Homilies

Homily – July 25, 2021

Who do you follow … on the news, sports, social media, celebrities … who do you follow? Most of us have a favorite athlete, news anchor, YouTube or Instagram or Facebook persona … we have people that we follow. We like their talent, their politics, their message …...

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Homily – July 11, 2021

Who would want to be a priest today? Seriously … this is something I have heard from some people – from Catholics in our pews … Who would want to be a priest today? It was the very same question that was posed to me when I entered the seminary… It was a time when the...

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Homily – July 4, 2021

In a small First Communion class, Father was teaching the class about Jesus’ being present in the Eucharist. He told them that, behind the closed doors of the Tabernacle – the gold box in the high altar – is Jesus’ home. As Father was talking, one little boy was...

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Homily – June 27, 2021

In our Catholic tradition, following a period of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – where the Sacred Host is exposed on the altar – often, the priest or deacon will bless the people with the Blessed Sacrament in the monstrance (a sacred vessel that means “show”)....

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Homily – June 20, 2021

In the film Forrest Gump, there is a magnificent scene that depicts Forrest and his “first mate” Lt. Dan, surviving a violent storm at sea. The shrimping boat is being tossed about by the waves as if it was a plastic toy. Lt. Dan is seated high up in the “lookout” of...

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Homily – June 13, 2021

This past Sunday for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi I had the opportunity to go to the Eucharistic procession in Northampton. It was a deeply moving experience of which there were 2 things that struck me. First, as we processed out of St. Elizabeth’s church down King...

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