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Leadership Advice from St. Bernard of Clairvaux

By Fr. Jeff | 04/26/2022

Prompted by some other recent reading, I just finished reading Five Books on Consideration Advice to a Pope written by St. Bernard of Clairvaux (translated by John D. Anderson and Elizabeth T. Kennan. Athens, OH: Cistercian Publications. 1976, Third Printing…

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Divine Mercy Sunday, Year C – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 04/24/2022

Divine Mercy Sunday (2nd Second of Easter), Year CActs 5:12-16Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 (1) Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19John 20:19-31April 24, 2022 It is not always easy to follow God.  We see this with the prophets in the Old Testament.  For…

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Easter Sunday Morning, Year C – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 04/17/2022

Easter Sunday, Year CActs of the Apostles 10:34a, 37-43Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 (24)Colossians 3:1-4John 20:1-9April 17, 2022 Early, “while it was still dark,” Mary of Magdala came to the tomb on the first day of the week. Whose tomb?  Why…

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Easter Vigil, Year C – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 04/16/2022

Easter Vigil, Year CGenesis 1:1-2:2Genesis 22:1-18Exodus 14:15-15:1Isaiah 55:1-11Romans 6:3-11Luke 24:1-12April 16, 2022 “In the beginning…the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss.” From the formless, God created order.  From the darkness, God brought light, not just light…

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Some Thoughts for Holy Thursday

By Fr. Jeff | 04/14/2022

Today is Holy Thursday. At the Last Supper Jesus instituted both the Eucharist and the Priesthood. He instituted the Eucharist as He celebrated the Passover, taking that and transforming it into the Eucharist. The Passover was set by God (see…

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What Mercy Offers

By Fr. Jeff | 04/12/2022

We need God’s mercy. Our world is in need of God’s mercy and we need it as individuals. We are human beings who are not perfect. At times we fall short of doing good and we need forgiveness. As look…

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What Holy Week Offers

By Fr. Jeff | 04/11/2022

Today is Monday of Holy Week. What we celebrate at the end of Holy Week are the most solemn liturgies of the year. Today’s readings lead me to think about what God offers us this week. Today’s first reading, Isaiah…

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

By Fr. Jeff | 04/10/2022

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year CLuke 19:28-40 Isaiah 50:4-7Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 (28)Philippians 2:6-11Luke 22:14-23:56April 10, 2022 Our Passion narrative today begins, “When the hour came, Jesus took his place.”  What hour?  What was his…

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Video – Finding Peace and Healing in a Troubled World Part III

By Fr. Jeff | 04/08/2022

I completed my series, Finding Peace and Healing in a Troubled World, with Part III last night. The slides and video are now available online at If you watch video in the next few days, you can complete an…

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The Ministry of Priests

By Fr. Jeff | 04/05/2022

I recently read a new book, Priests in Love with God and Eager to Witness to the Gospel by Archbishop Emeritus Alfred Hughes (San Francisco: Ignatius Press. 2021). He wrote the book with seminarians in mind but also for reflection…

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Handing Our Sins to God

By Fr. Jeff | 04/03/2022

There are numerous stories in the Bible. I would consider today’s (Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year C) gospel of the woman caught in adultery as one that many people remember. You may remember it but how much do you reflect…

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