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The Disciple’s Response

Here is the text of my homily for today (January 23, 2011 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time). 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A St. Michael’s 5:00 p.m, 7:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m Isaiah 8:23-9:1 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17 Matthew 4:12-23 January 23, 2011 Jesus calls Simon and Andrew and James and John to […]


When we evaluate an action as good or bad we tend to look at the effects.  Certainly the effects of our actions are very important.  We must consider the effects our actions have not just for ourselves but for others. But the effects of our actions are not all we should be interested in.  We […]

Doing God’s Will

In today’s readings (January 14, 2011), we once again hear about those whose struggle to do God’s will. In the gospel, many people are coming to see Jesus and hear him preaching.  A group comes with their friend who is a paralytic.  Whatever they know about Jesus, they are clearly convinced he can heal the […]

Baptism of the Lord

Here is the homily I delivered for the Baptism of the Lord Baptism of the Lord, Year A St. Theresa’s 11:00 a.m. Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 Acts 10:34-38 Matthew 3:13-17 January 9, 2011      John the Baptist has been busy calling people to repent.  He has been baptizing those who have come to him in repentance.  The […]


In tomorrow’s Gospel (January 7, 2011), the leper sees Jesus, falls prostrate before him and says, ““Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.” The act of the leper falling prostrating before Jesus means he recognizes that Jesus is far greater than he.  I know that God is far wiser, stronger, powerful, and compassionate […]