Homilies from November 2016

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November 27, 2016 – 1st Sunday of Advent (A)


  Wake O wake and sleep no longer, brothers and sisters!  It’s a new year!  Happy new year, by the way.  As this Advent hymn states, “Awake, God’s own Jerusalem! … Zion hears the sound of singing; Our hearts are thrilled with sudden longing; She stirs, and wakes, and stands prepared.” It’s a beautiful hymn—one […]

November 6, 2016 – 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)


For those of you who are history buffs, this week’s readings are a treat.  We have our first reading from 2nd Maccabees, one of those historical books that we have in our Catholic Bibles, that you won’t find in the Protestant ones.  I love history, and I remember well my father often saying, “those who […]

November 1, 2016 – Solemnity of All Saints


In the Psalm today we hear these words: “Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?  Who may stand in his holy place?” I remember the first time I saw real mountains.  I went to Colorado the summer after I graduated from high school.  I was on a hiking trip with my Scout troop, and […]