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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 […]

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 Psalm 54:3-,4 5, 6-8 (6b) James 3:16-4:3 Mark 9:30-37 September 23, 2018 Once again Jesus tells his disciples about his coming Passion.  The first time Peter rebuked Jesus for what He said.  This time we are told that “they did not understand the saying, and […]

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 Matthew 25:14-30 November 19, 2017 Just as the man in the parable “entrusted his possessions” to three of his servants, God has entrusted us with much.  God has given us dominion over the whole world (Genesis 1:28) […]

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 […]