Holy Hours

Advent Holy Hour Homily 2020

By Fr. Jeff | 12/06/2020

Advent Holy Hour 2020 with Vespers (Evening Prayer II)2nd Sunday of AdventRomans 8:18-27December 6, 2020 Our reading from Romans begins with Paul speaking of “the sufferings of this present time.”  How has your year been?  In what ways have you…

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Holy Hour Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 12/08/2019

Advent Holy Hour Matthew 26:36-46December 8, 2019 We are here this evening for what we call a “holy hour”.  One might ask we do we holy hours at all and why today. To understand why we do “holy hours” at…

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Who Do You Say That I am? – Holy Hour Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 05/21/2019

Homily for May 2019 Holy HourIsaiah 42:1-4Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9Philippians 2:5-11Matthew 16:13-20 Why do I like to come to Holy Hour?  One might simply think I do it as part of my job.  I don’t.  I want to be…

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“God’s Got a Plan” – Homily for April Holy Hour

By Fr. Jeff | 04/10/2019

Homily for April 2019 Holy HourJeremiah 29:10-15Psalm 312 Corinthians 12:7-10Luke 22:39-46 Next week we will celebrate the Passion of Jesus.  We know that God had a plan to save his people that culminated Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection.  Knowing of the…

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“Coming to Know Jesus”

By Fr. Jeff | 03/20/2019

Homily for March 2019 Holy HourExodus 17:3-7Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 (8)Romans 5:1-2, 5-8John 4:5-42 How much do you know about our faith?  How well do you know Jesus? I’m sure everyone here tonight knows the Lord’s Prayer by heart.  How…

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A Winter’s Rest – Holy Hour Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 02/20/2019

Homily for February 2019 Holy HourJeremiah 29:1-15Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 (2a)Philippians 3:17-21Luke 23:44-53 If you look at the front of tonight’s program, the theme is “A Winter’s Rest.”  I picked this time almost two weeks ago on a cold…

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Praying For Those Who Lead – Holy Hour Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 01/16/2019

Homily for January 2019 Holy Hour1 Samuel 8:1-22Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13Romans 13:1-6Matthew 22:15-22 In much of the Old Testament period, people were led by “kings”.  Yet, before the time of Samuel, Israel did not have a king.  Ultimately God…

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Grant Me the Patience to Wait – Holy Hour Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 12/19/2018

Homily for December 2018 Holy HourGenesis 8:1-14Psalm 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14Romans 8:18-27Mark 4:26-29 It is almost Christmas but not yet.  The stores started anticipating Christmas with their displays right after Halloween.  This doesn’t make Christmas come any sooner.  We still…

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Closeness to God – Holy Hour Homily

By Fr. Jeff | 11/15/2018

Homily for November 2018 Holy Hour Jeremiah 1:4-9 Psalm 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51 1 John 4:7-16 John 15:1-17 We come here tonight not to be alone.  No, we come to be here with Jesus, Jesus who is Son of God,…

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God Our Help and Our Hope – Homily for October 2018 Holy Hour

By Fr. Jeff | 10/17/2018

Homily for October 2018 Holy Hour Ezekiel 34:1-6, 11-12a Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 17 1 John 1:5-2:2 Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 In the days of Ezekiel many shepherds were more concerned about their own wants than taking care of the flock…

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St. John Fisher, Patron of Our Diocese

By Fr. Jeff | 06/20/2018

Homily for June 2018 Holy Hour Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 91:1-2, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 1 Peter 4:12-19 Matthew 10:34-39 On the general saints’ calendar, June 22nd, which is this Friday, is an optional memorial of Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More…

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