June 7, 2020 the Most Holy Trinity Sunday Homily

The Blessed Trinity is the central mystery and doctrine of the Christian Faith. In fact, it is more than a doctrine, which simply means teaching or belief; it is a dogma, a truth revealed by God, which must be believed by the faithful if they are to consider themselves Christian...

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May 31, 2020 Pentecost Sunday Homily

Do you know that birthday parties have a ritual and liturgy? They do; there is always the ritual of fire in the lighting of candles, the making of a wish, and then, with a big breath, breath blowing them out, followed by a hymn: “Happy Birthday to you…” You can...

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May 24, 2020 The Ascension of the Lord Sunday Homily

Final moments with Jesus, Ascension, departure, a new presence, at the Father’s right hand, glorified. This Sunday we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord into heaven. In the Creed we confess our faith in Christ who “ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father”. But...

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May 17, 2020 Sixth Sunday of Easter Bulletin

Jesus is saying goodbye to his disciples in today’s Gospel. He sees them sad and upset, because soon they won’t have him with them – and who can fill that void? Until now he has been the one who took care of them, defended them from the Scribes and Pharisees,...

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May 10, 2020 Fifth Sunday of Easter

The year 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Marian apparitions at Cova da Iria, near Fatima, a city 110 miles north of Lisbon, Portugal. Between May 13 and Oct. 13, 1917, three Portuguese shepherd children — Francisco and Jacinta Marto, and their cousin Lucia dos Santos — saw monthly...

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May 3, 2020 Fourth Sunday of Easter Homily

Back in Jesus’ time everyone knew about shepherds, their sheep, and how they interacted with each other. The dynamics between them were well known. Not so today. Few of us have watched shepherds tending their sheep. So to understand the full impact of the image that Jesus used we need...

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April 26, 2020 Third Sunday of Easter

What a difference it makes to have Jesus in our life! With Jesus we have a positive attitude and enjoy life. How wretched our life would be without Jesus. Without Jesus we would be in a mess. With Jesus in our life we see everything in a new way. Such...

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April 19, 2020 Second Sunday of Easter

Did you ever have a bad weekend? Just think what kind of weekend the apostles had on that first Easter weekend. They must have been suffering from a severe dose of depression since Good Friday. Jesus was dead. The crowd that welcomed Jesus with palms as he entered Jerusalem turned...

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April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday Homily

It would have been very cold so early on that spring morning when the women left their houses laden with their spices and cloths. They had a job to do and they knew how to do it. Most probably they had done it many times before. The narrative of our...

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