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The Devout Life – Prayer

By Fr. Jeff | 11/29/2022

This is the third article in my series based on my reading of the Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis De Sales. The first article was “What Does It Mean to be Devout?” followed by “Purification in the…

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The Day is at Hand

By Fr. Jeff | 11/27/2022

In today’s gospel, Jesus speaks the coming of the Son of Man. Noah had been commissioned by the Lord to build an ark. The people did not know that a great flood was coming. “They were eating and drinking, marrying…

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We Need to be Thankful

By Fr. Jeff | 11/24/2022

Thanksgiving DaySirach 50:22-241 Corinthians 6:3-9Luke 17:11-9November 24, 2022 Today we celebrate Thanksgiving Day.  It is a national holiday for us.  It is a secular holiday but it is a day that we need to celebrate. Why do we need Thanksgiving…

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Purification in the Devout Life

By Fr. Jeff | 11/22/2022

Last week I began a series of articles inspired by my present reading of St. Francis De Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life. The first article was “What Does It Mean to be Devout?”. I ended that article with a…

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

By Fr. Jeff | 11/20/2022

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year C2 Samuel 5:1-3Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5 (see 1)Colossians 1:12-20Luke 23:35-53November 20, 2022 Today we celebrate our Lord Jesus Christ as King of the Universe.  The Jews had been waiting for a…

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

By Fr. Jeff | 11/18/2022

Last night I offered the third (and final) presentation in my series, Being Church in Today’s World. The video and slides for Part III are now available on my website at If you watch the video in the next…

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What Does It Mean to be “Devout”?

By Fr. Jeff | 11/15/2022

Last month I began reading St. Francis De Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life. Written 400 years ago, it is available in various translations. I am reading the 2015 version published by Ignatius Press (San Francisco) and the Augustine Institute…

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The Time to Get Ready is now.

By Fr. Jeff | 11/13/2022

In two weeks our current liturgical year will draw to a close. Our gospel comes from a time shortly before Jesus’ Passion. He knows his time on earth will be coming to end soon. He wants to prepare his disciples.…

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Can’t We All Get Along?

By Fr. Jeff | 11/08/2022

I’ve been hearing in the news lately about anti-Semitic comments. I do not know why there is a rise in these comments. The Jews as a group were stereotyped by Catholics as bad for a long time. In the gospels…

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 11/06/2022

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14Psalm 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15 (15b)2 Thessalonians 2:16-3-5Luke 20:27-38November 6, 2022 The Sadducees come to Jesus with a question.  Given that this passage starts by saying the Sadducees “deny that there…

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Annual Mass of Remembrance – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 11/02/2022

It is our tradition, as it is in many parishes, to offer an annual Mass of Remembrance for those who died in the last year. Here is my homily for our Mass of Remembrance this year. All Souls’ Day –…

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All Saints Day – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 11/01/2022

All Saints DayRevelation 7:2-4, 9-14Psalm 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 (see 6)1 John 3:1-3Matthew 5:1-12aNovember 1, 2022 There are numerous people who have been canonized as saints in our Catholic Church.  Each of them has their own feastday.  For example. St. John…

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