Rite of Election – March 9, 2019

Archbishop Aquila’s Rite of Election “homily” from the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, March 9, 2019. The readings are from the 1st Sunday of Lent. AB’s homily focuses on the importance of avoiding temptation and being a faithful disciple of the Lord, especially in preparation for the reception of the Sacraments.

Ash Wednesday – March 6, 2019

Archbishop Aquila’s homily from Ash Wednesday, 2019 (March 6, 2019) from the 12:10pm Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Archbishop focuses his homily on the importance of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving, as indicated in the first reading from the Prophet Joel (2:12-18), and the Gospel of Matthew (6:1-6, 16-18).

Installation of Fr. Joseph Cao as pastor of Cure d’Ars in Denver

Archbishop Aquila’s homily from Sunday, January 13th for the installation of Fr. Joseph Cao as pastor of Cure d’Ars in Denver. The Gospel is Luke 3:16-22, and since it is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Archbishop focuses on the importance of us being aware of our Baptismal promises so that we will be the disciples he is calling us to be.

Pastor Installation of Fr. James Spahn at St. John Paul II Catholic Church

Archbishop Aquila’s homily from this past Sunday, February 24, 2019. It was the pastor installation of Fr. James Spahn at St. John Paul II Catholic Church in Thornton, CO for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Gospel was from Luke 6:27-38, and Archbishop’s homily focused on the importance of forgiveness in the life of a Christian and how a Pastor’s role is to bring the faithful into a deeper encounter with the Merciful God who forgives each one of us.

World Day of the Sick

Archbishop Aquila’s homily from the World Day of the Sick, sponsored at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. The […]

Respect Life Mass – Saturday, January 12th

Archbishop Aquila’s homily from the Respect Life Mass on Saturday, January 12th at the Cathedral Basilica. The Gospel is from John 3:22-30, focusing on decreasing ourselves to let Jesus increase in our lives.

Mother of God at the Cathedral Basilica Mother of God – January 1, 2019

Archbishop Aquila’s homily from Mother of God (January 1, 2019) at the Cathedral Basilica. The Gospel is from Luke 2:16-21, focusing on the shepherds visiting the Holy Family and the text says, “Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” Archbishop’s homily is about (1) recognizing Mary as our Mother, (2) the identity we receive as children of God and Mary’s children, and (3) keeping the reality of God’s love close to our own hearts.

1st Sunday of Advent 2018

Archbishop Aquila’s homily from the 1st Sunday of Advent, December 2, 2018. The Gospel is from Luke 21:25-36. It was the installation of Fr. Gregory Cioch as Pastor of Christ the King (Denver).

Pastor Installation – St. Gianna Molla

Archbishop Aquila’s homily from the installation Mass of Fr. Jason Wunsch, pastor of St. Gianna Molla (September 16, 2018). The homily focuses on the importance of not following the voice of the Evil One, but rather that of Jesus. All of us must answer the important question of who Jesus is in our lives. More specifically, Fr. Jason as the pastor of the community has the important task of leading others to answer this specific question as well. As a new parish, they are together grow in their relationship with the Lord, trusting that He will take care of everything.