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Christmas 2016 – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 12/25/2016

Christmas 2016 – Mass During the Night Isaiah 9:1-6 Psalm 96:1-2, 2-3, 11-12, 13 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 December 25, 2016 We are here to celebrate something very holy.  We began with a song familiar to many, O Come All…

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4th Sunday in Advent, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 12/18/2016

4th Sunday in Advent, Year A Isaiah 7:10-14 Psalm 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 (7c, 10b) Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-24 December 18, 2016 Isaiah offers a sign to King Ahaz but the king refuses.  He tries to make his refusal look noble by…

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Some Resources on Apologetics

By Fr. Jeff | 12/15/2016

I just finished reading two separate books on “Apologetics.”  Before going any further I probably should provide a definition of what “apologetics” is.  Patrick Madrid in his book How to Do Apologetics: Making the Case for Our Faith (Our Sunday…

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3rd Sunday of Advent, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 12/11/2016

3rd Sunday in Advent, Year A Isaiah 35:1-6a, 10 Psalm 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10 James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-13 December 11, 2016 “Be patient.” These are the words of James offers to the recipients of his letter.  What are they to be patient…

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The Sacrament of Reconciliation

By Fr. Jeff | 12/10/2016

Today we have our Advent Penance Service that includes First Penance for some of our children.  Below I share my homily with you to encourage you to think about what the Sacrament of Reconciliation means.  You will find a link…

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2nd Sunday of Advent, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 12/04/2016

2nd Sunday in Advent, Year A Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 Romans 15:4-9 Matthew 3:1-12 December 4, 2016 Christmas is now just three weeks away.  So, our gospel readings shift from the Second Coming to the time just…

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Christmas is Coming

By Fr. Jeff | 12/02/2016

I just sent out a letter to all our parishioners at St. Michael’s with our Christmas Mass schedule.  In what follows, I share with you the first part of the letter for your reflection as we prepare for Christmas. We…

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