Homilies from February 2018

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February 18, 2018 – First Sunday of Lent


The words that close the gospel reading today are the same words spoken to each of us as we received ashes on our heads:  “Repent, and believe in the gospel.”  As I mentioned on Wednesday, Lent is a time for us to take on the ascetical practices of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving.  And in addition […]

February 4, 2018 – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)


Continuing our road trip with Jesus in the Gospel of Mark, we hear today more accounts of Jesus’ early ministry.  This week’s reading follows after last week’s, in which Jesus taught in the synagogue and cast a demon out of a possessed man.  In today’s reading, Jesus casts out more demons and heals many of […]