December 30, 2018 Homily

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March 31, 2018 Easter Vigil Homily

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January 28, 2018 Homily

December 17, 2017 Homily

December 10, 2017 Homily

Good news. I spoke with someone at the Pastoral Office the other day. In the course of our conversation, he shared that he had met his biological mother this past summer. I had not known that he was adopted. The experience has been wonderful and life-giving. Good news!

You become engaged and cannot wait to tell your family and friends. Good news! A parishioner mentioned recently that the spouse had the one-year check-up and was cancer-free. Good news!

You nervously open the envelope from the admissions office of the college you hope to attend and the letter says that you are accepted. Good news! You receive the phone call that says you are hired for the position that you sought. Good news.

These are all examples of good news (I could add so many more). We want to share good news and invite people to share in our joy. It is as natural as breathing.

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December 3, 2017 Homily

November 19, 2017 Homily

I have been teaching and preaching of Stewardship these past few weekends. To recap our definition, Stewardship is:

  1. Recognizing that everything we have and are is a gift from God.
  2. Taking the time to be grateful for those gifts.
  3. Returning a portion of those gifts to God.

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November 12, 2017 Homily

Two weekends ago, I preached on cultivating an attitude of gratitude – a grateful heart that realizes all that we are and all that we have are gifts from our loving God and that Thanksgiving was the foundation of our prayer life and hence our lives as grateful stewards of all God’s gifts to us. How did the challenge to write down ten reasons for giving thanks every day this past week and not to repeat any from day to day? I must confess that I missed yesterday. I will add another day.

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November 5, 2017 Homily

Thanksgiving is such an essential part of prayer. In fact, Meister Eckhart, a thirteenth-century German theologian, philosopher and mystic, wrote, “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.”

Today’s scriptures relate to the theme of thankfulness…

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October 22, 2017 Homily

October 1, 2017 Homily

September 10, 2017 Homily

September 3, 2017 Homily