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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Jonah 3:1-5, 10 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 January 25, 2015 Having been baptized and following the arrest of John the Baptist, Jesus begins his mission to proclaim the gospel of God.  In the three lines that follow (This is the time of fulfillment.  The kingdom of God […]

Celebrating the Gift of Life on January 22nd

Today is January 22nd.  That means people have gathered for the March for Life in Washington, DC.  I heard on the radio this morning that they are expecting 650,000 people, a massive display for the gift of life.  The March For Life is not specifically a Catholic event.  There were numerous Masses last night and […]

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B 1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20 John 1:35-42 January 18, 2015 Standing with some of his disciples, John the Baptist sees Jesus walk by and immediately points his disciples to Jesus with the words “Behold, the Lamb of God”.  John has no interest in keeping his […]

Baptism of the Lord, Year B – Homily

The Baptism of the Lord Isaiah 55:1-11 1 John 5:1-9 Mark 1:7-11 January 11, 2015 Today our celebration of our Christmas Season draws to a close with our celebration of the Baptism of our Lord Jesus.  Our Christmas Season began with our celebration of Jesus’ birth. Since then we have celebrated the Feast of the […]

The Epiphany of the Lord – Homily

The Epiphany of the Lord Isaiah 60:1-6 Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6 Matthew 2:1-12 January 4, 2015 It’s Christmas!  Well, it’s not Christmas day but we celebrate the Season of Christmas until the Baptism of the Lord, which falls on January 11th this year. Christmas is about the birth, the incarnation of our Lord Jesus.  He came […]