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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – Homily

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year AIsaiah 56:1, 6-7Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 (4)Romans 11:13-15, 29-32Matthew 15:21-28August 16, 2020 A Canaanite woman came to Jesus seeking help for her daughter who was “tormented by a demon.” Many people came to Jesus for healing and exorcising demons.  What’s one more?  What was Jesus’ response?  “Jesus did […]

Remembering to Give Thanks

Thanksgiving 2018 First Reading at Ecumenical Service – Isaiah 63:7-9 First Reading at Mass – Sirach 50:22-24 Luke 17:11-19 November 22, 2018 We are here in recognition of our national Thanksgiving day holiday.  The story of the first Thanksgiving goes back to the early days of the European colonization and the Puritans. They had survived […]

What Do We Have to Give Thanks For?

Today we celebrate our national holiday of Thanksgiving.  While it is a secular holiday in origin, it is a holiday that reminds us to be thankful for what God has given us.  In the spirit of giving thanks, our Catholic Church has special readings that can be used today at Mass. The gospel reading is very […]

Why We NEED Thanksgiving

Today we celebrate a national holiday.  There should be no surprise there as we have several national holidays.  Most of them get us a day off from work or school.  How much do we really do anything to celebrate some of these holidays?  Do you really do anything to celebrate Columbus’ Day?  How about Presidents’ […]

A People of Thanksgiving

Today we celebrate Thanksgiving as a national holiday in the United States.  The first Thanksgiving happened almost 400 years ago when the Puritans came to the colonies and arrived in what would become Massachusetts.  It was very hard for them to find food and basic necessities of life.  Fortunately, they received help from the Native […]


Today is a national holiday here in the United States.  Today we celebrate Thanksgiving.  It is a holiday celebrated by many people, religious and atheist alike.  We have much to give thanks for.  While Thanksgiving is considered a secular holiday, it is a day that is in keeping with our Catholic faith.  In fact, the […]