2020.02.14 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB There is not much that can be added to the words Jesus gives us, it is more than enough to sit and ponder: Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’ Whoever divorces their spouse and marries another, commits adultery. Whoever looks with lust upon another person, commits […]

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2020.02.09 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB There is a quote, often attributed to St Francis of Assisi, though it’s true source is unknown. It works well with our Gospel and readings today, and it goes like this: “Preach the Gospel at all times, use words if necessary.” / It’s a reminder that our lives are a […]

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2020.02.02 Presentation Homily

Readings and Gospel at the USCCB When I was young, I tried to read a book entitled: “Holiness: A Guide for Beginners” By Dom Hubert Van Zeller, a Benedictine monk. I was a little young to read the book, I didn’t understand most of it. Which was a good thing, we don’t push ourselves to […]

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2020.01.26 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB Jesus said to these men, what he says to all of us every moment of every day: follow after me. He said it to them in a way they could understand: he was calling them from being fishers, to being fishers of men. Asking them to lay down their nets, […]

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2020.01.19 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB When I was in High School, I was blessed to have parents who were very supportive of their children having hobbies. One that I picked up was blacksmithing. And I’m always reminded of it this time of year. / When it got cold, that was the best time to smith. […]

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2020.01.12 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB Today we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord.  We celebrate the baptism of the one person who did not need to be baptized. / He did not need it, but Jesus was baptized, to show us the way. The way to rebirth, the way to becoming a beloved child of […]

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2020.01.05 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB In the year 1954, Dr John Lilly, a scientist and psychoanalyst, developed a contraption that would come to be known as a sensory deprivation tank.  A tank that was lightproof, soundproof, heated to body-temperature, and filled with enough of a highly salinated water mixture so that you would float without […]

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2019 Christmas Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us. God became like us, in all things but sin. He walked our walk, lived our life, cried our tears, felt our joy, and finally died our death. //// For the reason God became man, listen to the words of St Athanasius: […]

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2019.12.22 Homily

Readings and Gospel at USCCB We celebrate Christmas in just a few days.  The end of Advent is fast approaching, this season of waiting and preparing. A time of entering into the waiting experienced by so many, who do not yet know that Jesus is their savior. A time of preparing, for Jesus to be […]

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2019.12.15 Homily

Readings and Gospel from USCCB St John the Baptist was the last and greatest of the prophets. He is called the bridge between the Old and New Testament. The Old Testament being about prophecy, looking forward to the salvation God promised. And the New Testament being the fulfillment of that prophecy. // John the Baptist, […]

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