Monthly Archives: December 2018

Christmas III Mother of God

Christmas III – Mother of God 2018 – Cycle ABC Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 67; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21     Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. When we pray these words, we make the words of … Continue reading

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Christmas II Holy Family

Christmas II – Holy Family 2018 – Cycle ABC Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14; Psalm 128; Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 2:41-52 I didn’t know what to do with myself so I began opening envelopes.  I realized the pile of greetings were a strange … Continue reading

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A Funeral Homily

A homily on the occasion of a mother’s death 28 December 2018 Wisdom 3:1 – 9; Psalm 15; Titus 2:11 – 14; John 11:17 – 27 I turned off the lights in the living room where mom was sleeping and … Continue reading

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Christmas I Nativity

Christmas I – Nativity 2017 – Cycle ABC Isaiah 9:1-6; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14               “And she gave birth to her firstborn son…”  A very human moment. The simple statement of which … Continue reading

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Advent IV

Advent IV 2018 – Cycle C Micah 5:1-4a; Psalm 80; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45 Do you have a parlor in your home?  Do you know what a parlor is?  It’s a word we don’t use anymore having instead “family rooms” … Continue reading

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Advent III

Advent III 2018– Cycle C Zephaniah 3:14-18a; Isaiah 12; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18   “…we know exactly what we want and what we do not want, there are so many different things which give us pleasure or pain, now we … Continue reading

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Advent II

Advent II 2018– Cycle C Baruch 5:1-9; Psalm 126; Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11; Luke 3:1-6 Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate, Herod, Annas and Caiaphas are all familiar names to us from the Gospels. They are the names of those having political and … Continue reading

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