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7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13 (8a)1 Corinthians 15:45-49Luke 6:27-38February 24, 2019 Most of what Jesus says in today’s gospel can be summed up in one sentence from the beginning, “love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse […]

A Winter’s Rest – Holy Hour Homily

Homily for February 2019 Holy HourJeremiah 29:1-15Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 (2a)Philippians 3:17-21Luke 23:44-53 If you look at the front of tonight’s program, the theme is “A Winter’s Rest.”  I picked this time almost two weeks ago on a cold winter day with snow on the ground.  So, a theme involving winter seemed appropriate.  However, […]

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CJeremiah 17:5-8Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6 (40:5a)1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20Luke 6:17, 20-26February 17, 2019 In today’s gospel we hear Luke’s version of the Beatitudes. They may sound familiar but not quite what we are used to hearing. That is because, like many passages in the gospels, it is told […]

They Ate and Were Satisfied.

You will find the title of this article, “They ate and were satisfied” as a line in the gospel reading for this morning’s Mass. It is the story of the feeding of the four thousand as told in Mark 8:1-10. Jesus knows the needs of the people. He knows they need food to eat. He knew that disciples saw feeding […]

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CIsaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8Psalm 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 7-8 (1c) 1 Corinthians 15:1-11Luke 5:1-11February 10, 2019 We are all called to be disciples of Christ.  In Baptism we are called to be priest, prophet, and king.  We might not understand how this applies to everyone and we might not feel worthy. […]

Video Presentation – “Are They Rules or a Way of Life?”

I just uploaded the video and handouts of my latest presentation “Are They Rules or a Way of Life: A Look at the Ten Commandments and Beatitudes” to my website. You can view it at www.renewaloffaith.org/wayoflife. Here’s a description of this presentation – The Ten Commandments are given to us by God.  They are often […]

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CJeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19Psalm 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15, 17 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13Luke 4:21-30February 3, 2019 This passage from 1 Corinthians is one of the suggested readings for weddings.  I think couples pick it as their second reading in about half of the weddings I have done.  Do they pick it […]