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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 […]

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 […]

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CJeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10Psalm 40:2, 3, 4, 18 (14b)Hebrews 12:1-4Luke 12:49-53August 18, 2019 Jesus’ words today may seem strange or even disheartening to us.  We are more comfortable when Jesus tells us to love our neighbor (not that we always do) than today’s words that He comes “to set the […]

The Solemnity of All Saints

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints.  It is a holy day of obligation, meaning that we should all gather at Church for Mass today.  It is a solemnity and a holy day of obligation because of the important role that saints have in our Catholic theology. We probably all know the names of […]