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Overcoming the Fear of Uncertainty

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Jeremiah 20:10-13; Psalm 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35; Romans 5:12-15; Matthew 10:26-33 My homily, recorded at the 8:30 Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Sunday, June 21, 2020 Audio Recording Happy Father’s Day! The last time I had the privilege of delivering a homily at the 8:30 Mass was on March 15, at the time we …

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Keeping Christ’s Commandments

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Sixth Sunday of Easter Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14:15-21 My homily, recorded at the Vigil Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Saturday, May 16, 2020 Video Recording “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Jesus tells us in today’s gospel reading that the only way we can demonstrate our …

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Marriage, Divorce and the Church

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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle A Sirach 15:15-20; Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34; 1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Matthew 5:17-37 My homily at the 5:00 Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Saturday, February 15, 2020 Audio Recording On this weekend following Valentine’s Day, I think it’s appropriate that we reflect on what Jesus tells us in today’s gospel reading about marriage.  …

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Answering our Baptismal Call to Holiness

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle A Isaiah 49:3, 5-6; Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10; 1 Corinthians 1:1-3; John 1:29-34 My homily at the 8:30 and 11:00 Masses at Our Lady of Fatima Sunday, January 19, 2020 Audio Recording One of the great privileges of being a deacon is that I get to administer the sacrament of baptism. …

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Epiphany Announcement of Easter and the Moveable Feasts

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On New Year’s Day I learned that I would be chanting the Epiphany Announcement of Easter and the Moveable Feasts for the coming year. This is an ancient tradition in the Church, dating back to a time before calendars were readily available. Learn more on the USCCB website. I was a bit nervous about doing this, but I had experience …

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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe!

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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – Cycle C 2 Samuel 5:1-3; Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5; Colossians 1:12-20; Luke 23:35-43 My homily at the 5:00 PM Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Saturday, November 23, 2019 Audio Recording Today is the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, the last Sunday in our liturgical year.  …