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19 and 20 August 2017 Twentieth Sunday Ordinary Time A Homily

  19 and 20 August 2017 Twentieth Sunday Ordinary Time A Homily   Isaiah 56:1,6-7 Psalm 67 Romans 11:13-15,29-32 Matthew 15:21-28   My sisters and brothers in Christ. Do you ever wonder which of the “Acts of Jesús” really took … Continue reading

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12 and 13 August 2017 Nineteenth Sunday Ordinary Time A Homily

12 and 13 August 2017 Nineteenth Sunday Ordinary Time A Homily   First Kings 19:9,11-13 Psalm 119 Romans 8:28-30 Matthew 13:44-52   My sisters and brothers in Christ. Today we are treated to a plethora of “findings” of the divine … Continue reading

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9 August 2017 Eighteenth Week Ordinary Time Year 1 Homily

9 August 2017 Eighteenth Week Ordinary Time Year 1 Homily   Numbers 13:1-2,25-14:1,26-29,34-35 Psalm 106 Matthew 15:21-28   The land of Canaan was a new and exciting place. There appeared to be both a land “of milk and honey” as … Continue reading

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8 August 2017 Tuesday Eighteenth Week Ordinary Time Year 1 Homily

8 August 2017 Tuesday Eighteenth Week Ordinary Time Year 1 Homily   Numbers 12:1-13 Psalm 51 Matthew 15:1-2,10-14   Moses meets opposition from his followers. The LORD is angry and punishes Miriam, Aaron’s wife. Moses pleads for the healing of … Continue reading

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7 August 2017 Homily Monday Eighteenth Week Ordinary Time Year 1

7 August 2017 Homily Monday Eighteenth Week Ordinary Time Year 1 Numbers 11:4-15 Psalm 81 Matthew 14:22-36   The people complain about the food and slavery seems attractive. “Manna” means “What is it?” The only food the people had was … Continue reading

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5 and 6 August 2017 Transfiguration Year A Homily

5 and 6 August 2017 Transfiguration Year A Homily DANIEL 7:9-10,13-14 PSALM 97 SECOND PETER 1:16   MATTHEW 17:1-9 My sisters and brothers in Christ. Jesus is “transfigured” today in the Gospel. The setting for the transfiguration reminds us of … Continue reading

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2 August 2017 Wednesday Seventeenth Week Ordinary Year 1 Homily

2  August 2017 Wednesday Seventeenth Week Ordinary Year 1 Homily   Exodus 34:29-35 Psalm 99 Matthew 13:44-46   Moses’ finds out his face is “radiant”. This frightens the people. Being in touch with the divine is so radical an experience … Continue reading

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Richard Earl Smith Eucharist of Resurrection July 29, 2017

Richard Earl Smith Eucharist of Resurrection July 29, 2017                      Isaiah 4: 4-14  Psalm 21 First Corinthians 13:3-13 John 14:1-6 Family and friends of Richard Smith. The Parish Family of Saint Patrick’s … Continue reading

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29 and 30 July 2017 Seventeenth Sunday Ordinary Time A Homily

29 and 30 July 2017 Seventeenth Sunday Ordinary Time A Homily First Kings 3:5, 7-12 Psalm 119 Romans 8:28-30 Matthew 13:44-52   My sisters and brothers in Christ. The scriptures today present an abundance of rich images. I could go … Continue reading

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17 July 2017 Monday Fifteenth Week Ordinary Time Year 1

  17 July 2017 Monday Fifteenth Week Ordinary Time Year 1 1 Homily   Exodus 1:8, 14-22   Psalm 124 Matthew 10:34-11:1   The Egyptians discover the darker side of slavery. Slavery is good for the economy, for those in … Continue reading

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