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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CAmos 6:1a, 4-7Psalm 146:7, 8-9, 9-10 (1b)1 Timothy 6:11-16Luke 16:19-31September 29, 2019 Amos speaks of those who have “beds of ivory”, “eat lambs… and calves from the stall.”  They have the “best oils.”  All of these point to people with wealth as they are expensive items.  Thus, they had […]

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CAmos 8:4-7Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8 (see 1a, 7b)1 Timothy 2:1-8Luke 16:1-3September 22, 2019 Our readings start today with the prophet Amos speaking to those “who trample upon the needy and destroy the poor of the land!”  The people to whom he is speaking would say they keep the Sabbath […]

A Word on the Saints

For those who follow St. Luke’s on Facebook (the parish where I currently serve), we began posting images or quotes associated with particular saints this summer.  We do this to help us better know the saints.  This is also part of the reason that led to the series, Our Saints and Intercessors, that Fr. Jeff […]

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CExodus 32:7-11, 13-14Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19 (Luke 15:18)1 Timothy 1:12-17Luke 15:1-32September 15, 2019 Today’s readings should be familiar to us.  Our Sunday readings are on a three-year cycle so if you have been coming to church all your life, you have heard these several times. Add to that […]

My Latest Presentation, “Our Saints and Intercessors”

I started a new presentation series this week. In Part I, I begin with a general introduction to our Catholic understanding of the saints. Then, I discuss Mary and the Holy Angels (from two of our churches, St. Mary’s and Holy Angels). In a few weeks, Part II will examine the lives of St. Lucy […]

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CWisdom 9:13-18bPsalm 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17 (1)Philemon 9-10, 12-17Luke 14:25-33September 8, 2019 “Who can know God’s counsel, or who can conceive what the LORD intends?  For the deliberations of mortals are timid.”  These are the words that began our first reading from Wisdom today.  As human knowledge has […]

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CSirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29Psalm 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11 (see 11b)Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24aLuke 14:1, 7-14 September 1, 2019 “Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees.”  The people there observed Jesus carefully, perhaps looking to find something to trap him with.  Jesus is also observing their […]