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WEEKLY HOMILY BLOGS

October 2019

Oct 28

10/27/19 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

Imagine if someone offered you the most incredible promise of happiness – but you could only receive it as a gift. You can’t earn it. You don’t deserve it. Would you accept it? We’re all faced with this choice in our lives. Jesus makes the most amazing offer imaginable. He offers us a friendship with him. He offers us...
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Oct 28

10/28/19 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon Tony

Deacon Tony Conti Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 150 From today’s Gospel: “O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity -- greedy, dishonest, adulterous -- or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week, and I pay tithes on my whole income.” How many of us can identify with this phrase in...
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Oct 21

10/20/19 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

We hear a lot about “rights.” And Jesus tells us in today’s gospel that in our prayer we should ask for our rights. What are these rights that Jesus talks about? He says: “Will not God secure the rights of his chosen ones who call out to him day and night?” What are my rights? In other words, what should I ask for...
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Oct 21

10/20/19 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon Tony

Deacon Tony Conti Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time  Lectionary: 147 In today’s parable… Jesus teaches us a lesson about the power of persistence… Persistence can be a virtue… But how do we know when to push forward, and when to let go? We can waste a considerable amount of physical and emotional energy...
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Oct 17

10/13/19 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

In ancient Israel, nothing was more pitiable than a leper. They were prohibited from entering any town, since the disease was so contagious. They had to continuously shout “Unclean!” so people knew a leper was approaching and could clear the area. They couldn’t come within 50 yards of a healthy person. Theirs was a life of...
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Oct 17

10/6/19 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

The Apostles did the right thing this time.  They had been traveling with Jesus for more than a year: living with him, hearing him preach, watching him perform miracles and change people's lives. They had been his disciples long enough to start realizing that they weren't very good...
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Oct 4

09/29/30 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

Jesus is incredibly realistic. He knows the human heart entirely because he is fully God and fully man. And so he knows that it’s impossible for us to serve two masters. And so Jesus puts it bluntly: “No servant can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other or be devoted to one and despise the...
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