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Pentecost: The Church’s birthday – A homily for the solemnity of Pentecost

Solemnity of Pentecost. June 4, 2017 Acts 2:1-11; 1Cor 12:3-7. 12-13; Jn 20:19-23 Pentecost: The Church’s birthday Birthdays are times to do two things – offer thanks to God for the grace to turn one year older and reflect on … Continue reading

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The language of the Spirit-filled: A homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter

6th Sunday of Easter. May 21, 2017. Acts 8:5-8,14-17; 1Pt 3:15-18; Jn 14:15-21 The language of the Spirit-filled We have received the gift of the Holy Spirit in Baptism and Confirmation. We have God’s Spirit being poured into our hearts … Continue reading

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Opening to the Holy Spirit: A homily for the Solemnity of Pentecost

Solemnity of Pentecost. May 15th 2016. Acts 2:1-11; 1Cor 12:3-7,12-13; Jn 20:19-23 Opening to the Spirit And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. So Jesus broke the chains of death, rose from the dead, threw open the stone … Continue reading

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Being consecrated souls: A homily for the Feast of the Lord’s Baptism

Feast of the Lord’s Baptism. January 10, 2016. Is 42:1-4,6-7; Acts 10:34-38; Lk 3:15-16,21-22 Being consecrated souls I was awakened from sleep by the beeping of my phone at about 2:30 am some months ago and I rushed to retrieve … Continue reading

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The power of imitating Christ: A homily for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. August 9th 2015. 1Kgs 19:4-8; Eph 4:30-5:2; Jn 6:41-51 The power of imitating Christ “I will raise him on the last day.” A man received a text message during Mass from a neighbor that read, … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit: Best gift of God above – A homily for the solemnity of Pentecost

Solemnity of Pentecost. May 23/24 2015 Gen 11:1-9; Acts 2:1-11; Rom 8:22-27; Jn 15:26-27; 16:12-15 The Holy Spirit: best gift of God above I recently saw an episode of the Cable TV show Hoarders that featured a particular woman who … Continue reading

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The Ascension and our Christian vocation: A homily for the solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Solemnity of the Ascension. May 17th 2015. Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Mk 6:15-20 The Ascension and our Christian vocation “Wow! That is an awesome story!” This is the response that I usually get whenever I share my vocation story, telling … Continue reading

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