Video – Part I of New Series “The Greatest Gift: The Eucharist”

I began my new series, The Greatest Gift: The Eucharist“, yesterday with Part I. I just uploaded the video recording of the webinar and the slides to my website at http://www.renewaloffaith.org/greatestgiftpart1 . If you view the video in the next few days, you can complete an online evaluation at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBdo2DRPfJxB0rzVtc113Gd7FM143oO9Lw5ibnO4Mmtaq1_g/viewform?usp=sf_link You can register for the …

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Christmas Homily for 2022

The Nativity of the Lord (Mass During the Night)Isaiah 9:1-6Titus 2:11-14Luke 2:1-14December 25, 2022 You can find a video of this homily on my website page for my upcoming series, The Greatest Gift: The Eucharist at www.renewaloffaith.org/greatestgift (scroll down on that page to find the video). “The people who walked in darkness have seen a …

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New Series of Presentations on the Eucharist!

Here is the “announcement” of my next series of presentations! The Greatest Gift:  The Eucharist A New Series of Presentations by Fr. Jeff The Eucharist we receive is the Body and Blood of Jesus.  It is the Sacrifice of Jesus giving his life for us on the Cross so that our sins may be forgiven.  …

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Do We Understand What It is We Receive?

“In those days, Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine” to Abram (who would become known as Abraham). This was ordinary bread and wine. One day Jesus will offer something far greater than ordinary bread and wine. As Jesus speaks to the crowds, his disciples are aware of the people’s needs. So, they …

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Some Thoughts for Holy Thursday

Today is Holy Thursday. At the Last Supper Jesus instituted both the Eucharist and the Priesthood. He instituted the Eucharist as He celebrated the Passover, taking that and transforming it into the Eucharist. The Passover was set by God (see the first reading for Mass tonight) to be celebrated with the sacrifice of a lamb …

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BJoshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18bPsalm 34:2-3, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21 (9a)Ephesians 5:21-32John 6:60-69August 22, 2021 Today we come to the conclusion of Jesus’ Bread of Life Discourse. Many people had been there when Jesus fed the multitude with just five barley loaves and two fishes.  Then, they heard Jesus preach. Now, …

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The Food We Need

On this 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time of Year B, we hear of the time when Elijah was on a journey and “prayed for death.” This comes shortly after Elijah defeated the 450 prophets of Baal (See 1 Kings 18). Following that, Jezebel, the wife of King Ahaz, plotted to kill Elijah for defeating them …

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BPsalm 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54 (24b)Ephesians 4:17, 20-24John 6:24-35August 1, 2021 “The whole Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron.” Why? Because they had no food. Now, we need food to eat.  That is the reality of our human bodies.  However, in their grumbling they seem to have forgotten …

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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 …

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