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The Food We Need

We have many choices in what food we eat. We have various meats to choose from, beef, chicken, pork, and lamb. Or we can choose fish and seafood. There are numerous choices for vegetables ranging from peas and carrots to broccoli and brussels sprouts. Of course, there are fruits like apples and oranges. There are […]

“Coming to Know Jesus”

Homily for March 2019 Holy HourExodus 17:3-7Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 (8)Romans 5:1-2, 5-8John 4:5-42 How much do you know about our faith?  How well do you know Jesus? I’m sure everyone here tonight knows the Lord’s Prayer by heart.  How much time do you pray about what the words of this prayer that comes from […]

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 […]

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year B – Homily

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year B Exodus 24:3-8 Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18 (13) Hebrews 9:11-15 Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 June 3, 2018 As we celebrate today’s Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, our diocesan Year of the Eucharist draws to a close. When Bishop Matano proclaimed this Year […]

6th Sunday of Easter, Year B – Homily

6th Sunday of Easter, Year B Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48 Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4 (2b) 1 John 4:7-10 John 15:9-17 May 6, 2018 Both our second reading from the First Letter of John and our gospel reading from John each contain the word “love” nine times.  Why? “Because love is of God” and “God is […]

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily on the Eucharist

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Isaiah 25:6-10a Psalm 23;1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20 Matthew 22:1-14 Throughout our readings today we hear of feasts “of rich food and choice wines,” how the Lord will spread the table before us, and supply whatever we need. Isaiah speaks of “God to whom we looked […]

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a Psalm 89:2-3, 16-17, 18-19 Romans 6:3-4, 8-11 Matthew 10:37-42 The Fourth Commandment tells us to “honor our father and mother” but today Jesus says, “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me.” Are these two in conflict?  Absolutely not.  […]

4th Sunday of Easter, Year A – Homily

4th Sunday of Easter, Year A Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 1 Peter 2:20b-25 John 10:1-10 Today we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Easter.  Each year on this Sunday we hear Jesus’ Good Shepherd discourse as found in chapter 10 of John’s Gospel.  Jesus identifies himself as the Good Shepherd who always […]

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year C – Homily

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Year C Genesis 14:18-20 Psalm 110:1, 2, 3, 4 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Luke 9:11b-17 May 29, 2016 In the few verses in our first reading we hear how Melchizedek “brought out bread and wine”.  To understand why he did this, we need to look at passage leading […]

Here is the homily I gave today. Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood, Year B Exodus 24:3-8 Hebrews 9:11-15 Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 June 10, 2012 While in the desert, the Israelites received the Law from God through Moses.  Today Moses repeats the “words and ordinances” that make up the law to the people […]