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Homilies on the Bread of Life Discourse #5 of 5

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b Ephesians 5:21-32 John 6:60-69 August 26, 2012 During the past four weeks, we have heard that Jesus fed 5,000 people with just five barley loaves and two fish.  He has spoken of himself both as “The Bread of Life” and “The Bread that came […]

A Week Without Writing

I realized yesterday that it has been a few days since I have written here.  There are typically two reasons for when I don’t write something here.  The first is that I don’t have the inspiration to write something and the second is that I don’t have the time to write.  My reason for not […]

Sunday Homily Bread of Life Discourse #4 of 5

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Proverbs 9:1-6 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58 August 19, 2012 Lady Wisdom has prepared a great meal and invited the “simple” and those “who lack understanding.”  One might think Lady Wisdom would invite only those who are wise like her but she invites all.  She wants all to share […]

The Assumption of Mary

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary.  It is a Holy Day of Obligation (Click here to see the readings).  Here are some of the thoughts I shared in my homily. The fact that today is a holy day of obligation (there are just six in the United States) should tell us […]

Homily #3 of 5 – Bread of Life Discourse

Here is this week’s homily from the Bread of Life Discourse 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B 1 Kings 19:4-8 Ephesians 4:30-5:2 John 6:41-51 August 5, 2012 Elijah has apparently decided to give up but why? If you go back and read the whole story, you will see this comes shortly after the famous […]

How Strong is Your Faith?

Today’s Gospel Reading (Saturday, 8/11/12, 18th Week in Ordinary Time) always make me ask how strong is my faith.  In this particular gospel, a man comes to Jesus seeking help for his son.  Jesus’ disciples (who have already done some miracles) were unable to help the boy.  Of course, even though the disciples cannot help the […]

Homily for Sunday, August 5, 2012

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 Ephesians 4:17 20-24 John 6:24-35 August 5, 2012 Jesus has fed the people (5,000 of them!).  They are following him.  Ideally they would be following him because they had come to understand because of the Sign who he truly is. Unfortunately, that is not the […]

Homily for Sunday, July 29, 2012

Our Sunday gospels right now come from Chapter 6 of the Gospel of John.  For those new to my blog I don’t often put my homilies on this blog because my homily constantly develops over the week and I don’t keep the written text updated.  We read from this chapter for five weeks so here […]

Ministry Continues

Another ten days has passed since I last wrote.  The funerals have slowed down with just one funeral in church and a separate burial last week.  That doesn’t mean everything has slowed down. I spent Tuesday and Wednesday of this week in Rochester for a new diocesan leadership program.  The program began with these two […]