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Archive of posts filed under the Sacraments category.

Presentation on the Sacraments of Healing

I was scheduled to do the next presentation in my series on the Sacraments on March 25th. Like so many other things, because of the Coronavirus, that in-person has been cancelled. Because of the uncertainty of how long it will be before we can gather for presentations, I decided to go ahead and make a […]

A New Video Presentation on the Eucharist

I just uploaded the video of my latest presentation in my series on the Sacraments. This video is almost two hours because the Eucharist is so important. Peace, Fr. Jeff P.S. Please pray that in future presentations, I always go no longer than God wants.

My Latest Presentation on the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation

I just uploaded the video and handouts for the second presentation in my series on the Sacraments. This one is on Baptism and Confirmation. It can be found online at www.renewaloffaith.org/sacramentsinitiation1. Please note that with a lot of good questions, it is one of my longest presentations at 1 hour 42 minutes. I hope you […]

Baptism of the Lord – Homily

Baptism of the LordIsaiah 42:1-4, 6-7Psalm 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10 (11b)Acts 10:34-38Matthew 3:13-17January 12, 2020 Christmas day was 18 days ago.  We began our Christmas season with the story of the birth of our savior “who is Christ and Lord.”  Then, we celebrated Jesus, Mary, and Joseph as the Holy Family and heard of their […]

New Presentation Series – Sacraments: Channels of God’s Grace

On Wednesday I started a new series of presentations on the Sacraments. It’s a five part series. Here is a link to the first presentation (a general introduction). www.renewaloffaith.org/sacramentsintro Peace, Fr. Jeff

Advent Penance Homily 2019

Advent Penance Service 2019Isaiah 57:14-21Psalm 63Matthew 3:1-12December 19, 2019 Christmas is coming but it is not yet here. We get excited for Christmas.  Psalm 63, our responsorial psalm today, is one of my favorite psalms because it expresses our desire to know God with versus like: “My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my […]

Providing Meaning

Twelve years ago, on June 30, 2007, I was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church. I serve and am incarnated in the Diocese of Rochester. Priests who are incarnated in a diocese are called diocesan or secular priests. Of course, there are also religious priests who belong to a particular religious order like […]

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C2 Kings 5:14-17Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4 (see 2b)2 Timothy 2:8-13Luke 17:11-19October 13, 2019 As our first reading begins today, Naaman is “plunged into the Jordan seven times.”  This might remind us of how Jesus was baptized in the Jordan river.  Following the plunging, we are told that Naaman was […]

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CJeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19Psalm 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15, 17 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13Luke 4:21-30February 3, 2019 This passage from 1 Corinthians is one of the suggested readings for weddings.  I think couples pick it as their second reading in about half of the weddings I have done.  Do they pick it […]

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CIsaiah 62:1-5Psalm 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 9-101 Corinthians 12:4-11John 2:1-11January 20, 2019 Having brought our Christmas season to a close last weekend with our celebration of the Baptism of the Lord, we are now in Ordinary Time. With the word “ordinary” in the name for this season, it might make […]