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Homily – 4th Sunday in Lent, Year A

4th Sunday in Lent, Year A 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 March 30, 2014 Jesus encounters a man born blind.  The fact that he was born this way is important.  If he had become blind, maybe there was an illness that went away on its own.  The fact he was born […]

Something to Think About

Here is an article for you to think about and your own need for forgiveness. http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1401291.htm Peace,   Fr. Jeff

Getting Old?

Recently, I noticed there are things that I haven’t being hearing like the microwave beeping or the toaster popping. I mentioned this to my doctor who sent me for a hearing evaluation. Turns out my right ear is OK but the hearing in my left ear was significantly impaired. So, this past Thursday I picked up […]

Homily – 3rd Sunday in Lent, Year A

3rd Sunday in Lent, Year A Exodus 17:3-7 Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 John 4:5-42 March 23, 2014 The Samaritan woman comes about noon to the well to draw water.  In those days without indoor plumbing drawing water from the well was a daily task but it was usually a morning task before it got hot. This […]

Homily – Second Sunday in Lent, Year A

2nd Sunday in Lent, Year A Genesis 12:1-4a 2 Timothy 1:8b-10 Matthew 17:1-9 March 16, 2014 God tells us Abram (Abraham) to leave the land he has known and his father’s house to go to “a land that I will show you.” Abram could have asked a lot of questions.  Where is this land?  What […]

Homily – 1st Sunday in Lent, Year A

1st Sunday in Lent, Year A Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11 March 9, 2014 Temptation!  We all know what it feels like to be tempted.  Jesus also knows.  The devil, aka the “tempter” was so bold as to tempt Jesus. The “tempter” knows when to strike.  Jesus had been fasting for forty days […]

Making a Good Lent

What follows is the cover article of this week’s bulletin.  Some of the details apply only here at Immaculate Conception but I think the ideas as something for all of us to think about for Lent. Making a Good Lent This Wednesday we will mark the beginning of Lent with our celebration of Ash Wednesday.  […]

Homily – 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Isaiah 49:14-15 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 Matthew 6:24-34 March 2, 2014 The Israelites had been in exile in Babylon.  While in exile, many felt that the Lord had forgotten them.  What is the Lord’s response to this?  “I will never forget you.” Do you ever feel like the Lord […]