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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Amos 6:1a, 4-7 1 Timothy 6:11-16 Luke 16:19-31 September 29, 2013 Paul writes to Timothy to offer him guidance as the leader of a community.  Paul’s instructions to Timothy might sound simple.  “Compete well for the faith” and “keep the commandment without stain or reproach.” It’s not a long list […]

Too Much To Do

We live in a very busy world.  Families can spend all their time going to their children’s events whether it be sports, plays, or concerts.  Many adults spend tremendous hours at work.  I even know some retired people whose volunteer hours total more than a full-time job at 40 hours. Sometimes we are the cause […]

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Amos 8:4-7 1 Timothy 2:1-8 Luke 16:1-13 September 22, 2013 Today Jesus tells us the Parable of the Dishonest Steward.  In those days a steward was essentially the complete manager of the owner’s property and affairs.  It was their responsibility to use wisely all that the owner had.  It all […]

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C Homily

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-32 September 15, 2013 The Israelites had become “depraved.”  How?  Because they had ‘turned aside from the way God had pointed out to them.’ Through Moses God had been teaching the people how to act but while Moses was on the mountain with […]

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Homily

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Wisdom 9:13-18b Philemon 9-10, 12-1 Luke 14:25-33 September 8, 2013 “Who can know God’s counsel, or who can conceive what the Lord intends?” These are the opening words of our first reading today from the Book of Wisdom.  They are also words that we might relate to very well when […]

A New School Year

Today, along with many other schools in the area, we began a new school year at Immaculate Conception School.  We have many returning students but there are also new students.  The Pre-K3 class is all new, many of the Pre-K4 classes are new but there are new students in other grades too.  We have a new […]

Humility and Work – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24a Luke 14:1, 7-14 September 1, 2013 I think we get confused about what humility is.  Sometimes humility is interpreted as the opposite of pride.  In its sinful meaning, pride means to make ourselves look good (maybe even better than everyone else) and to […]