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Homily - Friday 16th Week in Ordinary Time

Jul 30, 2020
James Tissot / Public domainOf the different kinds of soil presented in the parable of the sower I would like to focus on the rocky ground.  This is the person who welcomes the Word of God and it begins to sprout in his heart, but because of lack of perseverance in the face of challenges it cannot grow deep roots and dies.  This is a fairly common scenario.  We have an encounter with
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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jul 12, 2020
Readings:1st Reading: Isaiah 55:10-11Resp. Psalm: Psalm 65:10, 11, 12-13, 142nd Reading: Romans 8:18-23Gospel: Matthew 13:1-23In the first reading the prophet Isaiah said that God's Word has an effect. Just as water from Heaven in the form of rain makes the earth fertile and makes plants and trees grow and bear fruit, listening and acting on God's Word will make us grown in the faith, and help the
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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Oct 05, 2019
Print by Gustave Doré illustrating the parable ofthe rich man and Lazarus, from the Gospel of Luke.Public domainReadings:1st Reading: Amos 6:4-7Resp. Psalm Psalm 146:7, 8-9, 9-102nd Reading: 1 Timothy 6:11-16Gospel: Luke 16:19-31We may wonder why some people seem to "get away" with crimes and not worshiping God as they should. Put another way, why does God allow the
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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jul 19, 2019
Readings:1st Reading: Deuteronomy 30:10-14Resp. Psalm Psalm 69:14,17,30-31,33-34, 36, 372nd Reading: Colossians 1:15-20Gospel: Luke 10:25-37The theme of the readings today is very simple. Do unto others as you would have God do for you. Follow the commandments. Put God first and love your neighbor as yourself. In stating this there tends to be one person we are apt to forget. We must also love ourselves.
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