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Why we must be enflamed by the Holy Spirit today: A homily for the solemnity of Pentecost 2019

Solemnity of Pentecost. June 9, 2019. Acts 2:1-11; 1Cor 12:3-7,12-13; Jn 20:19-23   Why we must be enflamed by the Holy Spirit today The Pentecost event is usually depicted showing flames of fire coming to rest on the heads of … Continue reading

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The Ascension: Time to take heaven seriously – A homily for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

  Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. June 2, 2019 Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Lk 24:46-53  The Ascension: Time to take heaven seriously    Two Catholics made the headlines a few days apart in the last week. The first … Continue reading

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Listening to God in today’s world: A homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter

6th Sunday of Easter. May 26, 2019 Acts 15:1-2,22-29;  Rev 21:10-14,22-23; Jn 14:23-29 Listening to God in today’s world   A priest drew loud cheers from the audience of graduating college students when he ended his homily at a recent … Continue reading

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The Eucharist: School of Christ-like love – A homily for the 5th Sunday of Easter

5th Sunday of Easter. May 19, 2019. Acts 14:21-27; Rev 21:1-5; Jn 13:31-33,34-35 The Eucharist: School of Christ-like love  “Love one another as I have loved you.” I was celebrating Holy Mass in the parish in which I grew up … Continue reading

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The power of truly belonging to Christ: A homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter.

  4th week of Easter. May 12, 2019 Acts 13:14, 43-52; Rev 7:9,14-17; Jn 10:27-30 The power of truly belonging to Christ This is one question about my vocation that I find difficult to answer: “When and how did you … Continue reading

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Passionate about Jesus, The Ultimate Hero: A homily for the 2nd Sunday of Easter

2nd Sunday of Easter. April 28, 2019 Acts 5:12-16, Rev 1:9-11, 12-13, 17-19, Jn 20:19-31 Passionate about Jesus, The Ultimate Hero Whether we are interested in watching it or not, we cannot help but notice that the movie, Avengers: Endgame, … Continue reading

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Finding strength for the storms of life: A homily for the Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. April 14, 2019. Is 50:4-7; Phil 2:6-11; LK 23:1-49 Finding strength for the storms of life Talk about disconnect and you have the greatest example in Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. He knows every … Continue reading

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