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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 66:18-21 Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13 Luke 13:22-30 August 25, 2013 Isaiah speaks the message of the Lord that he will invite people of every language to see his glory.  He speaks of how ALL will be an offering to the Lord.  The Lord goes so far as to say He […]

Religion vs. Spiritual

The other day I was out to a parishioner’s house and a few of their friends were there.  Among the topics of conversation was a discussion on how we look at our faith.  Do we see our faith as a “religion” or do we see it as a “spirituality”? The question is nothing new but […]

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Homily – Faith on Fire

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10 Hebrews 12:1-4 Luke 12:49-53 August 18, 2013 They are after Jeremiah to get rid of him.  Why?  We’re told it’s because he is demoralizing the soldiers and all the people.  They think he doesn’t care about the ‘welfare of the people.’ The fact is Jeremiah cares.  Jeremiah […]

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Wisdom 18:6-9 Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19 Luke 12:32-48 August 11, 2013 It’s all about faith. We’re here today because we are drawn here in faith.  We’re here because we seek God in faith. We’re here today because we need faith. The Israelites had faith when God came to save them.  They […]

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Homily

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2:21-23 Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11 Luke 12:13-21 August 4, 2013 Qoheleth speaks of vanity and putting too much effort into building up earthly things?  What is the point? A person asks Jesus for help with handling the family inheritance.  Jesus isn’t interested in such earthly matters. The […]

Opportunity For Learning

We all need keep learning throughout our lives.  Learning about faith doesn’t end with Confirmation or when religion classes end.  I have a master’s degree in theology and I feel like I just know the tip of the iceberg of what our faith has to offer.  With that in mind I attended day one of […]