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Catholic Charities as the Work of the Church

By Fr. Jeff | 08/30/2016

This past weekend was the first weekend since I came to St. Michael’s that I haven’t preached.  Instead, we welcomed Deacon Peter Dohr who serves as the Executive Director of Catholic Charities Wayne County.  He spoke to us about the important…

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 08/21/2016

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 66:18-21 Psalm 117:1, 2 Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13 Luke 13:22-30 Who is welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven? The Jews saw themselves as a chosen people, the only ones who would get into the Kingdom…

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 08/13/2016

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10 Psalm 40:2, 3, 4, 18 (14b) Hebrews 12:1-4 Luke 12:49-53 Jesus tells us that he comes to bring division, to set father against son and mother against daughter, and in-laws fighting.  The…

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The Need for Martyrs

By Fr. Jeff | 08/10/2016

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Lawrence.  He was a deacon under Pope St. Sixtus II and was martyred in 258 A.D.  Yesterday we celebrated the optional memorial of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (aka Edith Stein) who…

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 08/07/2016

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Wisdom 18:6-9 Psalm 33:1, 12, 18-19, 20-22 Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19 Luke 12:32-48 Last week we saw Jesus’ reaction to the man who asks him to tell his brother to share the inheritance.  Jesus wasn’t interested…

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