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Homily – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

By Fr. Jeff | 01/26/2014

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Isaiah 8:23-9:3 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17 Matthew 4:12-23 January 26, 2014 Why did Jesus come into our human world?  Why would Jesus who is consubstantial with the Father be willing to give up…

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It’s Really Jesus!

By Fr. Jeff | 01/20/2014

Two recent things have led me to think about our Catholic belief in the Eucharist. First, this Sunday’s gospel contains John the Baptist’s testimony of Jesus as “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (see…

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Homily – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

By Fr. Jeff | 01/20/2014

2nd Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A Isaiah 49:3, 5-6 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 John 1:29-34 January 19, 2014 Here comes Jesus!  One might have expected that as soon as John saw Jesus he might run to Jesus with great…

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Homily – Baptism of the Lord, Year A

By Fr. Jeff | 01/12/2014

Baptism of the Lord, Year A Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 Acts 10:34-38 Matthew 3:13-17 January 12, 2014 Isaiah speaks of the “suffering servant” chosen by the Lord to receive his spirit and who pleases the Lord.  People ask who this “suffering…

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Homily – The Epiphany of the Lord, Year A

By Fr. Jeff | 01/05/2014

Epiphany, Year A Isaiah 60:1-6 Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6 Matthew 2:1-12 January 5, 2014 The magi see a star and knew it signified the birth of a newborn king and not just any king but a newborn king of the Jews.…

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Welcome Bishop Salvatore Matano

By Fr. Jeff | 01/04/2014

Yesterday (Friday, January 3, 2014), Bishop Salvatore Matano was installed as the ninth bishop of our diocese. This brings to an end the vacancy in Rochester that lasted almost sixteen months beginning in September 2012 when Bishop Clark’s retirement was…

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Homily – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

By Fr. Jeff | 01/01/2014

Mary, Mother of God, Year A Numbers 6:22-27 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:16-21 January 1, 2014 God is instructing Moses to have Aaron and his sons, who serve as the priests, to offer a special blessing for the people.  They are…

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