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Discipleship Necessitates Evangelization

By Fr. Jeff | 05/30/2023

I recently read The Old Evangelization: How to Spread the Faith Like Jesus Did by Eric Sammons (El Cajon, CA: Catholic Answers Press. 2017). When I saw the title, I ordered it based on my continuing desire to evangelize. As…

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Honoring Mary and Honoring Those Who Died in Service

By Fr. Jeff | 05/29/2023

A few years ago Pope Francis decreed that the Monday after Pentecost would be celebrated as the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. That’s today (5/29/23). Our first reading today comes from Genesis right after Adam…

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Pentecost – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 05/28/2023

PentecostActs 2:1-11Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 (30)1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13John 20:19-23May 28, 2023 Our passage from Acts today begins, “When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled…”  We need to realize there are two meanings to this.  First, it was…

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Is Nothing Sacred?

By Fr. Jeff | 05/22/2023

Last Friday I read a news article, “Shooting at funeral home in Ecuador leaves four dead,” (by Diego Lopez Marina, Catholic News Agency, 5/19/23. Available online at It is not the first time I have heard of a shooting…

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The Time Between

By Fr. Jeff | 05/21/2023

“After Jesus had been taken up to heaven the apostles returned to Jerusalem.” There, “they went to the upper room” (first reading for this 7th Sunday of Easter) The upper room is where they had gathered with Jesus after his…

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Knowing What the Truth Is

By Fr. Jeff | 05/16/2023

Throughout the Easter season the first reading for both daily and Sunday Mass (albeit on separate cycles) comes from the Acts of the Apostles. The Acts of the Apostles tells the story of the early church. The Acts of the…

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A Reason For Your Hope

By Fr. Jeff | 05/14/2023

There is suffering in the world. We wish there wasn’t. We pray for an end to all suffering. We need to seek to do our part to alleviate suffering. Yet, we know the reality is that there is suffering. It…

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Reverence Lost

By Fr. Jeff | 05/09/2023

Gone are the days when men came to Sunday Mass in suits and women came in their nice dresses. We are offered something wonderful in the Mass (see my series The Greatest Gift: The Eucharist and Uncovering the Treasurers of…

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5th Sunday of Easter, Year A – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 05/07/2023

5th Sunday of Easter, Year AActs 6:1-7Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19 (22)1 Peter 2:4-9John 14:1-12May 7, 2023 The first half of today’s gospel reading is probably the gospel reading most selected at funerals.  It makes sense. Jesus tells us, “Do not…

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A New Page on Renewal of Faith

By Fr. Jeff | 05/06/2023

Today I offer something a little different. I have not written anything new today. What I have done is create a new page on my website that focuses on spirituality. There is no new material (yet) on the spirituality page.…

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Does Anybody Notice That I’m Not There?

By Fr. Jeff | 05/02/2023

Have you ever not gone to something and wondered if anyone noticed you weren’t there? Maybe you were sick or stuck at work. No one calls to see if you are okay. You wonder if they even noticed you weren’t…

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