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4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 01/30/2022

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CJeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19Psalm 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15, 17 (see 15ab)1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13Luke 4:21-30January 30, 2022 “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” This is the first verse of today’s gospel.  It is…

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More from “The Catholic Gentleman”

By Fr. Jeff | 01/28/2022

A few days ago I began a new series of articles based on Sam Guzman’s book, The Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today (San Francisco: Ignatius Press. 2019) with an article titled “Are You for Real?” Today I offer my second article…

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Are You for Real?

By Fr. Jeff | 01/25/2022

“Authentic. Genuine. Handcrafted. Vintage. Real.” These are the first words in chapter 1 (page 17) of Sam Guzman’s book, The Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today (San Francisco: Ignatius Press. 2019). Are we who we claim to be? Do we…

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The Importance of God’s Word

By Fr. Jeff | 01/23/2022

God’s Word is important. God’s Word helps us know how we are called to live. Unfortunately, we don’t always listen. If we do hear it, we don’t always pay attention. This was true for the Israelites. Through revelation, the Law,…

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By Fr. Jeff | 01/18/2022

It is winter where I live. This means cold weather and snow but how predictable is the weather? Since about mid-last week, the weather forecasters in the northeast were calling for a significant snowstorm for Sunday into Monday. By last…

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 01/16/2022

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CIsaiah 62:1-5Psalm 96:1-2, 2-3, 7-8, 9-10 (3)1 Corinthians 12:4-11John 2:1-11January 16, 2022 Two Sundays ago, we celebrated the Epiphany of the Lord.  Last Sunday we ended our Christmas season with the Baptism of the…

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Hope, Death, and Suffering

By Fr. Jeff | 01/11/2022

I recently finished reading After Suicide: There’s Hope for Them and For You by Fr. Chris Alar, MIC and Br. Jason Lewis, MIC (Stockbridge, MA: Marian Press. 2019). As indicated by the title, the book is specifically written for those…

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The Baptism of the Lord

By Fr. Jeff | 01/09/2022

With this Sunday’s celebration of the Baptism of the Lord our Christmas season ends. Christmas is a time of great hope. We hear the Christmas story of Jesus’ birth, we see Jesus laying in the manger, and our hearts are…

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Upcoming Webinar – Starting Lent Right

By Fr. Jeff | 01/05/2022

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (March 2nd) and ends as we begin the Easter Triduum (Easter Sunday is April 17th).  We know the rules about abstaining from meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent.  Have you ever thought…

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What Do We Want to be Different in 2022?

By Fr. Jeff | 01/04/2022

Last week I wrote an article about new year’s resolutions (“A New Beginning”). Today I will share some thoughts about what we might be looking forward to in 2022. I think the thing most obvious thing that we would all…

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The Epiphany of the Lord – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 01/02/2022

The Epiphany of the LordIsaiah 60:1-6Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13 (11)Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6Matthew 2:1-12January 2, 2022 Today we celebrate The Epiphany of the Lord. We know the story of the magi, traditionally referred to as the three kings.  They came…

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