Homilies

Homily – February 17, 2021

This past Monday several other priests and I gathered for prayer at one of our parishes. The priest leading our holy hour and time of Adoration spoke about a few things that have aided his time spent before the Blessed Sacrament and his prayer during that time. One...

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Homily – February 14, 2021

Posture is defined as a position of the body, it can also be defined in terms of attitude. During Mass we sit, stand and kneel… a lot. Yet, it all means something and says something about our inner dispositions …Sitting is a posture of listening. We sit, ready to hear...

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Homily – January 24, 2021

As a kid I can remember playing with the other kids in the neighborhood… out on our bikes, throwing a ball around, playing in the brook, etc. From anywhere in the neighborhood, and I mean anywhere, I could hear her voice – MOM … and usually it was just 2 words:...

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Homily – January 17, 2021

The 1981 British historical drama, Chariots of Fire, is based on the true story of two British athletes in the 1924 Olympics. One of them is Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian. His parents were missionaries in China. In a scene with his sister, Jenny, Liddell...

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Homily – Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, 2021

The word ‘baptize’ from the Greek means ‘to immerse’. In the ritual of baptism, theologically, it is to be immersed or submerged, through the means of using water, into the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As first among the Sacraments of Initiation,...

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Homily – Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, 2021

In 1927, T.S. Eliot published a series of Christmas poems. The publication came on the backdrop of Eliot’s recent conversion to the Anglican Church. Included in this series is one poem entitled: The Journey of the Magi. It is an allegorical monologue that takes on the...

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