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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Isaiah 55:6-9 Psalm 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18 Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a Matthew 20:1-16a Paul says to the Philippians, “Christ will be magnified in my body” and “Only, conduct yourselves in a way worthy of the gospel of Christ.” To do so begins with, as stated in our opening prayer, by […]

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C & CMA – Homily

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Amos 6:1a, 4-7 Psalm 146:7, 8-9, 9-10 1 Timothy 6:11-16 Luke 16:19-31 Today Jesus speaks about the rich man who wore fine garments and dined sumptuously each day.  This in and of itself won’t be all bad but he did it seemingly oblivious to the poor man Lazarus […]

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Amos 8:4-7 Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8 1 Timothy 2:1-8 Luke 16:1-13 Jesus tells the parable of the steward who was fired for squandering his master’s property.  The very purpose of a “steward” is to manage well the owner’s property. Of course, Jesus tells this parable to direct us […]

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19 Psalm 71:1-6, 15, 17 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13 Luke 4:21-30 January 31, 2016 In the last two weeks, I have spoken about using what God has given us in time, talent, and treasure to help our church be all it is meant to be. This is […]

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10 Psalm 18:8-10, 15 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21 January 24, 2016 After a brief introduction our gospel today begins the story of Jesus’ public ministry following his baptism.  He reads from the prophet Isaiah of his Mission, “to bring glad tidings to the […]

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 9-10 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 John 2:1-11 January 17, 2016 “For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will be not be quiet.” These are the words Isaiah speaks to the Israelites as they return home from exile.  Isaiah […]

Homily on Helping the Poor

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Wisdom 7:7-11 Hebrews 4:12-13 Mark 10:17-30 October 14, 2012 Stewardship Commitment Sunday “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” It’s a question many of us might like to ask.  We want to be with God.  We have been created to be with God in Heaven. […]

Annual Diocesan Evangelization and Stewardship Day

For several years the Diocese of Rochester has held an annual Stewardship day with a featured speaker.  This year it was a combined theme of Evangelization and Stewardship with a guest speaker.  The New Evangelization calls us to learn more about our faith.  Our understanding of how our call to be good Christian Disciples should […]

Knowing Our Strengths and Our Weaknesses

God has given each of us many gifts.  No one has all the gifts but working together as a community of believers we have all the gifts we need.  We begin working together by each recognizing our strengths and our weaknesses.  It is as an important to know our weaknesses as well as our strengths.  […]

The Benefits of Hard Work

Last night, our parish school in Penn Yan (St. Michael’s School) held its spring concert.  The first third of the concert was the band playing instrucmental pieces.  The rest of the concert was all the children singing as one large group and by class.  Everything went well.  It showed that the children had practiced and […]