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Fr. Bob’s Homily – Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
When we read the Gospel of Luke 16: 1-13, we hear about an employee who cheats on his employer.
Fr. Bob’s Homily – Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus lived in a society where caste lines were sharply drawn. It was clearly understood that people stayed with their own kind. Good people did not mix and mingle with bad people.
Fr. Bob’s Homily – Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
In Luke 14:25-33 we read that large crowds were coming to Jesus. The movement He started with a dozen men was swelling with converts. How pleased the disciples must have been.
Fr. Bob’s Homily – Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Our gospel today is the third instance in which Luke tells us that Jesus ate with the Pharisees. It must have been an unusual event. Luke says that they watched him closely. However, it seems that Jesus was also observing them. He gently teases the other guests about what he had observed.
Fr. Bob’s Homily – Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time
Discipline is a bad word, none of us really like it; it conjures up something arduous and painful. To choose a life of discipline is to choose the narrow way.
Fr. Bob’s Homily – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
It is always a temptation to preach the Gospel of Jesus in a selective manner.
Fr. Bob’s Homily – Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
There is a novel called The Man Who Lost Himself; in one scene the main character of the story trails a man to Paris.
Fr. Bob’s Homily – Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
One day long ago, someone interrupted Jesus with a question any of us might find ourselves asking. Parents had died and there is an estate to settle.
Fr. Bob’s Homily – Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
In Eugene O’Neill’s play, “The Great God Brown,” we see a man on his deathbed and he is frightened.
Fr. Bob’s Homily – Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
In some ways, this Martha and Mary story can be annoying to many of us. You do not want to be seen as too much like Martha; ignoring the guest or like passive Mary.
Fr. Bob’s Homily – Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
We hear about a famous road in today’s gospel, the road to Jericho. The road from Jerusalem to Jericho was a favorite haunt for robbers and outlaws.
Fr. Bob’s Homily – Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
In the first reading, Isaiah tells us in graphic language what Jerusalem meant to the Jews. It was the center of worship, the center of their lives.
Fr. Bob’s Homily – Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
It is obvious from today’s gospel that Jesus is not promising us a rose garden. He cannot even promise His followers a place to lay their heads.
Fr. Bob’s Homily – Corpus Christi 2022
Corpus Christi. Sixteen hundred years ago a Bishop of Jerusalem addressed some converts on the Holy Communion that they were to receive for the first time. He said, “When you come up to receive, make your left hand a throne for the right, for it is about to receive a King.” Cup your palm and so receive the Body of Christ, then answer “Amen.” Take care not to lose part of it. Such a loss would be like a mutilation of your own body. Why if you had been given gold dust, would you not take the utmost care to hold it fast? Be careful not to let a grain slip through your fingers, lest you be so much the poorer.
Fr. Bob’s Homily – Trinity Sunday 2022
Today is Trinity Sunday. Our faith tells us there is but one God, and in thy one God there are three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The three persons are really distinct: the Father is not the Son, the Son is not the Father, and the Holy Spirit is neither the Father nor the Son.