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4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19 Psalm 71:1-6, 15, 17 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13 Luke 4:21-30 January 31, 2016 In the last two weeks, I have spoken about using what God has given us in time, talent, and treasure to help our church be all it is meant to be. This is […]

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10 Psalm 18:8-10, 15 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21 January 24, 2016 After a brief introduction our gospel today begins the story of Jesus’ public ministry following his baptism.  He reads from the prophet Isaiah of his Mission, “to bring glad tidings to the […]

Standing Up For Life

Today is January 22. 2016 and that means the March for Life is going on in Washington, DC today.  In recognition of our call to prayer and action, we celebrated a Vigil Mass for Life last night.  Below is the homily I offered. Peace, Fr. Jeff Mass for Life Isaiah 9:1-6 Philippians 4:6-9 Luke 1:39-45 January […]

Fr. Jeff’s Latest Presentation – Mercy in the Sacraments and Acts of Mercy

Last week I gave a presentation discussing the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy as well as how the Sacraments offer us God’s mercy.  You can find the video and handouts on my website at—mercy-in-the-sacraments-and-acts-of-mercy.html. Peace, Fr. Jeff

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 9-10 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 John 2:1-11 January 17, 2016 “For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will be not be quiet.” These are the words Isaiah speaks to the Israelites as they return home from exile.  Isaiah […]

Baptism of the Lord, Year C – Homily

Baptism of the Lord, Year C Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7 Luke 3:15-16; 21-22 January 10, 2016 Our Christmas season began with our Masses on Christmas Eve.  For many people when December 25th ended, Christmas was over but not for us. Since then we have celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family, the Solemnity […]