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Advent Waiting Anticipates Endtime Fulfillment

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel.  Nov. 29, 2022.] The last weeks of Ordinary time were about the end of time when the Son of Man, Jesus Christ, appears as Christ the King, the King of Heaven and Earth. Having painstakingly proclaimed the … Continue reading

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Unprofitable Servants

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel. Nov 8, 2022.] “When you have done all that you have been commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do’” (Lk. 17:10). Having done a long day’s work does not … Continue reading

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He was Wealthy, a Tax Collector, and Short.

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel.  31st Sunday in Ordinary Time.  October 30, 2022.] In Chapter 19 of the Gospel according to Luke, Jesus’ long journey to Jerusalem ends.  In Jerusalem, he will offer his sacrifice on the cross for the salvation of … Continue reading

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The Mustard Seed and the Leaven in the Dough

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel.  October 25, 2022.] Our Gospel for today speaks about the Kingdom of God.  The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed.  The Kingdom of God is like leaven in dough.  Both similes are profound and provocative. … Continue reading

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Put Greed to Death

[Homily.  October 17, 2022.] “There was once a farmer who possessed the most wonderful Goose you can imagine, for every day when he visited the nest, the Goose had laid a beautiful, glittering, golden egg. “The farmer took the eggs … Continue reading

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From Our Lady of Victory to Our Lady of the Rosary

[Homily:  Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7, 2022.] Today’s Marian celebration was not always called the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.  Originally it was called the Feast of our Lady of Victory.    The victory that … Continue reading

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On the Nature of Christian Mission

[Homily.  Luke 10:1-24.  October 1, 2022.] The Gospel for today from Luke 10:17-24 recounts the return of the disciples from their first missionary journey.  But it is only part of a much larger meditation by the evangelist Luke on Christian … Continue reading

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Praying Before the Crucified Lord

[Homily. Assumption Chapel. 24 Sept 2022.] Yesterday we reflected in our first readings on the wisdom of Qoheleth;  the wisdom of being content with life in an unchanging world lived from the hand of God.  That was wisdom we said … Continue reading

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Wisdom that Calls Forth a Deeper Wisdom

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel.  Sept 23, 2022.] Yesterday and today our first readings are taken from the Book of Ecclesiastes, also known as Qoheleth.  Let us reflect on these readings today. The book opens with the introductory declaration: “The words of … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mary, Model for Evangelization, on Her Birthday

[Homily.  Assumption Chapel.  Sept. 8, 2022.] Today is the Feast of the Nativity of Mary. In our Church, the theologians say there are other more important celebrations of Mary.  The three solemnities of Mary are the Immaculate Conception, the Divine … Continue reading

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