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Decide Today Whom You Will Serve

This weekend, Immaculate Conception welcomes a missionary to speak out the work of their group’s ministry.  So, I will not be preaching this weekend but I do want to offer some reflection on the first reading and the gospel (21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B). In the first reading, Joshua has gathered the people […]

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Proverbs 9:1-6 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58 August 16, 2015 Our first reading comes from the Book of Proverbs where “wisdom” is personified as “Lady Wisdom.”  Today we hear Lady Wisdom inviting in the simple and those who lack understanding to come and eat at her table to forsake […]

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B 1 Kings 19:4-8 Ephesians 4:30:5-2 John 6:41-51 August 9, 2015 Elijah is tired and worn out.  How many of us have felt the same way at times? In Elijah’s case he is serving as a prophet of the Lord in a time when people have turned away from […]

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 Ephesians 4:17, 20-24 John 6:24-35 August 2, 2015 The Israelites were grumbling.  They were concerned that they could find nothing to eat in the desert.  A legitimate concern, but how soon they forgot how they came to the desert.  God had set them free from […]

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B 2 Kings 4:42-44 Ephesians 4:1-6 John 6:1-15 July 26, 2015 The events of our first reading happen in a time of drought so food was scarce and people were hungry.  The man presents twenty barley loaves to Elisha the prophet.  Elisha directs him to give it to the […]

Homilies on the Bread of Life Discourse #5 of 5

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b Ephesians 5:21-32 John 6:60-69 August 26, 2012 During the past four weeks, we have heard that Jesus fed 5,000 people with just five barley loaves and two fish.  He has spoken of himself both as “The Bread of Life” and “The Bread that came […]

Sunday Homily Bread of Life Discourse #4 of 5

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Proverbs 9:1-6 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58 August 19, 2012 Lady Wisdom has prepared a great meal and invited the “simple” and those “who lack understanding.”  One might think Lady Wisdom would invite only those who are wise like her but she invites all.  She wants all to share […]

Homily #3 of 5 – Bread of Life Discourse

Here is this week’s homily from the Bread of Life Discourse 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B 1 Kings 19:4-8 Ephesians 4:30-5:2 John 6:41-51 August 5, 2012 Elijah has apparently decided to give up but why? If you go back and read the whole story, you will see this comes shortly after the famous […]

Homily for Sunday, August 5, 2012

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 Ephesians 4:17 20-24 John 6:24-35 August 5, 2012 Jesus has fed the people (5,000 of them!).  They are following him.  Ideally they would be following him because they had come to understand because of the Sign who he truly is. Unfortunately, that is not the […]

Homily for Sunday, July 29, 2012

Our Sunday gospels right now come from Chapter 6 of the Gospel of John.  For those new to my blog I don’t often put my homilies on this blog because my homily constantly develops over the week and I don’t keep the written text updated.  We read from this chapter for five weeks so here […]