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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Exodus 22:20-26 1 Thessalonians 1:5c-10 Matthew 22:34-40 October 26, 2014   As Christians we generally think in terms of ten commandments.  God first offers these commandments in chapter 20 of the Book of Exodus.  The reality is that God did not stop with ten.  If we read beyond […]

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b Matthew 22:15-21 October 19, 2014   Once again some of the Pharisees try to entrap Jesus.  This time come to him acting like they believe him, praising him as a truthful man who follows God’s way rather than human opinion. They say […]

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Isaiah 25:6-10a Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20 Matthew 22:1-14 October 12, 2014   Isaiah speaks of how God will provide “a feast of rich food and choice wines.”  This feast comes at the end of the ages and is celebrated as the great banquet in Heaven. But first the Lord […]

Respect Life Sunday – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Isaiah 5:1-7 Philippians 4:6-9 Matthew 21:33-43 October 5, 2014   Isaiah speaks of his “friend” who worked diligently to create the perfect vineyard.  He did everything one would expect, he spaded it, cleared the stones, and planted the best vines he could find.  He built a watchtower and […]