October 11, 2020 Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today’s readings from the Book of Isaiah, the Letter of  St. 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...

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October 4, 2020 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 27, 2020 Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

During today’s First Reading from the Book of Ezekiel, we learned that those who turn away from their wickedness by doing what is lawful and right, they will be saved. At the same time, those who were previously chosen and saved and who have turned away from their righteousness they...

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September 13, 2020 Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In the Church today there are two groups of people: Those who believe we should forgive because otherwise God won’t forgive us. Those who believe we should forgive because God has already forgiven us. Each one of us here would do well to ask ourselves which group we belong to....

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September 6, 2020 Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 important to note immediately that Jesus...

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August 30, 2020 Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

The secular, godless, materialistic world has two great enemies – suffering and death. From these two calamities it seeks to be delivered by its many gods: medicine, technology, psychology, science, and so on. For a Christian, things are very different. The worst thing that can befall a Christian is sin...

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August 23, 2020 Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

What was it that Jesus was trying to do in his preaching? Almost every parable, every story he tells, his entire message is really about one thing – the kingdom of heaven. Think about it. Each parable begins with the words “The kingdom of heaven is like……” When he teaches...

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August 16, 2020 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today’s Reading from the Gospel of Matthew, [Mt. 15:21-28] the account of Jesus and the Canaanite woman, is one of the rare encounters of Jesus with Gentiles. As you all heard earlier, when Jesus went to the district of Tyre and Sidon, [Mt. 15:21] in Southern Phoenicia, He was approached...

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August 9, 2020 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The account of this miracle is recorded in the Gospel so that we, like the disciples in the boat, might bow down before Jesus and acknowledge him to be the Son of God. In fact, all Jesus’ words and deeds were done for this reason: so that you may believe...

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