February 3, 2019 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

Surprised by Jesus’ words and actions, the people shouted in villages of Galilee, “a great prophet has arisen among us!”  They had heard that He had performed miracles, and they wanted Him to perform some for them.  However this isn’t what happens in Nazareth when he appears among his neighbors...

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January 6, 2019 Epiphany of the Lord Homily

“Where is the newly born King of the Jews?. . .We have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” Today we are celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord was where we recall that moment in the History of Salvation when God revealed...

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December 23, 2018 Fourth Sunday in Advent Homily

During the 1st weekend of Advent, I shared with you as to how Advent is a time of waiting.  The  experience of waiting is not merely in preparation for something or someone.  Waiting has a fullness, a significance, a meaning of its own.  Witness the joy and desire in waiting. ...

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December 2, 2018 First Sunday of Advent Homily

Penance, Preparation, Patience, Perseverance… Advent – It blends together a penitential spirit, very similar to Lent, a liturgical theme of preparation for the Second and Final Coming of the Lord, called the Parousia, and a joyful theme of patience as we get ready to re-live the birth in Bethlehem.  And...

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October 14, 2018 Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

A rich young man who had the best the world could offer – wealth and security – came to Jesus because he lacked one thing (Mark 10:17-27).  There was something essential, something in his heart, that material wealth couldn’t satisfy.  He had many possessions, but he didn’t have “eternal life”;...

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August 5, 2018 Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

Why does Jesus hold such interest after two thousand years?  Can he solve the problems of today’s world?  What can we expect of him?  What can he give to support persons of our time?  Is there anything in this life that can truly satisfy our deepest hunger and longing? The...

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July 1, 2018 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

Hope and Faith   The gospel story offers an image of two figures — a woman afflicted for twelve years with a disease that has strained her strength and her money, and a twelve-year-old girl who has died.  We see Jesus in a situation where two people have every reason...

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June 3, 2018 Holy Body and Blood of Christ Sunday

Today we celebrate the Feast of “The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ” (Corpus Christi).  The body of Christ came about through his suffering, death and resurrection.  When we eat his body, we proclaim the paschal mystery with the people gathered, the stories proclaimed and the priest who acts...

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