Sunday Homilies

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Here we are at the end of this Church Year once again.  Next Sunday is Christ the King and then we enter into Advent.  Today the readings direct our attention to the end of time.  We are promised that if we are faithful, we shall not...

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Vinner)

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today’s readings give us the assurance that our God will be with us all the days of our lives and that we will have the ongoing presence of the Holy Spirit in our midst, guiding, protecting and strengthening us in spite of our...

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

A government social worker was visiting New England farms. He had the authority to give federal dollars to poor farmers. He found an elderly widow farming a few acres. Her house was clean but tiny. There did not appear to be much food in the house. The windows had no...

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Vinner)

  WIDOWS’ PLIGHT & WIDOWS’ MIGHT My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “This poor widow has put more in than all who have contributed to the treasury” (Mk) In the Jewish world, too, the widow’s life was pathetic. She would often have to beg for food for herself and...

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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

Dear Brothers and in Christ Jesus, Going through today’s gospel passage, I felt that the gospel passage was offering a shortcut! A Shortcut to Self -actualization and the short cut is somewhat like this: Know the Truth! Accept the Truth! Follow the Truth! To Know the...

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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Vinner)

LOVE: THE SACRIFICE OF THE NEW COVENANT My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today, the thirty first Sunday of ordinary time, the church continues to lead us to Christ, the eternal high priest of the new covenant. The basis of this new covenant is the sacrifice of love....

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All Souls Day (Fr. Vinner)

My Brothers & Sisters in Christ, Today we remember those who have passed from this life with faith, hope and trust in the promise of eternal life. Yesterday we remembered all the name saints but today reflect upon those who we know, those who have been part of our...

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All Saints Day (Fr. Vinner)

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Nobody is born a saint.  It’s something you have to become.  Sometimes those who become saints aren’t the ones we expect. They may be the filthy, the rejected, the outcast, and the homeless. People like Benedict Joseph Labre. He grew...

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All Saints Day (Fr. Francis)

I love saints. They are the spiritual superheroes of our church. The glorious communion of saints provides us with access to a massive list of prayer partners who pray with us and pray for us. The list includes the official "greats" of our church history. It also...

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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Vinner)

CHRIST OUR HIGH PRIEST, PLEASE HELP US TO SEE YOUR MARVELS! My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On this thirtieth Sunday of ordinary time, the church invites us to manifest our faith and, place our hope in Christ. This is because, as our high priest and mediator, He is...

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