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Homilies on the Mass

I have posted my homily on the Concluding Rites Peace, Fr. Jeff

Getting Ready For Lent

Getting ready for Lent might seem like a strange title for an article.  After all, Lent is a season of preparation, a time of seeking conversion.  In Lent, we work to open our hearts to God. So, what do we need to do to get ready for Lent if it is supposed to be a […]

Homily of the Liturgy of the Eucharist

I have uploaded my homily on the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Peace, Fr. Jeff

Jesus Gives His Disciples a Pop Quiz

In today’s gospel (Thursday, February 17, 2011 – Sixth Week in Ordinary Time) Jesus asks him disciples two questions. First, he asks them, “Who do people say that I am?”  A nice beginning question, no pressure, simply asks factually what are other people saying.  The disciples respond, “John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others one of […]

Additions on the Web Site

I have added my homily on the Liturgy of the Word to the website.  You can check it out at http://www.renewaloffaith.org/ls/homilyword.pdf I have also added some material on the New Roman Missal to our parish web site at http://www.ourladyofthelakescc.org/understandingmass/understanding.html. Peace, Fr. Jeff

Standing Up For What Is Right

Today I would like to talk about a topic that I generally avoid – politics, specifically the situation in Egypt.  With the resignation of President Mubarak certainly Egypt has changed in a profound way.  Perhaps the most amazing thing to me is that it was accomplished through peaceful protest.  We must acknowledge that there are […]

More on the New Translations and the Mass

Check out my new article on “Implementing the New Roman Missal” and teaching on the Mass at http://www.renewaloffaith.org/ls/implement.htm Peace, Fr. Jeff

Blessed Are They Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

“Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be satisfied.”  These are words spoken by Jesus as he began his Sermon on the Mount.  They are words we heard this Sunday in church.  Righteousness is to do God’s will, to do what is right and to stand up for what is […]