Category: Ordinary Time

HOMILY WEEK 10 03 – Year II Living in the Reign with Faith and Love (1 Kg 18:20-39; Ps 16; Mt 5:17-19) **************************************************** Years ago, I was inspired to offer a retreat entitled Living in the Reign. The readings today invite us to live in the Reign of God with the faith of Elijah and […]

St Barnabas

MEMORIAL – ST BARNABAS Returning to our Roots of Faith (Acts 11:21-26, 13:1-3; Ps 98; Mt 10:7-13) *************************************** The readings today, and this memorial of St. Barnabas, brings to mind a four-year renewal process we developed in our Archdiocese of Keewatin-The Pas years ago that was designed to involve everyone in the archdiocese. Based on […]

Beatitudes

HOMILY WEEK 10 01 – Year II The Beatitudes – Keys to the Kingdom (1 Kg 17:1-6; Ps 121; Mt 5:1-12) ***************************************** Many years ago, Marge Denis produced a slide series in the NWT entitled The Beatitude People. That is what we are called to be by Jesus – a Beatitude People – a people […]

Sacred Heart of Jesus

SOLEMNITY OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS – Year B Seeing Into the Heart of God Hosea 11:1-9; Is 12; Eph 3:8-19; Jn 19:31-37) **************************************************** Today, we celebrate the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a devotion rooted in John’s Gospel, where blood and water flowed from Jesus’ side at his crucifixion. Gazing at […]

St. Norbert

HOMILY WEEK 09 04 – Year II Love and Do What You Will: Optional Memorial of St. Norbert (2 Tim 2:8-15; Ps 25; Mk 12:28-34) ****************************************** How well are you able to love yourself? Are you struggling with low self-worth? Do you realize you might daily be breaking one of the commandments of Jesus? The […]

St. Boniface

HOMILY WEEK 09 03 – Year II Rekindling the Flame of the Holy Spirit: Memorial of St. Boniface (2 Tim 1:1-12; Ps 123; Mk 12:18-27) *********************************** Most of us, I would think, have had the experience of sitting by a campfire until it burned down to some glowing embers. We then got up to fan […]

Faith

HOMILY WEEK 09 02 – Year II Growing in Grace and Knowledge of Jesus Christ (2 Pt 3:12-18; Ps 90; Mk 12:13-17) ******************************************* St. Peter, in the first reading, recognizes that we are all keeping vigil – all waiting for the final coming of Jesus Christ to bring all of creation to fulfillment. In this […]

HOMILY WEEK 09 01 – Year II Faith, Trust and Participate: Memorial of St. Charles Lwanga and Companions (2 Pt 1:1-7; Ps 91; Mk 12:1-12) ************************************* “The last act is the greatest treason. To do the right deed for the wrong reason.”  That statement by  T.S. Eliot, in his play “Murder in the Cathedral” fits […]

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