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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)

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FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)- FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)- FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND Readings: Isaiah 66:10-14 Psalms 66:1-7, 16, 20 Galatians 6:14-18 Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 Today’s gospel might appear to give us “apothegm overload!” Apothegms appear throughout the gospels, and they are short, pithy sayings, most often attributed to Jesus. They sometimes give the gospels a feeling of ‘stream… Continue reading FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)- FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND

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THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022) Readings: 1 Kings 19:16-21 Psalms 16:1-2, 5, 7-11 Galatians 5:1, 13-18 Luke 9:51-62 We are now fully into the Ordinary time of the Church’s liturgical year. There will be few interruptions (the Assumption, and Christ the King) before we flow into a new liturgical year that begins with Advent. “Ordinary”… Continue reading THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2022)

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SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (2022)

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (2022) Readings: Genesis 14:18-20 Psalms 110:1-4 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Luke 9:11-17 At St. Anselm College where I served many years as the College Chaplain, I often presided over the specifically college-oriented liturgies, of which there were normally two per weekend. The beautiful so-called Chapel was larger than… Continue reading SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (2022)

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SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD (2022)

SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD (2022) Readings: Acts 1:1-11 Psalms 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 Ephesians 1:17-23 Luke 24:46-53 The entrance antiphon for today’s solemnity reads: “Men of Galilee, why gaze in wonder at the heavens? This Jesus whom you saw ascending into heaven will return as you saw his go, alleluia.” It’s the last sentence… Continue reading SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD (2022)