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Fr. Alan Wharton

Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
December 11, 2019

Martyrs: Church Triumphant Inspires Church Militant – Dec 11 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for the memorial of St. Damasus I, Pope (Dec 11, 2019, Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent), Fr. Alan reflects on the significance of the Catholic practice of…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
December 18, 2019

Reason to Believe “GOD IS WITH US” – Dec 18 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for Dec 18, 2019 (Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent), Fr. Alan explains the “preamble to the faith”- the metaphysical certainty that there is a God, and that…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 6, 2020

St. André Bessette, Devotee of St. Joseph – Jan 06 – Homily – Fr Alan

  On the Memorial of St. André Bessette (Religious, Jan 06, 2020), Father Alan relates the power of St. André’s devotion to St. Joseph, and how the works he accomplished are a sign…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 13, 2020

21st Century Arians, Repent and Believe! – Jan 13 – Homily – Fr Alan

  On the memorial of St. Hilary (Bishop and Doctor of the Church, Jan 13, 2020), Fr. Alan gives the homily on how the Fourth Century heresy of Arianism, the false doctrine denying…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
January 27, 2020

How Abortion Can Lead to Sins Against the Holy Spirit – Jan 27 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily on Jan 27, 2020 (memorial of St. Angela Merici, Virgin and Foundress, Monday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time) Fr. Alan relates today’s Gospel with Our Lord’s teaching…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
February 10, 2020

Find Permanent Health in the Covenant of Life – Feb 10 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily on Monday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time (Feb 10, 2020 – St. Scholastica, Virgin), Fr. Alan reflects on the readings, comparing the old and the new religion…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
February 17, 2020

Our Lady of Sorrows Motivates Us to Conversion – Feb 17 – Homily – Fr Alan

  On the memorial of the Seven Founders of the Order of Servites, religious, (Feb 17, 2020, Monday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time), Fr. Alan reflects on how devotion to Our…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
February 24, 2020

Coronavirus Crisis Reminds: Be Spiritually Prepared – Feb 24 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for Monday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time (Feb 24, 2020), Fr. Alan notes that prayer should be our primary preparation in anticipation of the possible spread of…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
March 3, 2020

Why Do Penance? – Mar 03 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for Tuesday of the First Week of Lent (Mar 03, 2020), Fr. Alan talks about the sense of penance and the Christian practice of “bodily discipline,” as a means…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
March 9, 2020

Moral Indifference and Mercy Don’t Mix – Mar 09 – Homily – Fr Alan

  Fr. Alan reflects on mercy in the homily for Monday of the Second Week in Lent (Mar 09, 2020). Noting that Our Lord in today’s Gospel calls us to the practice of…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
March 16, 2020

Coronavirus “Lemonade”: Get Some Rest and Pray the Rosary – Mar 16 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the homily for Monday of the Third Week of Lent (Mar 16, 2020), Fr. Alan reflects on the concern of the present moment, and looks for the “silver lining” in the coronavirus…
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Fr. Alan WhartonHomilyNew Bedford, MA
March 23, 2020

Don’t Despair, Believe in Jesus and Stay Oriented to Life – Mar 23 – Homily – Fr Alan

  In the reflection for Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent (Mar 23, 2019), Fr. Alan reminds us to maintain our orientation, even in the midst of crisis, locked on the coordinates…
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