December 1, 2019 First Sunday of Advent

Happy Church New Year! As we begin a new Church Year, we begin a cycle of readings from the Gospel of St. Matthew.  This means that all year we will read through the Gospel of Matthew, though sometimes we will also read some of John’s Gospel.  Since there are three...

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November 24, 2019 Christ the King Sunday

Today we celebrate Christ the King Sunday. Before I speak about our readings today I need to reemphasize one of the fundamental truths of the Christian faith. That is, that the Sacred Scriptures are the Holy and Infallible word of God. They are not simply a collection of moral writings....

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November 17, 2019 Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

A mother says to her ten years old son, “If you study hard all year and you get passing grades, next summer, I will buy you a new bicycle.” In other words, if her son does not study hard all year and he does not get passing grades, he will...

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November 10, 2019 Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary time

One of the most moving passages demonstrating fidelity to God is today’s First Reading. In it a mother and her seven sons testify that their faith in God and their fidelity to him are absolute. King Antiochus tries to get them to renounce the rules of their religion, promising them...

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November 3, 2019 Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

Everyone at some time in their life has been “too short to see”.  I don’t know anyone, Jesus included, who was born into this world at 6 foot plus in height.  When you were a child, you probably shuffled your way through the crowd to get to front to see...

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October 27, 2019 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

The gospel account we just heard is famous, one with which we are all familiar. It tells the well-known story of the sinner who sat in the back of the Temple beating his breast while seeking mercy and the Pharisee who sat up in front reminding God what a laudable...

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