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Accomplishment vs. Meaning: What Drives You?

By Fr. Jeff | 04/30/2017

I have been reflecting on what fulfills me.  What is it that motivates me in what I do?  Ultimately, I am trying to fulfill God’s will for me.  Initially one might think it should be easy to do God’s will.…

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3rd Sunday of Easter, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 04/30/2017

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year A Acts 2:14, 22-23 Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 1 Peter 1:17-21 Luke 24:13-35 Once again, we hear a story of the disciples right after the tomb was found empty.  This time it is…

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So What?

By Fr. Jeff | 04/24/2017

Jesus was born on Christmas as a little baby laid in a manger.  What does this mean for us? Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist.  What does this mean for us? Jesus did many great…

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2nd Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 04/23/2017

2nd Sunday of Easter, Sunday of Divine Mercy Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 1 Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31 Last week we celebrated Holy Week that culminated in the death and resurrection of Jesus.  The tomb was found empty.  Some…

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Care for Creation

By Fr. Jeff | 04/19/2017

Yesterday I attended our annual diocesan Ministerium.  The speaker was Fr. Donald Senior, CP.  His topic was “Laudato Si’: Biblical Reflections for a Spirituality of Creation.”  Using Pope Francis’ encyclical, “Laudato Si” he spoke about our relationship with God, each…

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Easter Vigil 2017, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 04/16/2017

Easter Vigil Genesis 1:1-2:2 Genesis 22:1-18 Exodus 14:15-15:1 Isaiah 55:1-11 Romans 6:3-11 Matthew 28:1-10 April 15, 2017 Holy week is the most special time of the year for us.  We began it on Sunday with the blessing of the Palms…

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Good Friday 2017 – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 04/14/2017

Good Friday Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1-19:42 April 14, 2017 Jesus has died. It was a horrible death.  It started when he was betrayed by Judas, one of his own disciples. …

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Holy Thursday 2017 Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 04/13/2017

Holy Thursday Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-18 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-15 April 13, 2017 Tonight we begin something very special, our Easter Triduum.  The word “triduum” means three days.  What we begin tonight lasts until Sunday.  Our…

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Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 04/09/2017

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year A Matthew 21:1-11 Isaiah 50:4-7 Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 Philippians 2:6-11 Matthew 26:14-27:66 April 9, 2017 Our opening blessing of the palms begins the holiest time of the year for…

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Video Presentation – Evangelization and Apologetics

By Fr. Jeff | 04/08/2017

Monday I led my third and final presentation for this Lent.  This topic is very important to me as I think helping people develop their own relationship with Jesus and then to share it with others is an essential part…

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Responding to Syria

By Fr. Jeff | 04/07/2017

It was reported in the news earlier this week that there was an attack in Syria using chemical weapons.  This is considered an attack by the government in power against its own people.  In response to this specific attack following…

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5th Sunday of Lent, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 04/02/2017

5th Sunday of Lent, Year A Ezekiel 37:12-14 Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 Romans 8:8-11 John 11:1-45 April 2, 2017 Last week we heard the story of the man born blind and how Jesus gave him physical sight and then…

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