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TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)/108th WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)/108th WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES Readings: Amos 6:1A, 4-7 Psalms 146:7-10 1 Timothy 6:11-16 Luke 16:19-31 Some of the parables that the liturgy provides for us over the last few weeks have been addressed to the crowds following Jesus to Jerusalem, others were addressed to a smaller number of… Continue reading TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)/108th WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES

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TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022) Readings: Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14 Psalms 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-32 St. Columbkille’s bulletin has a “Lost and Found.” I have often wondered how many people are actually reunited with reading glasses they might have left behind in a pew, with car keys that they inadvertently dropped,… Continue reading TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

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TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022) Readings: Wisdom 9:13-18b Psalms 90:3-6, 12-17 Philemon 1:9-10, 12-17 Luke 14:25-33 What is wise about the Book of Wisdom? Written some fifty years before the coming of Christ, the author is able to draw on the wealth of Old Testament theology and history, and in doing so he forms… Continue reading TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

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TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022) Readings: Sirach 3:17-18, 20,28-29 Psalms 68:4-7, 10-11 Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24a Luke 14:1, 7-14 Perhaps there is no virtue more maligned or misunderstood than the virtue of humility. Indeed, in spite of its importance for a genuine spiritual life, humility is a virtue seldom visibly practiced by high-ranking politicians, or the religious… Continue reading TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

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TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022) Readings: Isaiah 66:18-21 Psalms 117:1, 2 Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13 Luke 13:22-30 You have only one opportunity to have the Master’s ear, and so you shout out, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?” You then second guess yourself: “Well, that was a stupid question! How could Jesus possibly… Continue reading TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (2022)

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (2022) Readings: Wisdom 18:6-9 Psalms 31:1, 12, 18-22 Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19 Luke 12:35-40 Our gospel today is not unlike last weekend’s gospel which proclaimed to those who built bigger barns to store excess wealth: “You fool, this night will be demanded of you; and the things (overflowing barns) you have… Continue reading Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (2022)

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EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022) Readings: Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23 Psalms 90:3-6, 12-14, 17 Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11 Luke 12:13-21 Preaching on this weekend’s readings will have at least 1% of the congregation covering their ears, for the readings point us in the direction of what might be labeled one of the least favorite parts of the “good… Continue reading EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

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SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022) Readings: Genesis 18:20-32 Psalms 138:1-3, 6-8 Colossians 2:12-14 Luke 11:1-13 I have always been told that when in Mexico or the Caribbean you never pay full price for anything - you always try to barter them down to see just how much they will actually sell something for. I was… Continue reading

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SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022) Readings: Genesis 18:1-10 Psalms 15:2-5 Colossians 1:24-28 Luke 10:38-42 What might appear to be a confusing array of readings, is fundamentally all about hospitality. The anecdotal passage from the book of Genesis is as much about the origins of Sarah’s first (and miraculous, given her age) child, as it… Continue reading SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)