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WEEKLY HOMILY BLOGS

October 2018

Oct 31

10/28/18 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

In today’s readings the work of redemption, which is ultimately a work of reconciliation with God and with others, is described as a new Exodus where no one should be left behind. In today’s First Reading Jeremiah describes the gathering of the scattered Israelites in exile as a sort of new Exodus, a new pilgrimage, where even the...
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Oct 31

10/28/18 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Damian

Have you ever encountered a once in a life-time opportunity you knew you could not pass up? Such a moment came for a blind and destitute man, named Bartimaeus. He was determined to get near the one person who could meet his need. He knew who Jesus was and had heard of his fame for healing, but until now had no opportunity of making direct...
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Oct 25

10/21/18 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Damian

Who doesn't want to be first, and to be esteemed and honored by others? We seem to have an unquenchable thirst for recognition and fame, power and authority to rule our own lives as we please as well as the lives of others. Should we be surprised to see the disciples of Jesus thirsting for power, position, and authority? James and John, the...
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Oct 25

10/21/18 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon Tony

Deacon Tony Conti Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 146 From today’s Gospel - "You know that those who are recognized as rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones make their authority over them felt.  But it shall not be so among you.  Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you...
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Oct 17

07/14/18 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

In today’s Gospel Our Lord gazes upon the Rich Young Man with love before he asks something of him that he knew would be difficult. The Second Reading today reminds us that God’s word has the sharpness of a sword, and, we can add, the precision of a scalpel: it finds precisely where the tumor is, knows where to make the necessary...
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Oct 17

07/14/18 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Damian

The story in today's gospel is a familiar and wonderful short story filled with lots of tensions and emotions.  It begins with a man approaching Jesus and asking him the important question, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"  Jesus seems to rebuke the man a couple of times, yet he ignores the rebukes and continues to...
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Oct 10

10/07/18 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon Tony

Deacon Tony Conti Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 140 Jesus tells us in today’s Gospel: “Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it." We may have heard this...
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Oct 10

10/07/18 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Damian

The Church’s care about divorce and marriage come from Jesus’ care. The gospel today is his command and encouragement to care for marriage – both to married couples themselves and to the church. Our joy at a marriage is our human joy that people love each other enough to say they will spend their lives in love together. That...
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Oct 2

9/30/18 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Reggie

Jesus is generous. The slightest (or mightiest) good deed done for him or for his Kingdom will not go unrewarded - even if it's only giving a glass of water to someone who is thirsty. Our King lavishes his blessings on everyone who lets him; we, as his followers, ought to do the same. Unfortunately,...
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Oct 2

9/30/18 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Damian

In the first reading from Numbers, Joshua complained to Moses that Eldad and Medad prophesized even though they had remained in the camp and had not been among the seventy elders. Moses replied, "Would that all Yahweh's people were prophets and that Yahweh would send his spirit upon them!" Joshua's thinking was: either you were among...
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Oct 2

9/30/18 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon Tony

Deacon Tony Conti Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 137 Our second reading from St. James questions how we might achieve our gains in life… “Behold, the wages you withheld from the workers who harvested your fields are crying aloud…” How we live our lives matters… How we achieve our goals in...
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