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Fr. Jacinto

Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
January 14, 2018

Christ’s Call – Jan 14 – Homily – Fr Jacinto

  Fr Jacinto gives the homily at Griswold, CT on Jan 14 on how today's Gospel tells us how Christ calls people to himself. Christ ordinarily calls people through other people. Ave Maria!…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
December 31, 2017

Jesus and His Family – Dec 31 – Homily – Fr Jacinto – Griswold, CT

  Fr Jacinto gives the homily at Griswold, CT on Dec 31 on how Christ chose to come into this World by being part of a family. Christ lived for thirty years as…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
December 23, 2017

The Christian Mission – Dec 23 – Homily – Fr Jacinto – Griswold, CT

Fr Jacinto gives the homily at Griswold, CT on Dec 23 on how St John the Baptist's mission was to prepare Israel to embrace the Savior. The Church continues this mission throughout the…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
December 10, 2017

Dec 10 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: The Preaching of St John the Baptist

  St John the Baptist says, "Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand." Our Lord founded the Kingdom of Heaven by founding the Church. Repentance means a change in one's understanding,…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
November 25, 2017

Nov 25 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: The Resurrection of the Body

  Most Jews believed in the Resurrection of the body, but there is no procreation after the Resurrection. Both the soul and the body have dignity. Without the body we are not a…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
November 19, 2017

Nov 19 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: The Last Things

  At the end of the liturgical year we think of the Last Things. We must prepare for both the end of the World and for the moment of death. We must not…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
November 11, 2017

Nov 11 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: Fidelity in Small Matters

  Like Zacchaeus, who having gained dishonest wealth repented and used it honestly, Christians are called to "make friends for yourselves with dishonest wealth." We cannot live double lives, but must Christianize our…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
November 5, 2017

Nov 05 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: Bad Example Among the Clergy

  Jesus preached against the hypocrisy of the Pharisees, but recognized their authority to teach. We must pray for holy priests, bishops and religious and heed their teaching. if a teaching sounds suspicious,…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
October 28, 2017

Oct 28 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: St Simon and St Jude

  St Simon was known for his zeal and St Jude was known as amiable or loving. Little else is known about them but we may be inspired by their self-effacing humility. We…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
October 24, 2017

Oct 24 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: The Need for Vigilance

  Today's Gospel instructs us to be vigilant for the Lord's return. We need to "gird our loins" and keep our "lamps alight", spiritualy speaking. Christ's return in glory could happen at any…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
October 23, 2017

Oct 23 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: True and Everlasting Treasure

  We need to avoid all greed. Be rich in the things of the spirit. Do not see money as the end of life, but only as a means. Holy Communion is our…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
October 22, 2017

Oct 22 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: Christian Citizens

  Citizens are obliged to support the Common Good, including paying taxes. St Paul commands that everyone be subject to the authorities. God made us social beings, we need to live in society.…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
October 14, 2017

Oct 14 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: The Greatest Blessing

  The greatest blessing is to do God's will. We should manifest our faith in our dress, our speach, and our deeds. The supreme witnesses are the martyrs. Ave Maria! Mass: St. Callistus…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
September 30, 2017

Sep 30 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: Knowledge of Scripture

  St. Jerome said, "Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ." As catechists we know Scripture. We get a good dose of Scripture at Mass. We should make Scripture reading a part of…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
September 24, 2017

Sep 24 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: Our Catholic Roots

  The Jews were the first called. We are people of nations called much later. Regardless of how long you are a Christian we are all to receive the same reward: God Himself…
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