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Holy Thursday

Last week a woman named Lillian called me with a request that is becoming common lately. “Father,” she said, “I’m 90 years and I have...

Palm Sunday

We have just heard the climax of the Greatest Story Ever Told. We hear it every Palm Sunday – and we will hear it again on Good Friday....

Fifth Sunday of Lent

This week as I was driving to Burlington I saw my favorite sign of Spring! I’m not talking about a robin or a crocus popping up from the...

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Years ago, the novelist William Styron took a courageous step, and described his battle with depression in a book called “Darkness...

Third Sunday of Lent

Jesus was sad and that grief led to anger. The Temple in Jerusalem (the center of not only worship but of life itself) had been turned...

Second Sunday of Lent

I have a good friend who is a high school teacher. Last year she had a class of students who were one of the most difficult that she ever...

Chair of St. Peter, Apostle

Today we honor St. Peter who was chosen by Jesus to be the head of the apostles because he was the first to recognize Jesus as the Son of...

First Sunday of Lent

A man took his young son to a baseball game. While they were sitting there, he asked the boy what he was going to give up for Lent. The...

Ash Wednesday

Today we begin the great 40 days of Lent. In a few moments, we will hear those haunting words “Remember that you are dust and on to dust...

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time B

I recently came across this wonderful little story from a magazine. It’s very short, so, please be patient while I read it to you. A...

In the beginning...

Today's first reading (Genesis:1-19) is the beginning the Bible. The beginning to the greatest story ever told tells us how God created...

Jesus shows us how to keep sharp

In today's gospel scene from Mark 1:29-39 Jesus has a very busy day of healing people. After healing Peter's mother-in-law more people...

Help Wanted: Shepherds

In this morning's gospel for Saturday of the 4th week in Ordinary time there are two things happening here. First, the disciples return...

King Herod was not so Great

The "King Herod" mentioned in today's gospel (Mark 6:14-29) is not King Herod the Great. Herod the great actually died several years...

You've got a friend in me!

Where would we be without friends? Friends pick us up when we're feeling down. They lend a helping hand when we have a difficult and...

Getting to know Jesus takes a lifetime!

In today's gospel (Mark 6:1-6) Jesus goes home to Nazareth and preaches in the town synagogue. Here the place is filled with people who...

What Makes a Good Fisherman?

A couple of Sundays ago the gospel reading was the call of the fishermen. Many preachers focus on the fishermen (Andrew, Simon, James...

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

On March 21, 2006, a Jack Dorsey did something no one had ever done before—and it had a profound impact on all of us. He sent out the...

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