Sermons

Father Bradford’s sermons for the current liturgical year (2021–2022) follow. The sermon archives are here.

Advent

Advent Sunday, November 28, 2021

The Second Sunday of Advent, December 5, 2021

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, December 8, 2021

Christmastide

Christmas Day, December 25, 2021

The Solemnity of the Holy Family, December 26, 2021

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, January 1, 2022

Epiphanytide

The Solemnity of The Epiphany, January 2, 2022

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, January 9, 2022

The Second Sunday after The Epiphany, January 16, 2022

The Third Sunday after The Epiphany, January 23, 2022

The Fourth Sunday after The Epiphany, January 30, 2022

The Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, February 2, 2022

The Fifth Sunday after The Epiphany, February 6, 2022

Pre-Lent

Septuagesima Sunday, February 13, 2022

The Solemnity of The Chair of St Peter, February 20, 2022

Quinquagesima Sunday, February 27, 2022

Lent

Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022

The First Sunday of Lent, March 6, 2022

The Second Sunday of Lent, March 13, 2022

The Third Sunday of Lent, March 20, 2022

The Solemnity of the Annunciation, March 25, 2022

The Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 27, 2022

Passiontide

Passion Sunday, April 3, 2022

Evensong & Benediction on Passion Sunday, April 3, 2022

Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022

Good Friday, April 15, 2022

Holy Saturday, April 16, 2022

Eastertide

Easter Day, April 17, 2022

Sunday in the Octave of Easter, April 24, 2022

Evensong & Benediction on the Second Sunday of Easter, April 24, 2022

The Third Sunday of Easter, May 1, 2022

The Feast of Saint Athanasius, May 2, 2022

The Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 8, 2022

The Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 15, 2022

Ascension Day May 26, 2022

The Sunday after Ascension Day, May 29, 2022

Memorial Day In Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury, May 30, 2022

Whitsuntide

The Solemnity of Pentecost, June 5, 2022

Trinitytide

Trinity Sunday, June 12, 2022

Evensong & Benediction on Trinity Sunday, June 12, 2022

The Solemnity of Corpus Christi, June 19, 2022

The Third Sunday after Trinity, June 26, 2022

The Fourth Sunday after Trinity, July 3, 2022

The Fifth Sunday after Trinity, July 10, 2022

The Sixth Sunday after Trinity, July 17, 2022

The Seventh Sunday after Trinity, July 24, 2022

The Eighth Sunday after Trinity, July 31, 2022

The Ninth Sunday after Trinity, August 7, 2022

The Tenth Sunday after Trinity, August 14, 2022

The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity, August 28, 2022

Feast of Saint Gregory the Great, September 4, 2022












Father Bradford explained the liturgical year as follows. There are two “green” seasons, which the American Catholic Church calls “ordinary time.” We call them Epiphanytide and the time after Trinity Sunday. The first cycle, centered on the Incarnation, begins with the Annunciation, includes the Advent season, Christmas, the Feast of the Epiphany, and ends with Candlemas. The second is the Easter cycle, which begins with Pre-lent, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, and ends with Ascension, and then Pentecost.