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The Communion Debate

By Fr. Jeff | 11/30/2021

There is confusion over the question of who can receive Communion in the Catholic Church. The question comes up in the news because of prominent politicians who are Catholic but support abortion. Unfortunately, this leads to the politicization of the…

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Preparing for the Coming

By Fr. Jeff | 11/28/2021

Soon we will celebrate the first Coming of Jesus with our Christmas season. Christmas is too important to celebrate with just a single day. We celebrate Christmas a season that begins with our Christmas Masses and lasts until we celebrate…

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What Jesus Thinks of You

By Fr. Jeff | 11/26/2021

In today’s first reading (Friday, 34th Week in Ordinary Time, Year I), we hear of a vision the prophet Daniel has. It contains imagery we may not understand, at least I know I don’t understand. The Bible continues a lot…

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Thanksgiving Giving Day Homily 2021

By Fr. Jeff | 11/25/2021

Thanksgiving DaySirach 50:22-24Psalm 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-111 Corinthians 1:3-9Luke 17:11-19November 25, 2021 Ten lepers came to Jesus calling out, “Jesus, Master!  Have pity on us!” Jesus replied by cleansing them of their leprosy.  They had come to Jesus looking…

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A Polarized People

By Fr. Jeff | 11/23/2021

I recently saw a news headline where a health official involved in the government’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic said he did not cause political divisiveness. He is right. We have been becoming a polarized people for some time. This…

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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year B – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 11/21/2021

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year BDaniel 7:13-14Psalm 93:1, 1-2, 5 (1a)Revelation 1:5-8John 18:33b-37November 21, 2021 This is the last Sunday of our liturgical year.  We always celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of…

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Part II of Series on Prayer Now Available

By Fr. Jeff | 11/19/2021

I just uploaded the recording of the second webinar in my new series on prayer, Giving Our Hearts to God: What It Means to Pray. You can view the view and see the slides at This presentation focuses on Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, and…

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A Busy Week

By Fr. Jeff | 11/16/2021

I find myself having gone a week without posting an article here (except for the normal reflection on the Sunday readings). I haven’t written for two reasons. First, I find myself without definitive thoughts to write about. Sometimes an idea…

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The Hour Draws Closer

By Fr. Jeff | 11/14/2021

Our liturgical year in the church is drawing to a close. In two weeks we will begin a new year with the First Sunday of Advent. As we draw this year to a close, our readings turn to the end…

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Can the Holy Souls in Purgatory Pray for Us?

By Fr. Jeff | 11/08/2021

In my homily this weekend, I spoke about Purgatory and praying for the dead. Purgatory is an important part of our Catholic faith and understanding of what happens to us after earthly death. Unfortunately, it is not talked about much.…

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 11/07/2021

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B1 Kings 17:10-16Psalm 146:7, 8-9, 9-10 (1b)Hebrews 9:24-28Mark 12:38-44November 7, 2021 Today we hear of people who contributed to the temple treasury.  There are the rich people who put in large sums from their…

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Homily for Mass of Remembrance

By Fr. Jeff | 11/02/2021

Mass of Remembrance for Those Who Died in the Last YearWisdom 3:1-91 Thessalonians 4:13-18Luke 23:44-46, 50, 52-53; 24:1-6aNovember 2, 2021 Each person that we pray for by name tonight died in the last year.  It may have been a year…

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