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The Forgotten Sacrament

I have been teaching our RCIA Catechumens and Candidates about the Sacraments.  There are seven sacraments that we can separate into three categories.  Under the category of Initiation are Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.  Marriage and Holy Orders are categorized as Sacraments of Service.  Lastly, Reconciliation and Anointing are Sacraments of Healing.  We seek the Anointing […]

The Struggle To Be A Disciple

Here is my homily for today (Sunday, January 22, 2012) 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B (Click here to see the readings) Jonah 3:1-5, 10 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 January 22, 2012 We see a pretty lofty example of what being a disciple means today.  Jesus is just beginning his public ministry and […]

The Need For Mental Health Care

Each year our Diocesan Public Policy Committee selects three issues to promote awareness of.  This year’s issues are Sex Trafficking – Even in our own country, people are exploited and treated as objects of pleasure.  Our faith is clear that people are not objects and must always be treated with dignity and love.  The exploitation […]

What Is It That We Seek?

In today’s (Jan. 12, 2012) readings, we can see two different relationships with the Lord.  In the first reading, the Israelites battles against their enemy, the Philistines (who David will defeat in the future).  When the Israelites lose the battle, they decide that they lost because God was not with them in battle.   Their solution […]

Getting the Word Out

The message that we are called to give is clear.  It is the message of Jesus Christ that we are given in the Bible.  It is not just a message that we should receive and keep to ourselves.  The message is meant to be shared with all people and we are meant to be the […]

Mary and Peace

Today (January 1st) we honor Mary and we pray for peace.  Here is the homily I preached on this occasion. Mary, Mother of God Numbers 6:22-37 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:16-21 January 1, 2012 We could ask ourselves why are we here?  The obvious answer is that it is Sunday and we come to church every […]