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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Ecclesiastes 1:2, 2:21-23 Psalm 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17 Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11 Luke 12:13-21 A person comes to Jesus with a request, to tell his brother to share the inheritance with me.  Jesus seems to brush off the question.  Jesus isn’t interested in “inheritance.” Now one might ask isn’t inheritance […]

Potter or the Clay?

If you look at today’s gospel, you will see it begin with Jesus saying “The Kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind.”  I think that is all some people hear today and they think everyone gets into Heaven.  God WANTS everyone to get into Heaven but if […]

One Month In

Tomorrow I complete my first month at St. Michael’s in Newark.  Of course, the month has been full of meeting new people.  Every parishioner is a new face to me.  While every person has been a new face to me, there still have been connections to the past.  One of the parishioners here is the […]

The Violence Continues

Today’s (7/26/16) first reading comes from the Book of Jeremiah.  Jeremiah served as a prophet in a time when people had fallen away from faith in our God.  The people faced a very difficult time and wondered if God had abandoned them.  Of course, God had not.  God was simply allowing them to suffer the […]

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Genesis 18:20-32 Psalm 138:1-2, 2-3, 6-7, 7-8 Colossians 2:12-14 Luke 11:1-13 Jesus tells us to ask and we will receive, seek and we will find.  Probably not many of us would have to think much to come up with something we have asked for and haven’t received.  Why […]

16th Sunday in Ordinary Team, Year C – Homily

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Genesis 18:1-10a Psalm 15:2-3, 3-4, 5 Colossians 1:24-28 Luke 10:38-42 I know people who when they hear this gospel the question comes up so are like Martha or Mary?  Are you a doer or are you one to sit by and observe? I think we need to take […]

Two Weeks Later

Well, I have been at St. Michael’s for two weeks now.  I have felt very welcomed by the parishioners and that has been great.  The staff has also been great.  I realize now that I had forgotten what it was like to be in a new place.  When I go to work on something in […]

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Deuteronomy 30:10-14 Psalm  69:14, 17, 30-31, 33-34, 36, 37 Colossians 1:15-20 Luke 10:25-37 Our first reading comes from the Book of Deuteronomy.  Deuteronomy is written as Moses farewell discourse to the Israelites just before he dies and they cross over towards the Promised Land. In it, Moses reminds […]

First Sunday at St. Michael’s Homily (14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C)

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Isaiah 66:10-14c Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20 Galatians 6:14-18 Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 As I thought about what to say for first weekend I here.  I’m sure you have questions about me.  I could boast about good things I have done but I won’t.  Have I done some […]