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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year A – Homily

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year A Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17 Psalm 23:1-2, 2-3, 5-6 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28 Matthew 25:14-31-46 November 26, 2017 Today is our last Sunday before we begin a new liturgical year.  That means today we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. To […]

What Sort of Church Should We Be?

If you are a long-term reader of my blog and website, then you know that I fell away from the Church after Confirmation but returned after 16 years.  It is very important for me to be mindful of those who stop coming to church because they do not understand or appreciate all our faith offers […]

What Do We Have to Give Thanks For?

Today we celebrate our national holiday of Thanksgiving.  While it is a secular holiday in origin, it is a holiday that reminds us to be thankful for what God has given us.  In the spirit of giving thanks, our Catholic Church has special readings that can be used today at Mass. The gospel reading is very […]

Living as Disciples

Today’s first reading (11/22/17, 33rd Wednesday in Ordinary Time, Year One) continues on the same struggle as yesterday’s first reading.  Yesterday, Eleazar, a 90 year old man who remained faithful to the Jewish customs was being forced to choose between being executed for failing to follow the king’s (Gentile) ways or to eat the pork forbidden […]

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 Matthew 25:14-30 November 19, 2017 Just as the man in the parable “entrusted his possessions” to three of his servants, God has entrusted us with much.  God has given us dominion over the whole world (Genesis 1:28) […]

Holy Hour Homily – Eucharist & Thanksgiving

Homily for November 2017 Holy Hour – Year of the Eucharist Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Matthew 15:32-39 We come tonight for our monthly hour.  The timing of starting our holy hours comes from our Year of the Eucharist but our turnout has been good and so I […]

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Wisdom 6:1-16 Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Matthew 25:1-13 November 12, 2017 Today we hear the parable of the ten virgins who were waiting for the bridegroom.  Five of them were wise and came prepared (ready) for a long wait with plenty of oil.  Five […]

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Malachi 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10 Psalm 131:1, 2, 3 1 Thessalonians 2:7b-9, 13 Matthew 23:1-12 November 5, 2017 The Lord said to his priests through the prophet Malachi, “You have turned aside from the way and have caused many to falter by your instructions.”  The priests were chosen by God […]