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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 […]

Homily on Helping the Poor

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Wisdom 7:7-11 Hebrews 4:12-13 Mark 10:17-30 October 14, 2012 Stewardship Commitment Sunday “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” It’s a question many of us might like to ask.  We want to be with God.  We have been created to be with God in Heaven. […]

Annual Diocesan Evangelization and Stewardship Day

For several years the Diocese of Rochester has held an annual Stewardship day with a featured speaker.  This year it was a combined theme of Evangelization and Stewardship with a guest speaker.  The New Evangelization calls us to learn more about our faith.  Our understanding of how our call to be good Christian Disciples should […]

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.  […]

The Benefits of Hard Work

Last night, our parish school in Penn Yan (St. Michael’s School) held its spring concert.  The first third of the concert was the band playing instrucmental pieces.  The rest of the concert was all the children singing as one large group and by class.  Everything went well.  It showed that the children had practiced and […]

Stewardship

Yesterday was the 7th Annual Stewardship Day in the Diocese of Rochester.  Representatives from parishes throughout the diocese gathered to listen to speakers about stewardship.  The main speaker was Susan Erschen of the diocese of St. Louis where she is the Director of Stewardship Education. She defined stewardship as recognizing that everything we have is a […]

Just Back From New York City

I just returned this evening from a short time to New York City.  Yesterday I attended an all-day meeting of PCNY (the Priests’ Council of New York).  We hold quarterly meetings with priests representing all the diocese of New York State.  We come together to discuss the common challenges we face.  This month one of […]

Our Attitude in Giving

This week my diocese began its annual appeal known as the Catholic Ministries Appeal.  Obviously, the goal of the appeal is to raise money to pay for the “work” of our diocese.  However, the appeal is not about money.  It’s about ministry and mission. Whenever we hear about any charitable organization doing an appeal or […]

Stewardship

At Our Lady of the Lakes we are going to have our first meeting on stewardship in the parish this Tuesday (8/17/2010), which raises the question what is stewardship? Stewardship is a word that is becoming more commonly used in Catholic Churches.  Sometimes it is seen as just another way of asking people for money. […]