Sunday Homilies

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Vinner)

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We are taking a side trip, sort of a summer vacation, for the next six weeks and listening to the Gospel of John rather than the Gospel of Mark which this year is dedicated to. And there are significant differences between the two...

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

Looking for Shepherds: In much of Western society there is a crisis of authority nowadays. Merely being placed in charge no longer ensures unquestioning obedience. The ideal leader today is one who can win respect and generate trust, one with an obvious sense of...

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Vinner)

The Compassionate Lord Will Gather, Heal and Restore Us My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,  Today’s readings explain how God, like a good shepherd, redeems His people and provides for them. They also challenge us to use our God-given authority in the family, in the...

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Vinner)

FULFILLING GOD’S PURPOSE FOR CHOOSING ME My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today is the fifteenth Sunday of ordinary time. One theme common to all the readings of this Sunday is: “God’s Choice and purpose for us as his disciples.” This simply points to both the...

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

A seventy-year-old widow had a serious heart attack. During her ordeal, she encountered the Lord who said to her: “You are not yet going to die.” She asked, “Lord, how many years more will I live?” The Lord answered, “Thirty years more.” Delighted by the news, she...

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Vinner)

CERTAINLY, THE GRACE OF GOD IS SUFFICIENT FOR US! Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus On this fourteenth Sunday of ordinary time, we reflect and rejoice in the spirit of prophecy and faithful witness to Christ. Even though, the exercise of this mission does not...

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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Vinner)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus Our reading today from St. Mark’s gospel tells the story of 2 daughters – two females who at first glance could not appear more different – but upon close examination are very much alike. This narrative method has often been...

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Birth of St. John the Baptist (Fr. Francis)

Today we are celebrating the Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist. He was the cousin of Jesus Christ and the son of Zechariah and St. Elizabeth. His father was a priest of the order of Abia whose job in the temple was to burn incense. St. Elizabeth was a...

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Birth of St. John the Baptist (Fr. Vinner)

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today the Church is celebrating the Solemnity of the birth of John the Baptist. This is no doubt a special celebration and that is why the Church could still celebrate it on a Sunday. John the Baptist occupies a very expedient...

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11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

I read a quotation something about marriage. The title was: Marriage: Before, during and after. That before marriage: he talks, she listens. During honeymoon: she talks, he listens. After honeymoon: they both talk and the neighbors listen. Instead of having a progress...

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