August 11, 2019 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

Jesus said, “Be like those who are waiting for their master to return.” [Lk. 12:36] In this command, we find the beautiful virtues of faith and patience. In the past there was a city in United States where at one time, ten percent of working fathers were truck drivers. Those...

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July 28, 2019 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

Last week, when Jesus came to visit Martha and Mary, Martha made a choice; she went to the kitchen. Mary, too, made a choice: She sat down at the Lord’s feet and listened to him speaking. Jesus pointed out to Martha that Mary had made the ‘better choice’. Martha set...

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July 21, 2019 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

What a delightful story from the book of Genesis today; so simple and yet so profound! Abraham is sitting at the entrance of his tent; it’s hot, the hottest part of the day. He looks up and sees three men standing nearby. In America we would expect him to give...

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July 14, 2019 Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

It’s hard to believe this story is two thousand years old. And, every time you hear it or read it, it seems fresh again. I think one of the things that we fail to remember when we study the gospel of Luke, he is a wonderful storyteller and he just...

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June 16, 2019 The Most Holy Trinity Sunday Homily

Anthony de Mello tells the story of a Chinese boy who wanted to become a carver of jade. He was apprenticed to a master craftsman and could hardly sleep the night before his first day with the master. When he arrived for work he greeted the master and sat down...

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June 9, 2019 Pentecost Sunday Homily

Today we end the Easter season.  The Easter candle which has been burning since Easter to remind us of the light that has come into the world, will be set aside and used only of there is a baptism or funeral. Next week we continue what is called “Ordinary Time’...

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May 26, 2019 Sixth Sunday of Easter Homily

All of us have had to face moments of departure and loss. Was it when we were desperately in love and then the one we loved left us? Was it when we graduated from school and then suffered separation from our dear friends? Was it when a spouse or a...

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May 19, 2019 Fifth Sunday of Easter Homily

It’s good to observe people in church before Mass as you come in. You drive your car, you walk in. You smile and greet one another. Many of you are known. Some are visitors – from interesting places, even overseas, and from other states of the United States. You come in...

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