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Archive of posts filed under the Stewardship category.

Who Wants to Talk About Money

Some people don’t want to hear about money at Mass. That’s okay. I don’t want to talk about money at Mass. Then why did I talk about money in my homily this past weekend? I certainly didn’t do it because I wanted to talk about money. It was just the previous Sunday that we heard […]

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CAmos 6:1a, 4-7Psalm 146:7, 8-9, 9-10 (1b)1 Timothy 6:11-16Luke 16:19-31September 25, 2022 Jesus offers us a parable today contrasting two men.  The first is “a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day.”  He might be the one we would want to […]

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CAmos 8:4-7Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8, (see 1a, 7b)1 Timothy 2:1-8Luke 16:1-13September 18, 2022 The role of a steward is to manage the property and finances of the owner.  Thus, in squandering the rich’s man property, the steward has failed to do the very thing he was hired to do. […]

What Do You Have That You Don’t Need?

How much stuff do you have? How much stuff do you have that you don’t need? Why? Sometimes it is simply that we accumulate stuff over time and, if we aren’t forced to go through it, we forget about it or leave it for another day. It may be as simple as the clothes you […]

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CEcclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23Psalm 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17 (95:8)Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11Luke 12:13-21July 31, 2022 Many people had come to Jesus for healing or to be freed from demons.  Today someone offers a different request, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.” Does Jesus help this person?  […]

Thanksgiving Giving Day Homily 2021

Thanksgiving DaySirach 50:22-24Psalm 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-111 Corinthians 1:3-9Luke 17:11-19November 25, 2021 Ten lepers came to Jesus calling out, “Jesus, Master!  Have pity on us!” Jesus replied by cleansing them of their leprosy.  They had come to Jesus looking for help.  How did they respond when Jesus answered their request?  Nine disappeared.  Only one […]

What Does It Mean to Serve the People?

In my last article, “Hopes and Dreams”, I spoke of helping people and leading people to Jesus. In my past article, “What Sort of Church Should We Be?”, I spoke of serving the people. Today I would like to write about what it means to “serve” the people. In serving the people, what we need […]

A Question to Ponder

I would like to pose a question for reflection – “Do you belong to your parish or does your parish belong to you?” For the latter, what do you expect from your parish? Do you only go to your parish when you are looking for something for yourself? For instance, do you see your parish […]

Having What It Takes

As I prepare to move to another parish, I reflect on what God has called me to do at St. Luke’s and what God will be calling me to do at St. Mary’s of the Lake and St. Benedict’s. In turn, this leads me to think about my strengths and weaknesses. Do I have what […]

1st Sunday of Lent, Year A – Homily

1st Sunday of Lent, Year AGenesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 17 (3a)Romans 5:12-19Matthew 4:1-11March 1, 2020 We have begun our season of Lent.  It is a time of preparation for Easter.  So, it is a time for us to examine our consciences and to seek reconciliation with God and one another. In the spirit […]