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New Video Presentation – “Advent: Preparing for the Incarnation”

I just completed another presentation and put the video and handouts on my website at  It’s something to reflect on as we start our season of Advent and prepare for the Incarnation.  This video is about 50 minutes.  The video will appear small on your screen.  If you double-click on it, it should go […]

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

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year B Daniel 7:13-14 Psalm 93:1, 1-2, 5 (1a) Revelation 1:5-8 John 18:33b-37 November 25, 2018 Daniel prophesized that a Son of Man will come who will given “dominion, glory, and kingship” and that it will be “an everlasting dominion…his kingship shall not be destroyed.” What king […]

Remembering to Give Thanks

Thanksgiving 2018 First Reading at Ecumenical Service – Isaiah 63:7-9 First Reading at Mass – Sirach 50:22-24 Luke 17:11-19 November 22, 2018 We are here in recognition of our national Thanksgiving day holiday.  The story of the first Thanksgiving goes back to the early days of the European colonization and the Puritans. They had survived […]

The Presentation of Mary and Our Presentation of Ourselves

Today we celebrate the Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It is celebrated on November 21st marking the dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary the New in Jerusalem in the year 543.  As with most of the Virgin’s Mary life, we know little about it.  The story of the presentation of […]

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Daniel 12:1-3 Psalm 16:5, 8, 9-10, 11 (1) Hebrews 10:11-14, 18 Mark 13:24-32 November 18, 2018 In two weeks, we will begin a new liturgical year in the church on the First Sunday of Advent but first we draw our current year to an “end.”  With that in […]

Closeness to God – Holy Hour Homily

Homily for November 2018 Holy Hour Jeremiah 1:4-9 Psalm 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51 1 John 4:7-16 John 15:1-17 We come here tonight not to be alone.  No, we come to be here with Jesus, Jesus who is Son of God, consubstantial with the Father.  It is Jesus who is present in the bread in the […]

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B 1 Kings 17:10-16 Psalm 146:7, 8-9, 9-10 (1b) Hebrews 9:24-28 Mark 12:38-44 November 11, 2018 Today’s gospel portrays two types of people, the givers and the takers. First Jesus speaks about the scribes who “go around in long robes..accept greetings…seats..and places of honor.”  They want to receive acclaim […]

Another Tragic Shooting

I woke this morning, November 8, 2018, to hear the news of another mass shooting, this time in a bar in southern California.  Twelve people are dead along with the shooter himself.  As I watch the news this evening, a motive is not known at this time but the police have had previous encounters with […]

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Deuteronomy 6:2-6 Psalm 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51 (2) Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 12:28-34 November 4, 2018 God is love! God loves us.  We see this in Jesus, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish […]