October 22, 2017 Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

The Gospel this week continues the direction of the previous weeks’ reading of St. Matthew’s account of our Lord’s final weeks in Jerusalem. The setting for his parables and teaching has been the Temple, where he has astonished everyone by teaching with authority. He has so frustrated the Pharisees that...

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October 15, 2017 Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

Today’s readings from the Book of Isaiah, the Letter of Paul to the Philippians and the Gospel of Matthew speak of an invitation to the Great Feast of the Lord Jesus. Summarizing these readings, the first one is prophetic in nature. It speaks of the Great Feast that is to...

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October 8, 2017 Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

Today, when listening to the readings, we heard similarities between the First Reading from the Book of Isaiah and the reading from the Gospel of Matthew. Both spoke on the same subject in different ways. The Book of Isaiah referred to this subject as “The Song of the Unfruitful Vineyard”...

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September 24, 2017 Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

Brothers and sisters, today, during the reading of the Holy Scriptures, we heard of God’s righteousness and mercy. We were told that we must seek righteousness in order to receive the mercy of God. We were told that the righteousness of man embraces living and dying for Christ. And, we...

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September 10, 2017 Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

If your brother does something wrong… Jesus is speaking here to his disciples about correction within the community of believers. The manner of this correction is aimed at preserving communion even if, ultimately, the offender refuses correction and shows himself to be outside the communion of the Church. It is...

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July 23.2017 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

The gospel tells us of a field. The field is the world. Jesus is the master of the field. Jesus sows seed – good seed, of course – the subjects of the kingdom. Hopefully that’s us. The seed grows and matures until the harvest. At the end of time the...

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Homily for the Feast of Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy Sunday Homily. Today I want to introduce you to the Feast of Divine Mercy, and will try to give you a little introduction what the whole message on Divine Mercy is about. Private revelations and apparitions which have been authenticated by the Church have added greatly to the...

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Easter Sunday Homily

The first paragraph of John’s Gospel account (20:1-9) reads a little like a police report about the discovery of a stolen body; it is concise, clear, and dispassionate. The second paragraph is curious too. It has a distinctly ‘forensic’ tone, almost like a detective entering the undisturbed crime scene and...

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