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Archive of posts filed under the Year of Mercy category.

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a Psalm 89:2-3, 16-17, 18-19 Romans 6:3-4, 8-11 Matthew 10:37-42 The Fourth Commandment tells us to “honor our father and mother” but today Jesus says, “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me.” Are these two in conflict?  Absolutely not.  […]

Video Presentation on Mercy

I just uploaded the video of my latest presentation “Exploring the Meaning and Need For Mercy” for the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  Be sure and check it out at—exploring-mercy.html. Peace, Fr. Jeff

4th Sunday of Lent, Year C – Homily

4th Sunday of Lent, Year C Joshua 5:9a, 10-12 Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 March 6, 2016 Today’s story of the prodigal son is a familiar story to most and a favorite to many.  What makes it a favorite? The younger son rejects his father (that’s not the favorable part) […]

3rd Sunday of Lent, Year C – Homily

3rd Sunday of Lent, Year C Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15 Psalm 103:1-2, 3-5, 6-7, 8, 11 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12 Luke 13:1-9 February 28, 2016 “Some people told Jesus” about what Pilate was doing (mingling the blood of sacrifices).  This leads to Jesus talking about suffering.  Remember, in those days people believed that if you were […]

Fr. Jeff’s Latest Presentation – Mercy in the Sacraments and Acts of Mercy

Last week I gave a presentation discussing the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy as well as how the Sacraments offer us God’s mercy.  You can find the video and handouts on my website at—mercy-in-the-sacraments-and-acts-of-mercy.html. Peace, Fr. Jeff