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What Does It Mean to be Saved?

By Fr. Jeff | 01/30/2024

Some Christians will ask, “when were you saved?”.  Generally, the people who ask this question have experienced a time in their lives when they felt a profound conversion in their lives and gave their lives over to Christ.  This is…

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4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

By Fr. Jeff | 01/28/2024

In today’s second reading Paul writes, “I should like you to be free of anxieties.” I’m glad to hear that because I want to be free of anxiety. Who wants to be anxious? Yet, at times we are. Sometimes the concerns are…

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The Hidden Depths of the Mass #25

By Fr. Jeff | 01/25/2024

The Eucharistic Prayer – The Institution Narrative After the Epiclesis comes the Institution Narrative.  The Institution Narratives are Jesus’ own words at the Last Supper. The Catholic Church did not make up its teaching on the Eucharist.  Our belief in…

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Are You Like David or Saul?

By Fr. Jeff | 01/23/2024

In recent days, the first readings at daily Mass have told the story of the “tension” between David and Saul.  Saul had named as the first king of Israel but failed to follow God’s direction.  David fights in Saul’s army…

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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 01/21/2024

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – HomilyJonah 3:1-5, 10Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (4a)1 Corinthians 7:29-31Mark 1:14-20January 21, 2024 You can see near the end of this homily, I did something different to help people understanding the Bible shapes…

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The Hidden Depths of the Mass #24

By Fr. Jeff | 01/18/2024

The Eucharistic Prayer – The Epiclesis Within the Eucharistic Prayer, the Epiclesis is the portion where we ask the Holy Spirit to transubstantiate the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus.  In Eucharistic Prayer II, the explicit…

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To Give or Not To Give

By Fr. Jeff | 01/16/2024

Blog Article – 1/16/24 “To give or not to give,” that is the question I put before you today. If a person comes up to you on the street and asks for help, do you even consider giving them any…

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

By Fr. Jeff | 01/14/2024

As today’s first reading begins, “Samuel was sleeping in the temple.” Why? His mother prayed fervently for a child. When God gave her Samuel, she was so appreciative of the gift of a child that she gave Samuel back to the Lord…

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The Hidden Depths of the Mass #23

By Fr. Jeff | 01/11/2024

The Eucharistic Prayer – Preface The Eucharistic Prayer starts with a preface.  The preface begins with the priest saying, “The Lord be with you” and the people responding, “and with your Spirit.”  The preface ends with the “Holy, Holy, Holy.”…

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Standing for Life

By Fr. Jeff | 01/09/2024

In 1973 the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark Roe v. Wade decision that ensured a woman’s right to abortion. This was based on somehow seeing abortion as part of a woman’s right to privacy. From this, they said…

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The Epiphany of the Lord – Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 01/06/2024

The Epiphany of the Lord Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13 (11) Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6 Matthew 2:1-12 We come today to celebrate The Epiphany of the Lord.  In the Old Testament we hear stories of God appearing to people. …

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The Hidden Depths of the Mass #22

By Fr. Jeff | 01/04/2024

The Eucharistic Prayers Following the offertory at Mass, the Eucharistic Prayer follows.  There are a total of ten Eucharistic Prayers found in the Roman Missal that contains all the prayers for Mass.  The Eucharistic Prayers are trinitarian in their nature. …

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My Hopes for 2024

By Fr. Jeff | 01/01/2024

As we begin the new secular year of 2024, I don’t want to talk about resolutions today. It’s not that I think I’m perfect such that I don’t need to make improvements in my own behavior. I know I am…

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