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The Sacrifice of the Mass

By Fr. Jeff | 03/31/2020

In the articles I have written during the Coronavirus crisis, my discussion about the Eucharist has so far focused on the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. It is his Body and Blood that give us spiritual nourishment. Now,…

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Our Desire for the Eucharist

By Fr. Jeff | 03/29/2020

When I posted my homily last week, I included a link to an Act of Spiritual Communion and some information about it. It was the first week after Masses were suspended because of the Coronavirus in the Diocese of Rochester…

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5th Sunday of Lent, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 03/28/2020

A reminder that you can find a list of Masses online at 5th Sunday of Lent, Year AEzekiel 37:12-14 Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 (7)Romans 8:8-11John 11:1-45March 29, 2020 Last week we hear the story of Jesus opening the…

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Being “Church”

By Fr. Jeff | 03/26/2020

We continue to be separated to do our part to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. I miss seeing the people. I miss gathering together to celebrate the Eucharist. Celebrating the Eucharist is the most important thing we can do.…

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Staying Connected

By Fr. Jeff | 03/24/2020

We are not currently able to gather together to celebrate Mass because of the Coronavirus. The Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith (Lumen Gentium, 11). Thus, this time without public celebration of the Eucharist might seem a…

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Seeing the Best and/or Worst in Us

By Fr. Jeff | 03/22/2020

Difficult times can bring out the best and the worst in us. It is in our response to difficult times that we witness to the world what we really believe. It is in difficult times that we can find out…

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4th Sunday of Lent, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 03/21/2020

For those unable to attend Mass this Sunday, here are some helpful links before sharing my homily: Catholic Courier list of TV and Online Masses Readings for this Sunday, March 22, 2020 Act of Spiritual Communion 4th Sunday of Lent,…

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Presentation on the Sacraments of Healing

By Fr. Jeff | 03/20/2020

I was scheduled to do the next presentation in my series on the Sacraments on March 25th. Like so many other things, because of the Coronavirus, that in-person has been cancelled. Because of the uncertainty of how long it will…

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Facing the Coronavirus With Prayer

By Fr. Jeff | 03/19/2020

On Tuesday I wrote an article, “What are We to do Without the Mass” on how we can stay connected to God. There I spoke of the importance of the Eucharist in our lives and pointed to the new “Prayer…

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What are We to do Without the Mass?

By Fr. Jeff | 03/17/2020

The way in which we live out our faith has changed drastically in the last two weeks. We first heard of the Coronavirus in China back in December. It has been spreading since then. Other countries like Italy began to…

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3rd Sunday of Lent, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 03/15/2020

3rd Sunday of Lent, Year AExodus 17:3-7Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 (8)Romans 5:1-2, 5-8John 4:5-42March 15, 2020 After God set them free from slavery in Egypt, the Israelites found themselves in the desert thirsting for water.  Water is not just a…

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2nd Sunday of Lent, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 03/08/2020

2nd Sunday of Lent, Year AGenesis 12:1-4aPsalm 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22 (22)2 Timothy 1:8b-10Matthew 17:1-9March 8, 2020 We hear today the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration.  He took Peter, James, and John “and led them up a high mountain.”  On the…

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Conclusion on “How Do You Evangelize a Culture That Used to be Christian?”

By Fr. Jeff | 03/07/2020

Today I conclude the series of blog articles I have been writing in my attempt to reflect on the question, “How do you evangelize a culture that used to be Christian?”  Of course, the ministry of evangelization will continue as…

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A New Video Presentation on the Eucharist

By Fr. Jeff | 03/06/2020

I just uploaded the video of my latest presentation in my series on the Sacraments. This video is almost two hours because the Eucharist is so important. Peace, Fr. Jeff P.S. Please pray that in future presentations, I always go…

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1st Sunday of Lent, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 03/01/2020

1st Sunday of Lent, Year AGenesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 17 (3a)Romans 5:12-19Matthew 4:1-11March 1, 2020 We have begun our season of Lent.  It is a time of preparation for Easter.  So, it is a time for us to…

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