Archive for the 'Homilies' Category

Today’s Gospel, a portion of an important scriptural passage known as the “Bread of Life discourse”, invites us to consider deeply the spirit of...View Details

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We want to thank Fr. Ray Carey for breaking open the Most Holy Trinity this weekend. Today’s Gospel is from the beginning of John’s Gospel. The pa...View Details

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Pentecost- the Spirit is present in our sacred place each time we gather. The disciples begin today's gospel locked behind closed doors. Our misunders...View Details

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From the Acts of the Apostles we hear that the 11 disciples receive final instructions from Jesus before he ascends to heaven. They must of felt aband...View Details

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Every person in life experiences saying farewell/goodbye or being told goodbye. It can be difficult to experience leaving or letting people go. Jesus ...View Details

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Mother's Day at St Patrick has the custom of calling forth women from our community to speak on the gifts of Motherhood and those who are role models ...View Details

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Mother's Day at St Patrick has the custom of calling forth women from our community to speak on the gifts of Motherhood and those who are role models ...View Details

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We have either heard or said the phrase, "over my dead body!". It can be a figure of speech, annoyance at something we do not like, or serious stateme...View Details

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St Luke's Gospel sees the city of Jerusalem the destiny of the mission of Jesus. Two disciples take the path away from Jerusalem and head towards Emma...View Details

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A broken dish usually is thrown away. In Japan there is a philosophy of having broken items being put back together by craftsmen. Beauty is seen in wh...View Details

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"GODISNOWHERE- how do we read this? We used Luke's account of the Road to Emmaus, as two disciples experience both versions of this run on sentence. G...View Details

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Jesus wept. The shortest verse in the Bible yet the most powerful thought. Jesus is perturbed at the death of his friend Lazarus. He deeply feels the ...View Details

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Jesus heals a man blind since birth. And there were people who were not happy about it. Amazing. Jesus breaks down barriers put up by religious, socia...View Details

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Jesus and his disciples risk physical harm entering Samaria. It took three days to go around it or one day through it. Jesus chooses to go through Sam...View Details

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Problem solving is essential to human relationships. We are best at it when we are invested for a good outcome. All 3 readings today give us examples ...View Details

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Fr Eric shares an interesting story about the life of the 31st President Herbert Hoover. His life saw good works, reputation ruined and redemption was...View Details

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An old saying we might have heard- The Future is Now- meaning live the future now, live now what we hope for. The teachings of Jesus only make sense w...View Details

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The only way to take Jesus and his Sermon on the Mount seriously is to remind ourselves of St Paul's letter to the Corinthians. We are God's temple, G...View Details

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Jesus teaches proper understanding of the law. Asking his followers to go beyond just mere observance of the law, rather having greater faithfulness t...View Details

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The teachings of Christ see the future more real than the presence. The future motivates us to live now what God wants. It is no wonder at times we ...View Details

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"Our readings this week celebrate the "Great Light" God provides for those dwelling in darkness, and that Light is Jesus the Christ. We celebrate as w...View Details

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"St Paul reminds the Corinthians that they are focused inwardly, not realizing they belong to a great community at large, the Body of Christ. Paul's w...View Details

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"The Magi give gifts to the new born King. Jesus, Mary and Joseph soon become refugees, fleeing King Herod, who seeks to kill all two year old boys. W...View Details

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"We can be impatient with God, life, people. Not having patience for God revealing his mystery when we are living in the unknown. Mary, Mother of God,...View Details

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Homily-December 11, 2016

" John the Baptist from prison sends his follower to Jesus asking if he is the one they have been waiting on or is there another? Jesus answer is so p...View Details

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"A voice in the desert disrupts the lives of the people. The voice announces to repent- the word translates to mean change one's thinking and behavior...View Details

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" The beginning of the Advent season reminds us that peace is a gift that is offered to us. A peace that only God can give. Fr Eric reminds us through...View Details

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"Fr Eric wanted to share this weekend his homily to the men's breakfast mass- which really is a message for everyone to listen to, not just men. The f...View Details

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" A very stressful election and the post-election feelings in our country are addressed by Fr Eric. He lays out what two things that Christians and ot...View Details

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Homily- November 6, 2016

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Fr. Eric October 30,2016

Zacchaeus, a chief tax collector, encounters Jesus and he is moved to say for all the things he has done wrong he will pay back four times more than l...View Details

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Ego and Humility can at times be at odds in our spiritual lives and we see this happening in today's gospel. The Pharisee has unchecked ego that sees...View Details

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13 people were welcomed into the Adult Christian Initiation at mass on Sunday.Todays homily reminds us that humility is a response that pleases God. ...View Details

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The teachings of Jesus can sometimes really rub us the wrong way, especially when it touches areas that many think it's normal behavior. Todays parab...View Details

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The widow in today's gospel, keeping being persistent in getting a, not so good Judge, to render her a good verdict. The widow keeps coming, and comin...View Details

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"The beginning point of every prayer for Christians should be one of praise and thanksgiving to God. Today's readings reflect the inner core change in...View Details

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"Going over Brooklyn Bridge on 9/11 is Ladder Truck 118. That day they entire company dies. These brave people face violence and death head on. Where ...View Details

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The parable of the rich man and Lazarus, the poor man at his gate, can make all of us uncomfortable. The rich man uses the gate to keep Lazarus on the...View Details

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Being clever in worldly things is one thing, yet Jesus tells a parable that challenges all his followers to be clever in things pertaining to our plac...View Details

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Today we hear that God is angry with the people as they have broken the covenant relationship with God. It would of been understand that the one who b...View Details

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One Sunday the Church received her newest Saint, St. Teresa of Calcutta. Mother Teresa was well known throughout the world for her radical love of th...View Details

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Homily_ April 24, 2016

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Homily_ April_10_16

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Easter Homily

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Palm Sunday Passion

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Homily-March 13, 2016

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Homily-March 6, 2016

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Homily-February 28, 2016

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Homily-February 21, 2016

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Homily-February 14, 2016

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Homily 01/24/16

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Fr Eric Homily

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Bags of Compassion video shown during Masshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgDX8K607YA

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