux (Oct 1), Fr. Alan's explains the basics of the “Little Way” of St. Therese, her spiritual doctrine of spiritual childhood, trust and…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
October 8, 2018

Mercy Means Fidelity to the Gospel – Oct 08 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for Monday in the 27th Week in Ordinary Time (Oct 08), Fr. Alan explains today's Scriptures: Jesus teaches we must treat others with mercy to attain eternal life, while St.…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
October 16, 2018

SHJ Desires What Every Heart Desires: To Be Loved – Oct 16 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for the memorial of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin (Oct 16), Fr. Alan talks about the Sacred Heart of Jesus (SHJ), and the key message from the revelations to…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
October 23, 2018

Holy Priests for Today’s Spiritual War – Oct 23 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for the memorial of St. John of Capistrano (Franciscan priest, Oct 23), Fr. Alan draws the analogy between the saint's role in the Battle of Belgrade to the spiritual…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
October 30, 2018

Radical Feminism vs. Christian Marriage – Oct 30 – Homily – Fr Alan

  Fr Alan gives the homily on Oct 30 (Tuesday in the 30th Week in Ordinary Time), expounding on St. Paul's teaching regarding Christian sacramental marriage (Eph 5:21-33), pointing out that the widespread…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 6, 2018

Vote the Faith, an Offer You Can (but Shouldn’t) Refuse – Nov 06 – Homily – Fr Alan

In the homily for Election Day (Nov 06, Tuesday in the 31st Week in Ordinary Time), Fr. Alan reminds us that we have a responsibility to vote faithfully, in the light of Catholic principles. This…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 13, 2018

“I Can Do All Things, in Him”: St. Frances Xavier Cabrini – Nov 13 – Homily – Fr Alan

  On the memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (Virgin, Religious Foundress, Nov 13), Fr. Alan gives the homily at New Bedford on Mother Cabrini's great faith and cooperation with God's grace, according…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 20, 2018

Pray and Discern God’s Will, Avoid Spiritual Ills – Nov 20 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for Tuesday of the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time (Nov 20), Fr. Alan explains how the readings point to the need to pray and discern God's will in order…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
November 27, 2018

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal – Nov 27 – Homily – Fr Alan

  On the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Nov 27), Fr. Alan explains in the homily the value and meaning of the "Miraculous Medal," worn by every Friar, Sister, and…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
December 4, 2018

Eyes of Faith See Through Iconoclasm – Dec 04 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for the memorial of St. John Damascene (Priest and Doctor of the Church, Dec 04), Fr Alan relates Damascene's refutation of the heresy of the iconoclasts, and points out…
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Fr. Alan WhartonGriswold, CTHomily
December 13, 2018

Eyes of Faith Foresee Judgment – Dec 13 – Homily – Fr Alan

  Fr Alan gives the homily at Griswold, CT on Dec 13 on how Advent is a good time to behold the Lamb who was born for sacrifice, and who "will come again…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
December 25, 2018

Christmas Manger, Mystery of Faith – Dec 25 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for Christmas Day (Dec 25) Fr. Alan talks about the relationship between the signs  of Our Savior’s birth and His work of Redemption that continues in the Holy Mass. That…
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