Category: Christmas

Baptism-Covenant-Faith

BAPTISM OF THE LORD – C Living as a Covenant People (Isaiah 42:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 10:34-38; Luke 3:15-22) **************************************************** “Then Jesus came to John to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, ‘I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?’” This sentence, and today’s readings, are […]

Faith-Love

HOMILY CHRISTMAS SEASON – JANUARY 5th Becoming Icons of God’s Love on Earth: (1 Jn 4:11-18; Ps 72; Mk 6:45-52) ************************************************* “… because as he is, so are we in this world.” For some reason, this sentence stood out for me as a focal point for this homily, emerging as it did from the readings […]

Faith-Epiphany-Magi

HOMILY FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY Let Us Also Follow That Star (Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72; Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12) **************************************************************** In the fall of 2009, a couple from the Sageeng First Nations won the largest single lottery prize ever in Canada. They went into seclusion for several days as speculation swirled about how they […]

Prayer-Blessing-Praise-Mary Mother of God

Mary, Mother of God – New Year’s Day – Years ABC Pray, Bless and Praise (Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 67; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21) ************************************************************* Ritual, Theology and Narrative: these three words succinctly describe the three readings for today. In essence, they call us to bless one another; pray like Mary, and worship God like the […]

Faith-Elders-St. John

HOMILY – OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS – DECEMBER 30th Following the Wisdom of the Elders (1 Jn 2:12-17; Ps 96; Lk 2:36-40) *********************************************** What role do elders play in your life? Years of Indigenous ministry has taught me to appreciate the role of elders. The readings today present us two elders, St. John and Anna, who […]

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