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24 May 2017 Wednesday Sixth Week Easter Homily

24 May  2017 Wednesday Sixth  Week Easter  Homily Acts 17:15-22-16:1 Psalm 148 John 16:12-15   Paul could “cover all of the bases”. Paul is escorted to Athens because there is some trouble over his preaching. Paul does not sit idly … Continue reading

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23 May 2017 Tuesday Sixth Week Easter Homily

23 May  2017 Tuesday Sixth  Week Easter  Homily Acts 16:22-24 Psalm 138 John 16:5-11   This story might be called “turning the tables”. “The crowd in Phillipi joined in the attack on Paul and Silas….(the authorities) threw them into prison.” … Continue reading

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22 May 2017 Monday Sixth Week Easter Homily

22 May  2017 Monday Sixth  Week Easter  Homily   Acts 16:11-15 Psalm 149 John 15:26-16:4   Philippi is “a leading city….and a Roman colony”. Paul and his group spend time there. This is an important city because one of Paul’s … Continue reading

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20 and 21 May 2017 Sixth Sunday of Easter A Homily

20 and 21 May 2017 Sixth Sunday of Easter A Homily Acts 8:5-8, 14-17 Psalm 66 First Peter 3:15-18 John 14:15-21   My sisters and brothers in Christ. We are approaching the end of the Easter Season. Next week we … Continue reading

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15 May 2017 Monday Fifth Week Easter Homily

15 May  2017 Monday Fifth  Week Easter  Homily Acts 14:5-18 Psalm 115 John 14:21-26 Imagine the thoughts that Paul and Barnabas had when they were renamed Zeus and Hermes. They could have enjoyed divine status but they chose to dissuade … Continue reading

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9 May 2017 Tuesday Fourth Week Easter Homily

9 May  2017 Tuesday Fourth Week Easter  Homily   Acts 11:19-26 Psalm 87 John 10:22-30   The death of Stephen begins a persecution that scatters the community of Jerusalem to various places. The custom is to preach the Gospel only … Continue reading

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8 May 2017 Monday Fourth Week of Easter Homily

8 May 2017 Monday Fourth Week of Easter  Homily   Acts 11:1-18 Psalm 42 John 10:11-18 “God has then granted life giving repentance to the Gentiles too.” This “opening” to the Gentiles was not an easily obtained step. Peter’s  vision … Continue reading

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6 and 7 May 2017 Fourth Sunday of Easter A Homily

6 and 7 May 2017 Fourth Sunday of Easter A Homily Acts 2:14, 26-41 Psalm 23 First Peter 2:20-25 John 10:1-10   My sisters and brothers in Christ. This Sunday is sometimes called “Good Shepherd Sunday” because, in the Gospel … Continue reading

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3 May 2017 Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles Homily

  3 May 2017 Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles Homily First Corinthians 15:1-8 Psalm 19 John 14:6-14   The First Reading today gives a summary of the “Gospel”. The “Gospel” or “Good News” is what Paul says we … Continue reading

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2 May 2017 Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter Homily

2 May 2017 Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter Homily   Acts 7:51-8:1 Psalm 31 John 6:30-35   Stephen “falls asleep” commanding  or asking the Lord “…do not hold this sin against them.”   Perhaps offering his life in … Continue reading

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