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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Wisdom 7:7-11 Psalm 90:12-13, 14-15, 16-17 (14) Hebrews 4:12-13 Mark 10:17-30 October 14, 2018 A man came to Jesus and “knelt down before him” to ask him a question.  His act of kneeling indicates that he recognized the greatness of Jesus in the same way we kneel during […]

Sin and Division

We live in a world where there is sin and division.  We see it in the moral (or lack thereof) behavior of people.  We see it in violent acts and terrorism.  We see in the political divisions within government that no longer seem to be “just different viewpoints” but taking sides for political reasons.  We […]

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily (Respect Life Sunday)

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Genesis 2:18-24 Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5, 6 (5) Hebrews 2:9-11 Mark 10:2-16 October 7, 2018 “It is not good for the man to be alone.” These are God’s own words as He brought order to the world in creation.  God did not create the man to dominate other […]

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Numbers 11:25-29 Psalm 19:8, 10, 12-13, 14 (9a) James 5:1-6 Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 September 30, 2018 Jesus speaks to his disciples about what causes them to sin.  His direction to cut our hand or foot off or to cut our eye out if they cause us to […]

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 […]

“The Church’s Birth and Foundation” – Holy Hour Homily

Homily for September 2018 Holy Hour Acts 2:1-11 Psalm 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 John 19:28-37 The first reading tonight tells the story of Pentecost.  It can be a spectacular scene to image.  I think the Hollywood special effects crews could have fun with the noise of the “strong driving wind” […]

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Isaiah 50:5-9a Psalm 116:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 (9) James 2:14-18 Mark 8:27-35 September 16, 2018 Jesus had been doing miracles, curing people and driving out demons.  He had also been preaching.  Certainly, the miracles attracted crowds but what do the people think of Jesus beyond looking for miracles? […]

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Isaiah 35:4-7a Psalm 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10a James 2:1-5 Mark 7:31-37 September 9, 2018 Many times we hear of “crowds” that come to Jesus.  The Jews had been waiting for a 1,000 years for a messiah who was the heir of David.  So, some of the Jews were coming […]

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8 Psalm 15:2-3, 3-4, 4-5 (1a) James 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 September 2, 2018 Beginning today and for the next few weeks our second reading comes from the Letter of James.  Often scripture talks in terms of faith, faith that is a gift […]

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Proverbs 9:1-6 Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 (9a) Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58 August 19, 2018 Last week we heard about how the Jews murmured about Jesus saying, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.”  They thought it was impossible for him to have come down from Heaven […]