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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Proverbs 9:1-6 Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 (9a) Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58 August 19, 2018 Last week we heard about how the Jews murmured about Jesus saying, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.”  They thought it was impossible for him to have come down from Heaven […]

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B 1 Kings 19:4-8 Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (9a) Ephesians 4:30-5:2 John 6:41-51 August 12, 2018 Elijah was fleeing from King Ahaz and others after defeating the 450 prophets of the false god Baal.  They were seeking to kill him.  In fear and despair Elijah “prayed for death, […]

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 Psalm 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54 (24b) Ephesians 4:17, 20-24 John 6:24-35 August 5, 2018 Last week we hear from the Old Testament of when Elisha fed 100 people with 20 loaves.  This was a small miracle serving as a precursor to the huge miracle of […]

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B 2 Kings 4:42-44 Psalm 145:10-11, 15-16, 17-18 (16) Ephesians 4:1-6 John 6:1-15 July 29, 2018 During the time Elisha served as a prophet of the Lord, there was a famine in the land.  So, food was scare.  A man brings twenty barley loaves and Elisha directs that it […]

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 […]