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Being Fed With Bread

In today’s first reading (17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – 2 Kings 4:42-44) we hear the story of what I will call a “small” miracle. The event happens in a time of drought. So, water is scarce. That means the harvest would have been scarce. During this time a man brought twenty barley […]

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BJeremiah 23:1-6Psalm 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6 (1)Ephesians 2:13-18Mark 6:30-34July 18, 2021 Jeremiah served as a prophet of the Lord in the time leading up to and including the start of the Babylonian Exile.  God allowed the Israelites to be defeated by their enemies.  Why?  Because they had sinned.  Some […]

Chosen

One of the things that is different for me in my new assignment is that the parish has three deacons. They each have a turn in preaching on Sunday. Currently, I will be preaching every other weekend. They each take a turn on the other weekends. Today is the first time one of the deacons […]

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BEzekiel 2:2-5Psalm 123:1-2, 2, 3-4 (2cd)2 Corinthians 12:7-10Mark 5:7-10July 4, 2021 Jesus said, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place.” Hum…Either God has a sense of humor or I am in trouble! Why?  For those who don’t know me, I am Fr. Jeff Tunnicliff (I […]

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BWisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11, 12, 13 (2a)2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15Mark 5:21-43June 27, 2021 Why are we here today? Taking the question literally, we are here to celebrate Mass.  Going a little deeper, what is the point of celebrating Mass?  The first and primary point of […]

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BJob 38:1, 8-11Psalm 107:23-24, 25-26, 28-29, 30-31 (1b)2 Corinthians 5:14-17Mark 4:35-41June 20, 2021 “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” This is the question the disciples ask Jesus.  They are in a boat when “A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat so […]

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year BEzekiel 17:22-24Psalm 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16 (2a)2 Corinthians 5:6-10Mark 4:26-34June 13, 2021 We returned to Ordinary Time right after Pentecost.  However, for the last two Sundays we celebrated two Solemnities, The Most Holy Trinity and the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. So, today is our first Sunday with […]

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

The Most Holy Body and Blood of C, Year BExodus 24:3-8Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18 (13)Hebrews 9:11-15Mark 14:12-16, 22-26June 6, 2021 Today we celebrate the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.  In the Eucharist, it is truly Jesus we receive.  It begins as bread and wine but it is changed, it is transubstantiated into the […]

The Visitation of Mary

Today (May 31st), we celebrate the Feast of the Visitation of Mary. One might wonder why this feast falls at this time of year. We are in Ordinary Time. However, yesterday, for our Sunday Mass we celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity as we do each year the first Sunday after Pentecost. Next […]

The Most Holy Trinity, Year B – Homily

The Most Holy Trinity, Year BDeuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40Psalm 33:4-5, 6, 9, 18-19, 20, 22 (12b)Romans 8:14-17Matthew 28:16-20May 30, 2021 Today we celebrate the Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  They are three persons yet one God.  This can be difficult for us to understand.  That’s why we call it a mystery.  It is […]