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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Homily – The Lord’s Prayer

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Genesis 18:20-32 Colossians 2:12-14 Luke 11:1-13 July 28, 2013 I’m always astonished at this story of how Abraham barters with God.  Normally when we barter is to find a mid-range price.  We might all be familiar with bartering with buying a car.  There is a price on the […]

Administrating vs. “Pastoring”

Today (July 26, 2013) is thirteen months from the day I arrived as Pastor of Immaculate Conception.  I have learned a lot and I hope I have helped our parishioners come closer to God.  Most directly, this comes from homilies, the way I preside at Mass, hearing confessions, and ministering with the people who are dying […]

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Homily

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Genesis 18:1-10a Colossians 1:24-28 Luke 10:38-42 July 21, 2013 This gospel might beg the question, “So are you more like Martha or Mary?” Some people are ‘doers’ and ‘followers.’ Martha is trying to be a good host.  Mary just wants to visit with Jesus.  Both have their merits.  […]

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C Homily on the Good Samaritan

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Deuteronomy 30:10-14 Colossians 1:15-20 Luke 10:25-37 July 14, 2013 The story of the Good Samaritan is familiar to many.  The phrase “Good Samaritan” is still used today to describe the laws that protect people are genuinely trying to do a good deed. Familiar story yes but does it […]

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Isaiah 66:10-14c Galatians 6:14-18 Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 July 7, 2013 Once again, Jesus is teaching us as believers of what it means to be a disciple.  We have different callings in a common faith. Jesus had previously sent out the Twelve and now he sends out 72.  There […]

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Homily

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C 1 Kings 19:16b: 19-21 Galatians 5:1, 13-18 Luke 9:51-62 June 30, 2013 Sr. Edna’s Retirement Jesus demands an immediate response of his disciples.  When I say immediate, Jesus does not even grant time to go say farewell to their families. This seems tough.  I think specifically here of […]