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Holy Hour Homily

Advent Holy Hour Matthew 26:36-46December 8, 2019 We are here this evening for what we call a “holy hour”.  One might ask we do we holy hours at all and why today. To understand why we do “holy hours” at all we need to consider two things.  First and foremost, it is rooted in the […]

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year C – Homily

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year CGenesis 14:18-20Psalm 110:1, 2, 3, 4 (4b)1 Corinthians 11:23-26Luke 9:11b-17June 23, 2019 As we come together to praise God this weekend, this is a very important weekend in the life of our parish for three reasons. First, I’ll mention it is my last weekend here as […]

The Food We Need

We have many choices in what food we eat. We have various meats to choose from, beef, chicken, pork, and lamb. Or we can choose fish and seafood. There are numerous choices for vegetables ranging from peas and carrots to broccoli and brussels sprouts. Of course, there are fruits like apples and oranges. There are […]

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year C – Homily

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year CActs 5:27-32, 40b-41Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13 (2a)Revelation 5:11-14John 21:1-19May 5, 2019 Throughout the Easter season, our first reading comes from the Acts of the Apostles, the story of the early church right after Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection. Part of what the early church experienced was persecution.  Today we […]

“Coming to Know Jesus”

Homily for March 2019 Holy HourExodus 17:3-7Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 (8)Romans 5:1-2, 5-8John 4:5-42 How much do you know about our faith?  How well do you know Jesus? I’m sure everyone here tonight knows the Lord’s Prayer by heart.  How much time do you pray about what the words of this prayer that comes from […]

They Ate and Were Satisfied.

You will find the title of this article, “They ate and were satisfied” as a line in the gospel reading for this morning’s Mass. It is the story of the feeding of the four thousand as told in Mark 8:1-10. Jesus knows the needs of the people. He knows they need food to eat. He knew that disciples saw feeding […]

The Manger

In today’s gospel (Tuesday between Epiphany and the Baptism of the Lord), we hear of Jesus feeding the 5,000 as told in Mark 6:34-44. Jesus feeds so many with so little. It is a powerful image. The feeding of the multitude is so powerful and important, it is found in all four gospels. In John’s […]

The Epiphany of the Lord – Homily

The Epiphany of the LordIsaiah 60:1-6Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13 (11)Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6Matthew 2:1-12January 6, 2019 For our Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, we heard the story of Jesus’ birth from Luke’s gospel.  Our gospel reading for the Feast of the Holy Family was the story of the “Finding in the Temple,” also […]

Rich Food and Choice Wines

In today’s readings (Dec. 5th, Wednesday of the First Week of Advent, Year 1), we hear of the Lord providing for his people.  He provides the nourishment we need. In the gospel today we again find Jesus going up on the mountain, a sign of moving closer to God.  The people gather around him, including […]

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 […]