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Thanksgiving and What Lies Ahead

By Fr. Jeff | 11/28/2013

Today is Thanksgiving.  It’s a national holiday but it is also an appropriate day to celebrate in the church.  We are a people of thanksgiving.  The word Eucharist actually comes from a Greek word that means thanksgiving.  Every time we…

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Homily – Christ the King, Year C

By Fr. Jeff | 11/25/2013

Christ the King, Year C 2 Samuel 5:1-3 Colossians 1:12-20 Luke 23:35-43 November 24, 2013 The Israelites realize it is time to make David their king.  God had already anointed David as king but the Israelites are just coming to…

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Homily – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

By Fr. Jeff | 11/17/2013

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C Malachi 3:19-20a 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 Luke 21:5-19 November 17, 2013   Next week we will celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King and then the weekend after that we will begin Advent.  Advent…

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Homily – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

By Fr. Jeff | 11/10/2013

32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5 Luke 20:27-38 November 10, 2013   The Resurrection is a central mystery of our faith.  The Resurrection is essential to who we are as Christians.  At…

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What Pope Francis Has Been Doing, Part II

By Fr. Jeff | 11/06/2013

Yesterday I read a news story on the NBC news website about Pope Francis announcing that the Vatican will survey the church before next year’s synod on the family.   As the story says, it is “fascinating” that this will…

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What Pope Francis Has Been Doing, Part I

By Fr. Jeff | 11/06/2013

Today, I would like to write about two different things that Pope Francis has done this week.  The first happened today.  At noon Rome time, Pope Francis named Bishop Salvatore R. Matano as the ninth Bishop of Rochester.  I was…

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Homily – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Fr. Jeff | 11/03/2013

31st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C Wisdom 11:22-12:2 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2 Luke 19:1-10 November 3, 2013 Zacchaeus was seen as a sinner.  He was a tax collector and tax collectors were known for their extortion.  In those days, extortion…

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Praying for the Dead

By Fr. Jeff | 11/02/2013

Here is an article I wrote for the cover of our bulletin. A Time to Honor Those Who Have Gone Before Us On Friday we celebrated All Saints’ Day.  Throughout the year there are feasts and memorials of many different…

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The Solemnity of All Saints

By Fr. Jeff | 11/01/2013

Today (November 1st) we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints.  There are many saints known by name.  When I asked our parish school children to name some saints, half of their hands went up immediately.  Saints are important to us. …

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