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WEEKLY HOMILY BLOGS

August 2016

Aug 30

8/28/16 Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

What is the major difference between the Old Testament and the New Testament? The two pictures painted for us today by the writer of the Letter to the Hebrews tell us. One picture is of Mt Sinai, where God gave his Law to the People of Israel through Moses. Mt Sinai is a symbol of the...
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Aug 30

8/28/16 Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. James

In today's gospel, Jesus prepares us with some good advice about ways to be a guest and ways to be a host. As God's guests in this world, we should act humbly and remember that we are always in the presence of someone greater than we are. As hosts of God's people, we should offer hospitality to those who cannot reward us. It is typical human...
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Aug 23

08/21/16 Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. James

In Olympic Games all the athletes try their best to win the medal. Since they aim for the gold medal, they are focused on themselves, intending to come first in the sports and games. In the gospel, Jesus uses a sporting competition as an analogy, where there is a first place and a last place. Then He is talking about a reversal of fortunes,...
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Aug 23

08/21/16 Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

Many Jews at the time of Jesus thought that salvation was based on external factors, like race and ritual. Many Jews, in fact, believed that only Jews could actually live in communion with God. The non-Jewish peoples, so they thought, were destined to be second-class citizens in the Kingdom of God....
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Aug 16

08/14/16 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Tie - Deacon Harry

Opting for Jesus and accepting the message of the gospel can create divisions among people. The division comes when people are faced with the decision to choose or not to choose Jesus Christ. As Jesus notes in today’s gospel, his disciples (those who choose him) will face opposition and rejection, even within their own families because of...
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Aug 16

08/14/16 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. James

esus uses strong words in today’s gospel: “I have come to set the earth on fire…Do you think that I have come to establish peace on earth? No, but rather division.” Fire can make something strong; that is why we put pots on fire. Fire can make something soft; that is why we put a piece of iron into the fire, it turns...
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Aug 8

08/07/16 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon Tony

Deacon Tony Conti Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 117 From today’s Gospel: “Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy.” Jesus isn’t telling us that there’s anything inherently wrong with worldly...
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Aug 8

08/07/16 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon Ron

Homily Summary 19th Sunday in OT ~ Landry  If you knew today was the last day of your life, how would you spend it? There are probably as many different answers to that question as there are people here to consider it. And as interesting as your answers would be, wouldn't you be interested in hearing what a revered saint of the Church had...
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