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3rd Sunday of Lent, Year C – Homily

3rd Sunday of Lent, Year CExodus 3:1-8a, 13-15Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8, 11 (8a)1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12Luke 13:1-9March 24, 2019 Suffering is real.  Some say, “everything happens for a reason.”  Why does suffering happen? In Jesus’ time a common understanding of suffering was that it was punishment for sin.  Therefore, if you were suffering, it […]

“Coming to Know Jesus”

Homily for March 2019 Holy HourExodus 17:3-7Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 (8)Romans 5:1-2, 5-8John 4:5-42 How much do you know about our faith?  How well do you know Jesus? I’m sure everyone here tonight knows the Lord’s Prayer by heart.  How much time do you pray about what the words of this prayer that comes from […]

1st Sunday of Lent, Year C – Homily

1st Sunday of Lent, Year CDeuteronomy 26:4-10Psalm 91:1-2, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 (see 15b)Romans 10:8-13Luke 4:1-13March 10, 2019 “Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble.”  There are many people who cry to the Lord when they are “in trouble” but don’t pay much attention to the Lord when things are good.  I know in […]

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CSirach 27:4-7Psalm 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16 (see 2a)1 Corinthians 15:54-58Luke 6:39-45March 3, 2019 “Can a blind person guide a blind person?”  If they try, they may “both fall into a pit.”  If a blind person went walking down Main Street when the construction is going on, they might end up […]

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13 (8a)1 Corinthians 15:45-49Luke 6:27-38February 24, 2019 Most of what Jesus says in today’s gospel can be summed up in one sentence from the beginning, “love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse […]

A Winter’s Rest – Holy Hour Homily

Homily for February 2019 Holy HourJeremiah 29:1-15Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 (2a)Philippians 3:17-21Luke 23:44-53 If you look at the front of tonight’s program, the theme is “A Winter’s Rest.”  I picked this time almost two weeks ago on a cold winter day with snow on the ground.  So, a theme involving winter seemed appropriate.  However, […]

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CJeremiah 17:5-8Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6 (40:5a)1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20Luke 6:17, 20-26February 17, 2019 In today’s gospel we hear Luke’s version of the Beatitudes. They may sound familiar but not quite what we are used to hearing. That is because, like many passages in the gospels, it is told […]

They Ate and Were Satisfied.

You will find the title of this article, “They ate and were satisfied” as a line in the gospel reading for this morning’s Mass. It is the story of the feeding of the four thousand as told in Mark 8:1-10. Jesus knows the needs of the people. He knows they need food to eat. He knew that disciples saw feeding […]

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CIsaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8Psalm 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 7-8 (1c) 1 Corinthians 15:1-11Luke 5:1-11February 10, 2019 We are all called to be disciples of Christ.  In Baptism we are called to be priest, prophet, and king.  We might not understand how this applies to everyone and we might not feel worthy. […]

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CJeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19Psalm 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15, 17 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13Luke 4:21-30February 3, 2019 This passage from 1 Corinthians is one of the suggested readings for weddings.  I think couples pick it as their second reading in about half of the weddings I have done.  Do they pick it […]