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God’s Call

By Fr. Jeff | 04/30/2023

Our first reading today begins with Peter standing up with the Eleven. All of the Eleven were called to be Apostles. As God’s calling, this was their vocation in life. Peter is called to be the first among the Apostles.…

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Religious Freedom Today

By Fr. Jeff | 04/25/2023

The right to choose one’s religion is a basic human right. Yet Christians (and people of other religions) have faced persecution since Jesus Christ walked on this earth. Jesus himself was persecuted. Until Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan…

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3rd Sunday of Easter, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 04/23/2023

3rd Sunday of Easter, Year AActs 2:14, 22-33Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 (11a)1 Peter 1:17-21Luke 24:13-35April 23, 2023 When Jesus was arrested, Peter denied him three times.  The other disciples fled.  Now, Peter stands up and proclaims Jesus.  He…

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Recent Pro-Life News

By Fr. Jeff | 04/18/2023

I write this during the second week of our Easter season. It is a season of resurrection. Thus, it is a season of life. If we are to enter into eternal life in the resurrection, we must first be good…

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Divine Mercy

By Fr. Jeff | 04/16/2023

We are all in need of God’s Divine Mercy. Following the revelation of the Divine Mercy devotion by Jesus to Sr. Faustina, Pope John Paul II declared the Second Sunday of Easter to be Divine Mercy Sunday (cf. my article…

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Easter is Not Over!

By Fr. Jeff | 04/11/2023

The day after Christmas it is not uncommon to see Christmas trees already being discarded. However, in the Catholic Church, Christmas is seen as too important to be over with a single day. We celebrate it as a season that…

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Easter Sunday Morning, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 04/09/2023

Easter Sunday Morning, Year AActs 10:34a, 37-43Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 (24)Colossians 3:1-4John 20:1-9April 9, 2023 “On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark.” What did…

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Easter Vigil Homily 2023

By Fr. Jeff | 04/08/2023

Easter Vigil Year AGenesis 1:1-2:2Genesis 22:1-18Exodus 14:15-15:1Isaiah 55:1-11Romans 6:3-11Matthew 28:1-10April 8, 2023 What we have been celebrating in recent days is nothing short of amazing.  On Thursday evening, we celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper where Jesus instituted the…

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Good Friday Homily 2023

By Fr. Jeff | 04/07/2023

Good Friday 2023Isaiah 52:13-53:12Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25 (Luke 23:46)Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9John 18:1-19:42April 7, 2023 Jesus is put on trial.  First, He is brought before the high priest who is among those who do not believe that Jesus…

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Why Go to Mass?

By Fr. Jeff | 04/04/2023

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I would like to talk about something I have spoken about before. Why do we go to Mass? I write this in the midst of Holy Week. In the events we…

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

By Fr. Jeff | 04/02/2023

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year AMatthew 21:1-11Isaiah 50:4-7Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 (2a)Philippians 2:6-11Matthew 26:14 – 27:66April 2, 2023 Today we start Holy Week.  It is called holy because it contains the most important events that…

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