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1st Sunday in Advent, Year B – Homily

1st Sunday in Advent, Year B Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:33-37 November 30, 2014 Today we mark the beginning of a new liturgical year with our celebration of the First Sunday of Advent. In the first reading, Isaiah speaks of how the people realize their need for a new beginning because […]

The Beginning of Advent

Here is an article I wrote for the cover of this week’s bulletin. Is It New Year’s Already? Today we celebrate the beginning of a new year.  If you look at most calendars, you might think I have really lost it.  The calendars that hang on our walls are normally based on the secular calendar […]

A People of Thanksgiving

As a nation today we celebrate Thanksgiving Day but we shouldn’t be thankful just one day a year.  Our thanksgiving should be part of the attitude we live our whole life with.  Our presence in the world should reflect an attitude of gratitude. As we celebrate this holiday, while it is a not feast day in […]

Christ the King – Homily, Year A

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year A Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28 Matthew 25:31-46 November 23, 2014   Today is the last Sunday of our liturgical year before we began a new year with Advent next week.  So, today we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of […]

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 Matthew 25:14-30 November 16, 2014   As the man was preparing to go away on a journey, he knew he had to leave someone in charge of his possessions.  He calls forth three of his servants to give them some of […]

Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica – Homily

The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12 1 Corinthians 3:9c-11, 16-17 John 2:13-22 November 9, 2014   Today we celebrate the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica.  There are not many days that take precedence over the normal Sunday readings.  Last week, All Souls’ Day was one and now this […]

The Call

This week we celebrate National Vocations Awareness Week.  Here is something I wrote for our bulletin followed by some links to material I have previously written on my website. The Call This week we celebrate National Vocations Awareness Week.  During this week I invite you to think about what sisters, brothers, deacons, or priests have […]

All Souls’ Day – Homily

All Souls’ Day Wisdom 3:1-9 Romans 6:3-9 John 6:37-40 November 2, 2014 Yesterday morning we celebrated the Solemnity of All Saints, venerating those who have already passed into the Kingdom of Heaven. Today we celebrate the Commemoration of the All the Faithful Departed, commonly known as All Souls’ Day. Why celebrate All Souls’ Day?  What […]