25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 22, 2019 Today we celebrate the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time. During Lent I often hear, “I can’t wait for Sunday; then I can have what I gave up,” or “When Easter comes, I can stop doing what I took up for Lent.” These kinds of statements miss the...

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 15, 2019 Today we celebrate the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. A group of priests went to Keystone Colorado for vacation. We soon learned that the mountains were challenging and we all needed to adjust to the altitude. The same can be said about the theme of this week’s...

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 8, 2019 Today we celebrate the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our focus this weekend is on truly listening. In the same way we sometimes think that others are hearing us but not listening, God may likewise think the same; we hear, but don’t listen. Listening gives us a...

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 1, 2019 Today we celebrate the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. This weekend we learn an important lesson for being disciples of Christ; humility. The dictionary defines humility as, “the quality or state of not thinking you are better than anyone else.” The word ‘humility’ comes from the Latin...

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 25, 2019 Today we celebrate the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time. In all three of this weekend’s readings, those who have sinned are chastened in order that they might be worthy of salvation. In today’s Gospel, Jesus turns from parables about the Kingdom to requirements for entrance into it....

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 11, 2019 Today we celebrate the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Although the Feast of Pentecost was months ago, Jesus reminds us today that He came to set the world on fire. As members of His Body, born on Pentecost, that is work today. This year Smokey the Bear...

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 11, 2019 Today we celebrate the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our readings this Sunday ask us to remember or remake life out of past experiences. We remember an event to understand how it happened and what it means for us. We remember the faith of our ancestors to...

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 4, 2019 Today we celebrate the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time. One of the constant threads in St. Luke’s Gospel is his concern with the proper use of wealth. In verses just before today’s passage, Jesus contrasts the trust in wealth with a person’s trust in God. In today’s...

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 28, 2019 Today we celebrate the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today we have St. Luke’s version of the Lord’s Prayer; the Our Father. It is shorter than Matthew’s version. Both include the proper address of God, “Father, hallowed be your name” and the acknowledgement of God’s Kingdom. But...

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 21, 2019 Today we celebrate the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the Letter to the Hebrews 13:2 we find, “Do not neglect hospitality, since through it, some have unknowingly entertained angels.” Likely, the author of Hebrews has today’s first reading in mind. The first reading and Gospel passage...

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