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Final Sunday Homily at Immaculate (13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C)

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C 1 Kings 19:16b: 19-21 Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 Galatians 5:1, 13-18 Luke 9:51-52 June 26, 2016 Elijah was a great prophet serving in a time when the kings and many people were turning from the Lord.  Through many challenges Elijah kept doing what God asked of […]

Spanning the Diocese

As I prepare to move to my new assignment at St. Michael’s in Newark next week, I have thought about the various places I have served.  Next Thursday, June 30th, I will celebrate my ninth anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood.  In those nine years, I have served in three different parishes that included […]

My Final Newsletter Column at Immaculate

We are just about to mail our June 2016 parish newsletter.  As I prepare to leave the parish, below is the last column I wrote for the Immaculate Conception newsletter. Final Thoughts Four years ago, on June 26, 2012, I became the pastor here.  In a few days, June 28th, I will move on to St. […]

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C 2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13 Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 7, 11 Galatians 2:16, 19-21 Luke 7:36-8:3 June 12, 2016 This Pharisee does a good thing.  He invites Jesus to dine with him. Then comes a woman who is identified as a sinful woman.  We are not told what her sins […]

Following God’s Will

If you are a regular reader of my blog, by now you know that on June 28th, I will end my assignment as pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Ithaca and move to Newark, NY where I will become the pastor of St. Michael’s Church. This has not been an easy decision for me.  I had […]

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C 1 Kings 17:17-24 Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11, 12, 13 Galatians 1:11-19 Luke 7:11-17 June 5, 2016 In our first reading Elijah restores the widow’s son to earthly life.  Jesus does the same for another widow in today’s gospel. Why? Certainly, the first answer that might come to […]