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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 07/31/2022

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CEcclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23Psalm 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17 (95:8)Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11Luke 12:13-21July 31, 2022 Many people had come to Jesus for healing or to be freed from demons.  Today someone offers a different request,…

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How Are Saints Made?

By Fr. Jeff | 07/26/2022

I was recently asked to write about how saints are made in the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church has a formal process for recognizing saints. Please notice that I said “recognizing saints,” not “making saints.” Why the distinction? Because the…

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Lord, Teach Us How to Pray

By Fr. Jeff | 07/24/2022

Last Sunday, we heard of Abraham’s hospitality to the Lord. At that point, Abraham did not know it was the Lord. Now (17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C) the Lord says to Abraham, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah…

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New Upcoming Webinar – Praying the Rosary From the Heart

By Fr. Jeff | 07/23/2022

After 3 1/2 months without doing a webinar/presentation, I am happy to announce that I have scheduled a webinar for Thursday, August 25th, at 6:30 pm. called “Praying the Rosary From the Heart.” Here is a description of what I…

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The Catholic Liturgical Year and Lectionary

By Fr. Jeff | 07/19/2022

I recently had a couple who are regularly readers of this blog and participants in my webinars ask me if I have anything new to offer on the liturgical year and/or the lectionary. As regular readers they are already aware…

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 07/17/2022

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CGenesis 18:1-10aPsalm 15:2-3, 3-4, 5 (1a)Colossians 1:24-28Luke 10:38-42July 17, 2022 Abraham loved the Lord.  Today we hear of a time when “the LORD appeared to Abraham” but Abraham did not know it was the…

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The Eucharistic Prayers at Mass

By Fr. Jeff | 07/12/2022

In the fall of 2020 I did a series of presentations entitled, Uncovering the Treasures of the Mass. The goal of that series was to help people understand why we do what we do at Mass. From better understanding, we…

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Seeking the Lord

By Fr. Jeff | 07/10/2022

God had called Moses to lead his people from slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land. Our first reading today (15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C) comes just before Moses dies prior to the Israelites entering the promised land.…

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Medicine of Mercy

By Fr. Jeff | 07/05/2022

As I have been looking for topics for new articles for this blog, the topic of who can receive Communion in the Catholic Church has been in the news. In the news it involves politicians. I am not going to…

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With Freedom Comes Responsibilities

By Fr. Jeff | 07/04/2022

In our gospel reading today, Jesus frees people from illnesses. On the Cross, Jesus frees us from our sins. In the United States of America, today we celebrate another time of freedom. Today is July 4th. It is the anniversary…

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 07/03/2022

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CIsaiah 66:10-14cPsalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20 (1)Galatians 6:14-18Luke 10:1-12, 17-20July 3, 2022 We are called to be a missionary church. This means we are to share the gospel and God’s mercy with others.…

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