Homily Archive

It is Ground Hog Day, again and again!

Have you ever seen the movie Groundhog Day? The 1993 film which was not much to speak about when it first came to theaters has become a classic.

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“To Love as God Commands”

During the Civil War Abraham Lincoln gave his most important speech at Gettysburg on a gray November day in 1863. The battle was a turning point in the war not only because the union succeeds in the battle but even more so because of the words Abraham Lincoln spoke which became a doctrine for our nation to be able to heal and unify in the future.

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Making ourselves known to the Lord!

I have learned to accept as a Priest that no matter wherever I am, someone is going to recognize me. This especially happens to me on my day off when I am out doing errands such as grocery shopping or at the hardware store.

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Discipleship Requires Courage and Commitment

For a nonbeliever, the cross is just two pieces of wood put together to form a ‘t.’ Or they see the cross as an instrument of torture and death used in the ancient world. The cross was a symbol and an instrument of death and destruction effectively used during the Roman era, but the church did not worship an empty symbol.

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Our hearts must be aflame with the presence of God!

s the leaves swirl in the Autumn wind, the colors of the season give us fullness of their beauty. From the largest of trees to the smallest shrub, God’s creation is decked out in all its glory, from the deepest of reds to the brightest of golds to the warmest of rust colors; it is a color palette only God could paint

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Respect for Life Sunday

Today, throughout the Universal Church, is Respect for Life Sunday; for that matter; every Sunday and every day is a time to respect life. For to respect life means we respect God.

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If Jesus is for us, how can we be against one another?

Several years back, I was asked by my cousin if I could co􏰁officiate at her wedding which was going to be celebrated in the Armenian Apostolic Church.

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There is no avoiding the truth of the Cross

What does leadership and avoidance have to do with one another? Just ask Jesus. When Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem with his disciples, he was teaching them that, “the Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise.”

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Who we are is defined by who we say Jesus is. So, who are you?

Jesus asks us all a question in today’s gospel from Mark 8:27􏰁35, “Who do people say that I am?” But before we answer that question, let us ask ourselves another question, “Who do we say we are?”

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