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Feast of St. Michael – Homily

This evening we celebrated a special Mass followed by a dish to pass supper to celebrate our parish feast day.  We were blessed to have about 100 people join us. Thank you to all who helped, especially the Altar & Rosary Society that coordinated the dinner.  Thank you to all who brought food.  It was […]

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C & CMA – Homily

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Amos 6:1a, 4-7 Psalm 146:7, 8-9, 9-10 1 Timothy 6:11-16 Luke 16:19-31 Today Jesus speaks about the rich man who wore fine garments and dined sumptuously each day.  This in and of itself won’t be all bad but he did it seemingly oblivious to the poor man Lazarus […]

My Last Video Presentation

Last week I did my first presentation at St. Michael’s Church in Newark.  It is called “What Comes After the Jubilee Year of Mercy?”  It largely contains pieces of what I did in my three presentations at Immaculate Conception Church on the Jubilee Year of Mercy but it does contain some new insights. You can […]

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Amos 8:4-7 Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8 1 Timothy 2:1-8 Luke 16:1-13 Jesus tells the parable of the steward who was fired for squandering his master’s property.  The very purpose of a “steward” is to manage well the owner’s property. Of course, Jesus tells this parable to direct us […]

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14 Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-32 Some of you may be old enough to remember the days when people went to confession at least monthly if not weekly.  It didn’t matter if you were conscious of mortal sin.  You must have […]

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Wisdom 9:13-18b Psalm 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17 Philemon 9-10, 12-17 Luke 14:25-33 Is Jesus really telling us to hate people? This doesn’t match with what Jesus says the two greatest commandments are, to love God and love our neighbor.  The fourth commandment tells us to honor our […]