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WEEKLY HOMILY BLOGS

November 2016

Nov 28

11/27/16 First Sunday in Advent - Fr. Reggie

Another Advent is upon us. Why? Why does the Church lead us along the same path every year, repeating the same seasons, even the same readings? Is it for lack of creativity and imagination? No, the Church is always young, and never runs out of creativity. In every generation, she gives the...
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Nov 28

11/27/16 First Sunday in Advent - Fr. Damian

We long to see thee so! To see Thee newly-born. We long for Christmas morn. The sands of time run slow. I like this hymn particularly because it arouses in me the nostalgia for homecoming.  As a seminarian studying in Maryland this song reminded me of the joyful time of going back home for Christmas. I remember how the sands of time...
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Nov 28

11/27/16 First Sunday in Advent - Fr. James

Advent issues a spiritual wake-up call to us. Unless we are spiritually awake we are only half living. It is just like sleepwalkers. We have eyes but do not see, and ears but do not hear. To be awake spiritually means to be open and receptive, vigilant and active. To be spiritually awake means to be attentive to God and to others. It means to be...
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Nov 21

11/20/16 Christ the King - Fr. Reggie

We all believe that Christ is the King of the universe, and that his Kingdom "will have no end." We profess this belief every week in our Creed. But what is the nature of this Kingdom? What kind of a Kingdom is it whose King is enthroned on a cross, as our King is? Kings are responsible for...
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Nov 21

11/20/16 Christ the King - Fr. James

The Feast of Christ the King was added in liturgical calendar as a reaction against the growing attitude in the society that sought to make man, not God, the most powerful force in the world. Though those threats have been replaced by other challenges this feast still meaningful.   Both Jews and Romans were confused about the...
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Nov 21

11/20/16 Christ the King - Fr. Damian

Today is the final Sunday of the church year, Solemnity of Christ the King. Today, before the church year ends, we recognize the kingship of Jesus. We look not only to Christ who reigns forever in heaven; we look also to Christ the king at Calvary. We look for leadership on the cross, and we find it there. Today’s Gospel reading shows...
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Nov 14

11/13/16 Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon Ron

Homily for the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Mal 3:19-20a      Ps 98:5-6, 7-8, 9     2 Thes 3:7-12     Lk 21:5-19   It is easy to get caught up in the doom and gloom of our culture merely as a result of the constant bombardment of reports in the media. And it is the...
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Nov 14

11/13/16 Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon Ron

Homily for the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Mal 3:19-20a      Ps 98:5-6, 7-8, 9     2 Thes 3:7-12     Lk 21:5-19   It is easy to get caught up in the doom and gloom of our culture merely as a result of the constant bombardment of reports in the media. And it is the...
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Nov 14

11/13/16 Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Damian

Next Sunday, while being the final Sunday in Ordinary Time, will also be the feast of Christ the King.  We are closing in on the ending of the Liturgical Year.  Today we hear readings about endings which are also beginnings. In our First Reading we have a bad news-good news prophesy from Malachi.  What we hear is set up by the...
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Nov 14

11/13/16 Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon Tony

Deacon Tony Conti Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 159 Our readings today talk of the end times… When this earth will be no more… This isn’t something that we often reflect upon - But there are “end times” for all of us – Because we’re all mortal... And we need to be conscious of...
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Nov 7

11/06/16 Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Damian

Last Tuesday, November 1, we celebrated All Saints Feast. We prayed in thanksgiving for the Church’s approximately 13,000 canonized saints. Last Wednesday, November 2 we celebrated the Feast of All Souls. We prayed for the countless souls who were never canonized, but who we trust are with Our Lord in heaven.   In today’s...
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Nov 7

11/06/16 Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. James

The Sadducees’ chief concern was about money, power, and control, not about religion as such. Life after death didn’t matter to them because they really didn’t believe in the immortality of the soul and everlasting life.   They come to Jesus with the story of an unfortunate woman who had married and then lost seven...
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Nov 7

11/6/16 Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

The Sadducees were the Jewish political leaders in Palestine.  They were less strict than the Pharisees, religiously speaking. They also collaborated with the Roman authorities who ruled Palestine, which made them a wealthy and influential class. Their frequent contact with pagan Roman...
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Nov 5

10/30/16 Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Damian

Are you not amazed at how quickly Zacchaeus obeyed the Lord?  That is, how quickly he got down from that tree and how readily he agreed to open the door to his house?  Isn’t it amazing he did exactly everything the Lord asked him to do?  Why? Never once did an emperor’s son relegate power to the...
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Nov 5

10/30/16 Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon Tony

Deacon Tony Conti Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 153   When the Hubble space telescope was finally repaired and working properly… NASA pointed it into an area of space that appeared to be completely desolate, and to their amazement – They discovered thousands of new galaxies… We all tend to want...
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Nov 5

10/23/16 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon Ron

Homily Summary for 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ Deacon Landry   Parables are designed to help us focus by redirecting our focus. At first glance, today's gospel appears to be pretty straight-forward. The moment we hear the Pharisee pray, we know that we are above such presumptuous folly. And so, from the very beginning, the parable does...
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