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God Gets Us Where We Need to Be

Yesterday our parish office was closed to give our staff a long weekend with the Thanksgiving Holiday.  I had no special plans when I stopped in the office for a little while to check my email.  I had been thinking about going to the hospital to make some routine visits.  I had reason to believe […]

Thanksgiving

Today we celebrate a national holiday, Thanksgiving.  It has been part of our history since before we were even a nation of our own.  The pilgrims arrived in Massachusetts in 1620.  They arrived in winter and faced great difficulties.  Native American Indians came to their help and helped learn local farming.  At the first harvest […]

The End is Coming!

Another Sunday Homily 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B  Daniel 12:1-3 Hebrews 10:11-14, 18 Mark 13:24-32 November 18, 2012 The end of the year is just two weeks away.      No, I’m haven’t flipped my lid.  I know very well that the secular calendar year still has six weeks to go.  I’m talking about the […]

Homily – Sunday November 11, 2012

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B 1 Kings 17:10-16 Hebrews 9:24-26 Mark 12:38-44 November 11, 2012 Today we hear stories involving two different women who lived a few hundred years apart but have a common story. They are both widows. As widows they would have no status or property. They would have little and […]

Saints & Purgatory

While we can always be mindful of those who have gone before us, November is considered a special time to pray for the dead.  We begin the month on November 1st first with the celebration of All Saints’ Day.  Anytime I speak of the saints I always like to begin with clearing up a misconception […]

Homily for November 4, 2012

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Deuteronomy 6:2-6 Hebrews 7:23-26 Mark 12:28b-34 November 4, 2012 Moses calls for the people to “keep all God’s statutes and commandments.” It is something we all desire in some way. After all, Moses says that if the people keep God’s commandments, the people will grow and prosper. The […]