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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 Matthew 25:14-30 November 19, 2017 Just as the man in the parable “entrusted his possessions” to three of his servants, God has entrusted us with much.  God has given us dominion over the whole world (Genesis 1:28) […]

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Isaiah 55:6-9 Psalm 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18 Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a Matthew 20:1-16a Paul says to the Philippians, “Christ will be magnified in my body” and “Only, conduct yourselves in a way worthy of the gospel of Christ.” To do so begins with, as stated in our opening prayer, by […]

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Amos 8:4-7 Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8 1 Timothy 2:1-8 Luke 16:1-13 Jesus tells the parable of the steward who was fired for squandering his master’s property.  The very purpose of a “steward” is to manage well the owner’s property. Of course, Jesus tells this parable to direct us […]

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19 Psalm 71:1-6, 15, 17 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13 Luke 4:21-30 January 31, 2016 In the last two weeks, I have spoken about using what God has given us in time, talent, and treasure to help our church be all it is meant to be. This is […]

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10 Psalm 18:8-10, 15 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21 January 24, 2016 After a brief introduction our gospel today begins the story of Jesus’ public ministry following his baptism.  He reads from the prophet Isaiah of his Mission, “to bring glad tidings to the […]

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 9-10 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 John 2:1-11 January 17, 2016 “For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will be not be quiet.” These are the words Isaiah speaks to the Israelites as they return home from exile.  Isaiah […]

Knowing Our Strengths and Our Weaknesses

God has given each of us many gifts.  No one has all the gifts but working together as a community of believers we have all the gifts we need.  We begin working together by each recognizing our strengths and our weaknesses.  It is as an important to know our weaknesses as well as our strengths.  […]