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WEEKLY HOMILY BLOGS

February 2020

Feb 28

02/26/20 Ash Wednesday - Fr. Reggie

The ashes that we use today are meant to remind us of these things. First, they remind us that we are sinners. Although we are children of God, at the same time we are still children of this fallen world.   Ashes are lifeless dust. Insofar as we still give in to our tendencies to selfishness and...
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Feb 25

02/23/20 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary time

In today’s First Reading we’re reminded of one characteristic of holiness, in imitation of the Lord, that boils down into not let anger take hold of the heart. The teaching is framed in the command of the Lord to be holy in imitation of him. The Lord has something to teach us, even in the Old Testament, way before the Incarnation, of...
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Feb 18

02/16/20 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

Each of the lessons taught in today's Gospel passage could be expanded into an entire book.  The core of them all, however, is in the heart. Certainly, our exterior behavior must follow God's will. This is what Jesus means when he says, “Do not think I have come to abolish the law…” But...
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Feb 18

02/16/20 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon Tony

Deacon Tony Conti Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 76 From today’s Gospel: “Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’ Anything more is from the evil one.” Jesus is telling us to be sincere… to be honest… to be trustworthy… to say what...
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Feb 10

2/9/2020 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

Jesus chose his words carefully - including the words we just listened to. They are part of his famous Sermon on the Mount, which is like a highlight film of all his sermons. In this section, he is explaining to his followers what he expects of them. It is like a coach talking to his players before...
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Feb 10

2/2/2020 Presentation of the Lord - Fr. Reggie

The birth of a child is always a special event. In the time of Jesus, Jewish traditions surrounded childbirth with a series of religious rituals that expressed just how special it was. These are the rituals that St. Luke describes in today's Gospel passage. One of the rituals consisted in a new mother offering a...
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