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December 31st

By Fr. Jeff | 12/31/2012

Today is December 31st.  It is the end of our secular year 2012.  Tomorrow will be January 1st and mark the beginning of a New Year.  Just a few weeks ago we marked the end of the last liturgical year…

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Feast of the Holy Family Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 12/31/2012

Holy Family, Year C  1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-8 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24 Luke 2:41-52 December 30, 2012 Christmas is not over.  Christmas is too important to be a single day.  We celebrate Christmas as a season from Christmas Day till…

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The Holy Innocents

By Fr. Jeff | 12/28/2012

Today, December 28th, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Innocents.  The story of the Holy Innocents is found in Matthew 2:13-18.  Herod was king of the region and had heard from the Magi that a new king had been…

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Christmas Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 12/25/2012

Christmas, Year C Isaiah 9:1-6 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 December 25, 2012 O Come All Ye Faithful! Familiar words to many.  It’s my favorite Christmas hymn. It also fits today.  Look at all the people.  There’s something about Christmas that…

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Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

By Fr. Jeff | 12/24/2012

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Micah 5:1-4a Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-45 December 23, 2012 A tale of two women. Today’s gospel speaks of two women.  I should say two very important women.  They are important because of the…

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Sunday Homily – December 16, 2012 – With Reference to Sandy Hook

By Fr. Jeff | 12/16/2012

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C  Zephaniah 3:14-18a Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:10-18 December 16, 2012 Zephaniah calls us upon the people to shout for joy, be glad, and exult.  He writes before the Babylonian Exile when the Kingdom of…

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Only God Knows

By Fr. Jeff | 12/15/2012

Another tragic shooting has happened in our country.  Yesterday (Friday, December 14, 2012) a man went into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut.  Twenty children are dead along with six adults at the school (including the principal who working…

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Homily 2nd Sunday of Advent 12/9/12

By Fr. Jeff | 12/10/2012

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Baruch 5:1-9 Philippians 1:4-6, 9-11 Luke 3:1-6 December 9, 2012 As we ended the last liturgical year and began our season of Advent our readings pointed to the End Times.  We called to…

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The Immaculate Conception

By Fr. Jeff | 12/08/2012

Today (December 8th) we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  This year it falls on Saturday but because it is our National Feast Day in the United States, it remains a Holy Day of…

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Homily – 1st Sunday of Advent

By Fr. Jeff | 12/06/2012

1st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C Jeremiah 33:14-16 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2 Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 December 2, 2012 We hear Jeremiah speak the prophecy of God’s promise to raise up a “just shoot” for David.  This is the prophecy of…

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A Great Treasure

By Fr. Jeff | 12/03/2012

After the Sunday morning Masses, I had the opportunity to join our two parish youth groups (Middle School & Senior High) for a joint session where they had the opportunity to ask me questions.  I went in with no set…

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