Homilies

Homily – March 13, 2022

Valerie Schultz is a Catholic freelance writer who contributes to one of the prayer books to which I subscribe. In a recent reflection she tells the story of herself as a college student on a study abroad program in Paris. One day she wandered into Notre Dame...

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Homily – March 6, 2022

Do you ever get a craving for a specific food or drink – like if I don’t get this soon I am going to murder someone?! Think about this – on Ash Wednesday what is the one thing you want the most … meat! But you can’t have it. A few weeks ago while on vacation, I said...

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Homily – February 27, 2022

Hypocrisy is defined as engaging in the same behavior or activity for which one also criticizes. The pharisees were often called out by Jesus as being hypocrites – they were quick to point out transgressions of Jewish Law but were not faithful observers of Law...

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Homily – February 13, 2022

Vocations HomilySt. Catherine of Siena ParishSpringfield, MA had the opportunity recently to attend the Installation of Acolyte at St. John XXIII National Seminary for our seminarian John Williams. Acolyte is one of the ministries that a man must receive in his steps...

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Homily – February 6, 2022

I have been watching the show The Chosen – a magnificent show on the life of Jesus. That which is interesting about this show is that it tries to fill in the gaps that the Gospels leave blank. Normally I am not a huge fan when a show or movie such as this that takes...

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Homily – January 30, 2022

Seven years ago a friend of mine from college – Paul – died of cancer. A few days before his funeral Mass his sister called me and asked if I would deliver the homily – to which I agreed, though I was terrified. I decided to go to his funeral via the March for Life in...

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