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Before Respect Life Month Ends

By Fr. Jeff | 10/31/2022

October is Respect Life Month. Life is a precious gift from God. Life must be cherished from the moment it begins at conception and continues until it ends naturally and at every point in between. Today is October 31st, the…

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You Matter to God

By Fr. Jeff | 10/30/2022

At times we may feel like no one is listening, that no one cares about us. We might feel like we do not matter. We feel small and insignificant. How can little old me matter to God. After all, “Before…

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Second Video Presentation in series “Being Church in Today’s World”

By Fr. Jeff | 10/28/2022

Last night I presented Part II in my new series of presentations, Being Church in Today’s World. The video recording and slides are available at . If you watch the video in the next couple of days, you can complete an online evaluation…

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Some Saints to Consider

By Fr. Jeff | 10/25/2022

While I was on retreat last week two things happened that led me to think about some of the saints who inspire me. The first was that we celebrated the feastdays of some of them. Secondly, as I was reading…

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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 10/23/2022

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year CSirach 35:12-14, 16-18Psalm 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23 (7a)2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18Luke 18:9-14October 23, 2022 Once again Jesus tells a parable, this time “to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone…

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Spending Time Away

By Fr. Jeff | 10/21/2022

As I write this, I am almost done with some time off.  When I write “time off” I suspect the word “vacation” probably comes to mind for many of you.  What is the purpose of a vacation?  When I think…

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Be Persistent in Prayer

By Fr. Jeff | 10/16/2022

It is necessary for us “to pray always without become weary.” Today Jesus tells a parable of a woman who persists in her request. She is awaiting a decision from a judge. The judge, “who neither feared God nor respected…

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The Faith Comes Alive

By Fr. Jeff | 10/11/2022

October 9th is the feastday of Cardinal John Henry Newman. This year it fell on a Sunday. Sundays take precedence over the feastdays of saints (unless it is a solemnity). So, his feast was not celebrated this year. However, I…

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 10/09/2022

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C2 Kings 5:14-17Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4 (see 2b)2 Timothy 2:8-13Luke 17:11-19October 9, 2022 Naaman was a great soldier, serving as commander in his king’s army.  He was also a leper.  He had sought a…

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Sacred Scripture and Tradition

By Fr. Jeff | 10/04/2022

I recently read Mark Shea’s By What Authority? An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition Revised and Expanded Edition (San Francisco: Ignatius Press. 2013). Shea began his Christian life in the Evangelical Church. This book tells his story of moving from sola…

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Increase Our Faith

By Fr. Jeff | 10/02/2022

“The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.“ These are the words that begin our gospel reading today. The apostles had seen Jesus do many miracles as He cured people and drove out demons. Through the power Jesus gave…

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