Category: Advent

Prophecy-Authority-St. Lucy

HOMILY ADVENT WEEK 03 01 – Year II Responding to Prophecy with Authority: Memorial of St. Lucy (Num 24:2-27; Ps 25; Mt 21:23-27) ********************************************* How much authority do you exercise? Today’s readings invite us to speak out with faith and exercise our authority as baptized believers in Jesus. In the first reading from Numbers, the […]

Faith-Repentance-Our Lady of Guadalupe

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT Joyful, Transformative Love: Our Lady of Guadalupe (Zephaniah 3:14-18; Isaiah 12; Phil 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18) Note: Blended with Archbishop Don Bolen’s Advent Homily in preparation for the delegation to visit Pope Francis. *********************************************************************************************** In Canada, since 2002 at the initiative of the Canadian Catholic Indigenous Council, the Catholic Church in Canada […]

Faith-Devotion-Immaculate Conception of Mary

SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION Balancing Devotion with Imitation (Gen 3:9-20; Ps 98; Eph 1:3-12; Lk 1:26-38) ********************************************************** In November – December of 2016 and again in 2918, I was chaplain for a group of pilgrims to the Holy Land, and was privileged to preside at the Eucharist commemorating this feast of the Immaculate Conception. […]

God-Parables-St Ambrose

HOMILY ADVENT WEEK 02 02 – Year II God as Loving Father and Good Shepherd: Memorial of St. Ambrose (Is 40:1-11; Ps 96; Mt 18:12-14) ************************************************ There’s nothing like a parable to illustrate a spiritual point in a new way, or to offer new insight to a familiar point. Jesus used these short stories drawn […]

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