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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CJeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10Psalm 40:2, 3, 4, 18 (14b)Hebrews 12:1-4Luke 12:49-53August 18, 2019 Jesus’ words today may seem strange or even disheartening to us.  We are more comfortable when Jesus tells us to love our neighbor (not that we always do) than today’s words that He comes “to set the […]

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CWisdom 18:6-9Psalm 93:1, 12, 18-19, 20-22 (17b)Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19Luke 12:32-48August 11, 2019 “Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.”  The Lord has chosen to make all of us his children.  As our Father, He chooses to be “our help and our shield.”  Yet, we need […]

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

18th 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 12:13-21August 4, 2019 We hear that “someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.” We are not told the person’s name.  The person is only identified as “someone.”  […]

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CGenesis 18:1-10aPsalm 15:2-3, 3-4, 5 (1a)Colossians 1:24-28Luke 10:38-42July 21, 2019 The words we hear from Paul to the Colossians might seem strange to us.  First, he says, “Now I rejoice in my sufferings.”  Most people do everything they can to get rid of sufferings.  We might ask why anyone […]

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CDeuteronomy 30:10-14Psalm 69:14, 17, 30-31, 33-34, 36, 37 (33)Colossians 1:15-20Luke 10:25-37July 14, 2019 We hear the “scholar of the law” ask Jesus a question.  We are told that he asked Jesus the question “to test him.”  While the scholar’s motives may not be pure, the question is one we […]

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CIsaiah 66:10-14cPsalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20 (1)Galatians 6:14-18Luke 10:1-2, 17-30July 7, 2019 Jesus sent “seventy-two others” out on a mission.  In identifying them as “others” a distinction is made from the Twelve Apostles who had already been sent out on a similar mission (the Apostles actually had more […]

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 (see 5a)Galatians 5:1, 13-18Luke 9:51-62June 30, 2019 Easter ended at Pentecost three weeks ago and we returned to Ordinary Time.  However, for the last two Sundays we celebrated two special solemnities, the Most Holy Trinity and the Most Holy Body […]

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year C – Homily

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year CGenesis 14:18-20Psalm 110:1, 2, 3, 4 (4b)1 Corinthians 11:23-26Luke 9:11b-17June 23, 2019 As we come together to praise God this weekend, this is a very important weekend in the life of our parish for three reasons. First, I’ll mention it is my last weekend here as […]

The Most Trinity, Year C – Homily

The Most Holy Trinity, Year CProverbs 8:22-31Psalm 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (2a)Romans 5:1-5John 16:12-15June 16, 2019 In a world where science has /definitive answers for many things, many people come to expect the same type of answers for everything. This leads some to deny the existence of God, claiming people only used God to explain what […]

Pentecost Sunday, Homily – Year C

Pentecost, Year CActs 2:1-11Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31-34 (30)1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13John 20:19-23 June 9, 2019 Fifty days ago we celebrated Easter morning with the news that Jesus’ tomb had been found empty.  That began our Easter season. Today our Easter season draws to a close with our celebration of Pentecost.  “Pentecost” means fifty days.  […]