Homilies and Notes

Platters and Baskets

August 4, 2020
Loaves and Fishes Mosaic

Eighteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time, Year A, Matthew 14:13-21 What do you call the round, flat ceramic object where you put the food that sits right in front of you…

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Encountering God requires Humility

June 11, 2020
OLL Logo

What are the things in your life that make you humble? What are the circumstances and situations which never fail to make you feel small, like you want to run…

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Divine Mercy Sunday, Year A, John 20:19-31

April 25, 2020
Caravaggio - The Incredulity of Saint Thomas

Read the beginning of the Gospel another time like this:  On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for…

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Homily for Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 29, 2020

March 31, 2020
Cemetery of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Koeltztown, MO

The 20th Century brought forth into the world incomprehensible tragedy human history and tested the limits of reason and science.  One of the more popular slogans that appeared in the…

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Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A, John 9:1-42

March 22, 2020
Lighthouse in Oregon

                This is the Sunday of Enlightenment as we proclaim Jesus, the Light to the World that shines in the darkness of sin and ignorance. The readings are about seeing: …

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Third Sunday of Lent, Year A, John 4:5-52

March 17, 2020
Village Well

Jesus is thirsting for our charity. The Son of God comes into a village on a hot, dry day, and sits down on the well. He tired, he’s hungry, he’s…

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Second Sunday of Lent, Year A, Matthew 17:1-9

March 10, 2020

The three pillars of our Lenten discipline are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Last Sunday we heard about fasting and sacrifice in the story of Christ’s fasting in the desert after…

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1st Sunday of Lent, Year A, Matthew 4:1-11

March 10, 2020

Lent has begun. Catholics throughout the world have begun our Lenten discipline of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, acts of penance that are meant to purify us and prepare us to…

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