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Fr. Matt Siegman
Recordings of Fr. Matt's homilies, mostly from Sundays
Feb 16, 2021
Our Secret Lenten Campaign
In Lent we pray, fast, and give alms so that we can destroy our self-centeredness and become worthy to join our Heavenly Father at the Wedding Feast of the Lamb. Homily for Ash Wednesday, 2021.
Jan 16, 2021
Conversation with God
Prayer is communication with God, and it is essential for Heaven. Homily on the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, January 17, 2021.
Jan 9, 2021
The Baptism of the Spirit
The Baptism of John is different than Christian baptism, but there are similarities. Homily for the Baptism of the Lord, January 10, 2021.
Jan 6, 2021
We Have Work to Do
The actions in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021 were disgraceful. We all have a part to play in healing this country. Homily on January 7, 2021.
Jan 1, 2021
God Reveals Himself to All
God invites all of us to come to him. Homily for Epiphany, 2021
Dec 31, 2020
We participate in the Incarnation by bearing God in our hearts. Homily for Mary, Mother of God, 2021.
Dec 25, 2020
Families Save the World
God saves the world through the family. If you don’t believe me, read through salvation history. Everything starts with a family. Homily for Feast of the Holy Family, 2020.
Dec 24, 2020
Encounter Christ at Christmas
The Divine Word became flesh to dwell in our hearts. Let us strive to encounter his presence in our lives and spread that presence to those around us. Homily for Christmas, 2020, Year B.
Nov 13, 2020
Look for light
Look for the light in the midst of the darkness. Homily for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A.
Nov 7, 2020
Lamps of Faith, Oil of Good Works
God gives us faith as a gift. Do we allow it to shine forth by supplying it with the oil of good works? Homily for the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A.
Oct 31, 2020
Live the Beatitudes
If we don’t live the Beatitudes, we put our souls in jeopardy. Homily for All Saints Day, 2020.
Oct 2, 2020
Be Grapes of Glory
One bad grape spoils the bunch. Pursue whatever is just, true, and excellent so that you might be a grape of glory. Homily for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A.
Sep 18, 2020
Workin’ in the vineyard
Let’s be honest: we’ve all been upset by this parable at some point. If we zoom out a bit, it helps us see the glory of what Jesus is telling us in the parable of the workers in the vineyard. Homily for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A.
Sep 12, 2020
Forgiveness is not Optional
We must make the choice to forgive, but the consequences are dire if we do not make that choice. Generous forgiveness is not an option if we desire eternal life. Homily for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A.
Sep 5, 2020
The World Needs Catholic Prophets
Without the prophetic witness of Catholics, we don’t stand a chance. Homily for the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A.
Aug 29, 2020
The Word Burns Like Fire
God’s Word cannot be imprisoned in our hearts: it will burn like fire until it is set free. Even if it means we are objects of laughter and mockery, we allow God to transform us, for he will one day come with his angels in glory. Homily for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year … Continue reading "The Word Burns Like Fire"
Aug 21, 2020
The Church Marches on the Netherworld
We have nothing to fear, but the gates of the netherworld do. Homily for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A.
Jul 28, 2020
Remain in God, Remain in Love.
We must seek God first. Only then can everything we do be through God, with God, and in God. Homily for the Memorial of St. Martha on July 29th, 2020.
Jul 25, 2020
Do You Understand?
We have spent three Sundays with Jesus’s parables about the Kingdom of Heaven. Do we understand all these things? Homily for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A.
Jul 21, 2020
Him Whom My Heart Loves
When we cannot find our beloved, our hearts are restless. This is the love with which God loves us, and this is the love with which God desires us to love him. Homily for the Feast of Mary Magdalen, July 22, 2020.
Jul 18, 2020
The Almighty Power of God
God’s absolute power allows him to judge us with leniency. Homily for the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A.
Jul 10, 2020
Jesus is not the only one trying to plant things our soul. Homily for the Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A
Jul 4, 2020
Humility, Truth, and Morality
We must have humility to seek the truth. We must use the truth to inform our actions. Homily for the Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time.
Jun 27, 2020
Big Questions. Answers Beyond Words.
When was the last time you pondered the heavy-hitting questions that get right at the meaning of life? Homily for the Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A.
Jun 20, 2020
God’s All-Conquering Love
No matter how deep our suffering and sorrows, God’s love conquers all. Homily for the Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A.
Jun 6, 2020
Sharing the Trinitarian Life
On the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, we ponder how God shares his Divine Life with us. Homily for Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, 2020. Text of homily: https://mattsiegman.com/2020/06/sharing-the-trinitarian-life
Apr 18, 2020
The Lord, God Merciful and Compassionate
Mercy is more powerful than power and more fertile than fertility. How? Creation is at its core. Homily for Divine Mercy Sunday, 2020.
Apr 16, 2020
We can’t go back
The apostles learn an important lesson today: we can never go back to how things were before. The Resurrection has changed the entire universe and the meaning of live itself! Homily for Easter Friday, 2020.
Apr 11, 2020
Jesus is Risen: We’ll Never be the Same!
Jesus Christ is Risen Today, Alleluia! After the Crucifixion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus, the apostles were never the same. Let’s follow their lead! Homily for Easter Sunday, 2020.
Apr 3, 2020
Prepare for the Glory of God
This is the holiest week of the year. Let’s make sure that we’re ready. Homily for Passion Sunday, Year A.
Apr 1, 2020
Faith Beyond Vision
By accepting God’s covenant promise, Abraham demonstrated that he had a faith that went deeper than the visible. Homily for the Fifth Thursday of Lent.
Mar 30, 2020
The Israelites complained against God. It did not go well. A better approach is to focus on the gifts God has given us. Homily for the Fifth Tuesday of Lent
Mar 28, 2020
Jesus wept at the death of Lazarus. If there were any doubt, this shows us that from the very beginning, God puts himself into solidarity with us. Also, here the homily from Pope Francis that I mention: http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/homilies/2020/documents/papa-francesco_20200327_omelia-epidemia.html Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year A
Mar 26, 2020
Humility before God
We aren’t always as smart or clever as we think we are. Sometimes, the Lord helps us recognize this. Homily for the Fourth Friday of Lent.
Mar 20, 2020
God’s Light is stronger than plague
Today is Gaudete Sunday. The Church asks us to rejoice. But in the midst of suffering through a Coronavirus plague and the upending of our lives over the span of barely a week, how can we do that? Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A. (Guadete Sunday)
Mar 18, 2020
St. Joseph’s Faith
St. Joseph had incredible faith in God. Today, let us ask the patron of the Universal Church to pray for us, that we might have that same faith. Homily for the Solemnity of St. Joseph, 2020.
Mar 14, 2020
Hope and the Coronavirus
We need to take reasonable precautions to protect ourselves, but we also must remember that God will always provide, so we should not let our hearts be troubled. Homily for the Third Sunday of Lent, Year A.
Mar 7, 2020
Jesus takes us on a journey
Jesus took Peter, James, and John up a high mountain and showed them something incredible. Where does he want to take us? Homily for the Second Sunday of Lent, Year A.
Feb 22, 2020
Temples of God
Jesus’ Messianic message is that we are Temples of God, and as Temples of God we must love our neighbor as ourselves. Homily for the Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A.
Feb 15, 2020
The Brightness of God
Christ wrote the Law on our hearts so that we can start living for Heaven now. Homily for the Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A.
Feb 8, 2020
Salt, Light, and Faith
We are Salt and Light to all the Earth. Our faith allows us to be good salt and power the light of Christ in our hearts. Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A
Jan 18, 2020
“He came for a witness, to bear witness of the light, so that through him all men might learn to believe. ” (John 1:7) Homily for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A
Jan 16, 2020
Trusting in God
The ancient Israelites struggled to trust God and asked for a king. Those who sought healing from Jesus trusted that he could do what he promised. Daily Homily for the Memorial of St. Anthony, Cycle II, on January 17, 2020.
Jan 11, 2020
Jesus Redeems our Baptism
By being baptized, Jesus redeemed our Baptism. Homily for the Baptism of the Lord, January 12, 2020.
Dec 28, 2019
The example of the Holy Family. Homily given for the feast of the Holy Family, 2019.
Dec 7, 2019
Perhaps the journey to hear John the Baptist preach was half the point. Homily given for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year A.
Nov 2, 2019
I Must Stay at Your House
Jesus tells Zacchaeus he must stay at his house. How would we respond? Homily given for the 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Liturgical Year C.
Nov 1, 2019
Remembering the Faithful Departed
Homily given on All Souls Day, 2020.
Oct 25, 2019
acknowledging our lowliness
Acknowledging our lowliness and humility before God is one of the most important steps in prayer. Homily given for the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Liturgical Year C. Full homily text: https://mattsiegman.com/2019/10/acknowledging-our-lowliness/
Oct 19, 2019
In the Gospel we learn that if your neighbor won’t help because of your friendship, he will because of your persistence. So, if God doesn’t answer your prayers, that doesn’t mean you should stop praying! Homily given for the 29th Sunday or Ordinary Time, Liturgical Year C.
Oct 5, 2019
Habakkuk’s question is just as relevant toda as it was thousands of years ago. Homily given for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Liturgical Year C at 5:15PM on October 6, 2019. Full text of homily: https://mattsiegman.com/2019/10/habakkuks-question/
Sep 14, 2019
I don’t know about you, but I am always forgetting things. Sometimes it’s not a big deal, but sometimes it is. Homily for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C. Given the weekend of September 15, 2019. Full text homily: https://mattsiegman.com/2019/09/remember/
Sep 7, 2019
The Tower of Eternal Life
Scarce do we guess the things on earth, and what is within our grasp we find with difficulty; but when things are in heaven, who can search them out? Homily for the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C. Given September 8, 2019. Full homily: https://mattsiegman.com/2019/09/the-tower-of-eternal-life/
Aug 31, 2019
Humility and the Heavenly Banquet
In our Gospel today, Jesus gives what could be perceived as a lesson in social etiquette, but it is so much more than that. Homily for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Liturgical Year C, given at 9AM on September 1, 2019. Full homily: https://mattsiegman.com/2019/08/humility-and-the-heavenly-banquet/
Aug 24, 2019
We cannot enter the wide gate, we must do the hard thing and strive for the narrow gate. “Whom the Lord loves, he disciplines.” This is not because God wants to see us suffer: when we suffer, God suffers with us. 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C, given August 25, 2019. Full homily: https://mattsiegman.com/2019/08/gods-discipline/
Aug 17, 2019
We Must Set the Earth on Fire!
Today we hear Jesus say, “I have come to set the earth on fire!” How can we respond to this calling? Homily for the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Liturgical Year C, given at 9AM on August 18, 2019 Full homily: https://mattsiegman.com/2019/08/we-must-set-the-earth-on-fire/
Jul 26, 2019
Your Mission: Convert the World
If God could find even 10 innocent people within Sodom and Gomorrah, he would have let them remain. But he didn’t. 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C on July 27, 2019. Full homily here: https://mattsiegman.com/2019/07/your-mission-convert-the-world/