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Praying for the Unemployed and Underemployed

Today, August 7th, has a couple of different options at Mass listed for saints. All are optional in the United States. The first option listed is for St. Sixtus II, Pope and Martyr and his companions. They were martyred for their faith in the third century. The second option is the one I would like […]

What’s in the News

One of the things I like to write about here on my blog is current events in the news. I also desire to incorporate current events into my homilies. I think this is important because we need to show our faith is relevant today. However, I don’t do this as much as I would like. […]

New Video on Vestments

Hello, Today I recorded a new 18 minute video on church vestments and liturgical colors. You can see the video at http://www.renewaloffaith.org/video—vestments.html. I hope it aids you in the riches of our liturgy. I am looking forward to a series of three full length presentations this Fall on the Mass. Peace, Fr. Jeff

We Face Difficult Times

As a church, as the people of God, we face difficult times. Right now, we are dealing with the Coronavirus. We are celebrating public Masses (with face masks and social distancing), albeit with smaller numbers as people stay home to protect their health. However, it is not the Coronavirus that I want to focus on […]

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AIsaiah 55:1-3Psalm 145:8-9, 15-16, 17-18 (16)Romans 8:35, 37-39Matthew 14:13-21August 2, 2020 All our readings today share the theme of being fed.  In the first reading, the Lord invites “all who are thirsty” to “come to the water,” to “come, receive grain and eat.”  All can come “without paying and […]