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Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AIsaiah 49:3, 5-6Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10 (8a, 9a)1 Corinthians 1:1-3John 1:29-34January 19, 2020 To prepare us for Christmas as the First Coming of the Lord, we first celebrated the season of Advent. Who was the one who prepared the way of the Lord just before Jesus started […]

New Presentation Series – Sacraments: Channels of God’s Grace

On Wednesday I started a new series of presentations on the Sacraments. It’s a five part series. Here is a link to the first presentation (a general introduction). www.renewaloffaith.org/sacramentsintro Peace, Fr. Jeff

Another Presentation on Video

I just uploaded the video from the third and final presentation in my series, Our Saints and Intercessors to my website at www.renewaloffaith.org/saints3. In this presentation, we talk about St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Luke, and then pull all three presentations together. Don’t forget you can double-click on the video to make it full screen. Watch […]

My Latest Presentation, “Our Saints and Intercessors”

I started a new presentation series this week. In Part I, I begin with a general introduction to our Catholic understanding of the saints. Then, I discuss Mary and the Holy Angels (from two of our churches, St. Mary’s and Holy Angels). In a few weeks, Part II will examine the lives of St. Lucy […]

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 […]

Video Presentation – “Where Do We Go For Truth?”

I gave another presentation on Monday. This one, “Where Do You Go For Truth?,” discusses “Truth” and provides some guidance on how we search for God’s Truth to answer the tough questions in a world where society says there is no truth. Hope you enjoy it. It lasts about an hour and a quarter. Peace, […]

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 […]

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 […]

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Ezekiel 2:2-5 Psalm 123:1-2, 2, 2-4 (2cd) 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Mark 6:1-6 July 8, 2018 One might think that people from Jesus’ “native place” would welcome him with great fanfare as the hometown boy.  If somebody becomes famous today, their hometown often puts up a big welcome sign […]

Seeing With the Eyes of Faith

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  At the Annunciation, Mary found out she had been chosen to be the mother of Jesus.  Mary’s reaction is not one of pride.  She does not begin to brag that she has been chosen as Jesus’ mother.  She does not expect people […]