Sunday, October 11, 2020

Homily: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time


 

“Many are invited, but few are chosen” is unfortunately one of the most misread, misunderstood and misused phrases in the Bible.  Then again, so is the parable of the Wedding Banquet where the King acts with anger and vengeance on those who refuse his invitation to come to the wedding.

So what is the meaning hidden within this parable and how can we really look at what seems to be a line of exclusion at the end of the Gospel?  Check it all out…

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Homily: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time


This weekend’s Gospel of the vineyard landowner paying a full day’s wages to those who worked all day as well as those who worked for only an hour has us often crying out, unfair…echoing all those times in our lives when we feel the same way – that life is just unfair.

While I still mourn the recent tragic death of my 3 year old grandson, it is he and my other three grandchildren who give me a continuing gift that allows me to better understand this Gospel…and how to better recognize God in our lives.  What is that gift and what is the real meaning of this Gospel?  Check it out!

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Homily: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

In last week’s Gospel Peter got it so right to the point where Jesus will use Peter as the foundation of his Church and then in the next moment, we hear this week, Peter gets it so wrong as to be called Satan? Peter goes from a foundational rock – to a stumbling block.

So why the big swing with Peter?  There seems to be competing voices going on in Peter’s head.  So what does this mean to us and the voice we need to be listening to each and every day?  Check it out…

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Homily: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time



This weekend Jesus tells us through parables that the Kingdom of Heaven is like a sower who leaves weeds in his wheat…is like a mustard seed…and like yeast. So, what do these three parables have in common and, after all, what and where is the Kingdom of Heaven? And how does all this point to what we each need to be doing right now in our lives?  Check it all out…

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Homily: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time



This Sunday we return to "Ordinary Time" but for the past 3 months, clearly nothing has been ordinary - forcing us to revisit what discipleship needs to look like. So, taking scripture and current events - what may we be missing in our lives that prevents us from living the Gospel?


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