2020.07.12 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB A significant thing to acknowledge, is the amount of disappointment Jesus faced while he proclaimed the Good News during his earthly ministry. While not directly expressed in our Gospel today, in so many other places in the Gospel, we see people leaving Jesus, we see his own Apostles and close […]

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2020.07.05 Reflection and Homily

We have a seminarian staying with us this summer at St Eustachius and St Cecilia. His name is Nick Zummo, and since we’re in quarantine, he wrote up a reflection on the Gospel and presented it via video, check it out! Here’s the link: https://youtu.be/uKCtWCz7Nf8 And here’s my homily for the weekend: Readings and Gospel […]

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2020.06.28 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB Consider for a moment, monastic communities of men within our Catholic faith. Commonly referred to as monks, wearing long black robes, chanting psalms, working in the fields by day, and spending long hours in prayer by night. I always think of monks as I saw them in that famous excommunication […]

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06.21.2020 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB There are many ways to deny God. It can be as obvious as standing before a crowd and announcing that you don’t care about God. But it can also be as subtle, as not spending much time in prayer. / As the beginning of our Gospel says, nothing is concealed […]

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06.07.2020 Corpus Christi Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB The phrase “you are what you eat” has a long history in the English language.  It’s been used by many fitness and health experts, the saying points to the truth, that what we eat affects our overall physical health, but also has an impact on our emotional and psychological well-being. […]

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06.07.2020 Holy Trinity Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB This is a busy weekend. We’ve got DDF weekend, but I think we’ll wait until the end of mass for that. Then a few days ago we got an email from the bishop, asking all us priests to read the Missouri Bishops Statement on the Death of George Floyd and […]

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05.31.2020 Pentecost Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB Quiet yourself, and focus on your breathing. In and out, in and out. / Listen for the dull thump of your heart. The rhythm of your life.  / We all have our hearts working hard right now, pumping blood to the lungs for oxygen, moving it to various parts of the […]

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2020.05.24 Ascension Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB We have received our marching orders, the command from our God: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations” / That is what it means to be Catholic, to be in a relationship with Christ, that inspires us to go to the ends of the earth, making disciples of all […]

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2020.05.10 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB In my father’s house, there are many dwelling places. / Jesus, prepares for us, a dwelling, a home. Call to mind the comforts of home: the familiarity, the safety, family, friends, a place you know like the back of your hand. Remember how home feels when you return to it […]

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2020.05.03 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB There was a video game I really enjoyed playing about the time when I was finishing up high school and beginning seminary.  The game was called Portal, and it was a series of puzzles that you solved by using two connected portals. Difficult to explain, but you basically used them […]

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