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Two Images

When I pray, there are two images I like to use. They are images of the same thing. The first image is: and the second image is: One might look at these images and say, “Father, they are not images of the same thing. One is a Crucifix and the other is the Eucharist. They […]

Keeping God First

As I write this we are just a couple of days from Christmas. Christmas this year will be different because of the Coronavirus. However, no matter how different your celebration is, it will still be Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Jesus. We can still rejoice at the words of the angel to the […]

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13aPsalm 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14, (8)Romans 9:1-5Matthew 14:22-33August 9, 2020 After sending his disciples on their way, Jesus “went up on the mountain by himself to pray.”  There He encountered God his Father.  As much as Jesus needed to do this in prayer, we need to […]

Presentation of the Lord – Homily

Presentation of the LordMalachi 3:1-4Psalm 24:7, 8, 9, 10 (8)Hebrews 2:14-18Luke 2:22-40February 2, 2020 Our psalm today speaks of the “king of glory.”  Of course, the “king of glory” is the Lord.  The historical setting for this psalm is the bringing of the Ark of the Covenant to the Temple in Jerusalem.  Hence the words, […]

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year C – Homily

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year C2 Samuel 5:1-3Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5 (see 1)Colossians 1:12-20Luke 23:35-43November 24, 2019 Today we begin the last week in Ordinary Time before we start a new liturgical year next week.  To mark this point in the year, we celebrate this Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, […]

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year A – Homily

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year A Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17 Psalm 23:1-2, 2-3, 5-6 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28 Matthew 25:14-31-46 November 26, 2017 Today is our last Sunday before we begin a new liturgical year.  That means today we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. To […]

Feast of The Transfiguration – Homily, Year A

The Transfiguration of the Lord, Year A Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6, 9-12 2 Peter 1:16-19 Matthew 17:1-9 There are times in the gospels when Jesus goes off alone to pray.  Generally, we are not told of what Jesus does in prayer.  Today is different.  We are giving a vivid description of what happens […]

Video Presentation – Evangelization and Apologetics

Monday I led my third and final presentation for this Lent.  This topic is very important to me as I think helping people develop their own relationship with Jesus and then to share it with others is an essential part of God’s call to me.  As a priest, celebrating the Sacraments is very important to […]

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year C – Homily

Christ the King, Year C 2 Samuel 5:1-3 Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5 Colossians 1:12-20 Luke 23:35-43 November 20, 2016 Until the days when Saul became king, Israel had not had a king.  There were leaders known as “judges” who lead the community.  The people asked God to give them a king.  Saul became the first […]

More Words For God

Here are some more of my thoughts on words we use to describe God. Potter – Isaiah 64:7 says “Yet, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay and you the potter: we are all the work of your hands.”  God is the one who formed man out of the ground and breathed […]