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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today, August 15th, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Normally it would be a Holy Day of Obligation but since it falls on a Saturday this year, it is not a day of obligation, but it is still an important day. The gospel reading for today is the story […]

The Assumption of Mary

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary.  It is a Holy Day of Obligation (Click here to see the readings).  Here are some of the thoughts I shared in my homily. The fact that today is a holy day of obligation (there are just six in the United States) should tell us […]

Mary and Peace

Today (January 1st) we honor Mary and we pray for peace.  Here is the homily I preached on this occasion. Mary, Mother of God Numbers 6:22-37 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:16-21 January 1, 2012 We could ask ourselves why are we here?  The obvious answer is that it is Sunday and we come to church every […]