Homily Archive

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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Words! Words! Words! All we hear are words!

In the musical, My Fair Lady, Eliza Doolittle becomes cynical with Professor Higgins because all he does is speak words and never puts his words into action that reveals his love for her.

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Don’t be Foolish, Come to the Eternal Banquet!

If I asked you the question what does the term real presence mean? What would your answer be? Would you answer the question with another question, by asking; what are you talking about?

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Remembering Who You Are!

It is said that the internet has a long memory and that all those who post information about themselves should remember that what they post today will be there next week, next month and next year.

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Following the Crowd

I am not the type of person who goes shopping on Black Friday. I am more apt to avoid the crowds of shoppers by doing my Christmas shopping on a weekday morning when the crowds are none existent.

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“Go, prophesy to my people”

In the I Love Lucy T.V. Show, Lucy had a famous line that she would utter to Ethel in every episode, “Ethel, I have a plan”. From that phrase the story had its inspiration and Lucy would do crazy and kooky things to make her plan work. In no way am I equating God’s plan of salvation with one of Lucy’s kooky plans, but none the less God has a plan and we can see it in the scriptures and the lived-out experience of the church.

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In Our Weakness, We Find Strength

In the moment of our lives when we are experiencing our greatest elation, we can find ourselves brought to the moment of our greatest humbling. I remember one such moment in my life. When I was in my final semester of seminary I was getting ready to be ordained a priest. I was flying high and was a bit full of myself.

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God is Gracious!

The choosing of a name for a new born baby is a serious undertaking by parents and by the immediate and extended families. I remember when my first great niece was born, the name her parents decided on was Stella.

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We are Always Courageous, for we walk by Faith!

We are all familiar with the hymn, “We walk by Faith and not by sight”, that describes the meaning of the readings for today’s liturgy and it is a direct quote from the second reading.

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