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December 2, 2018 – 1st Sunday of Advent (C)


Rev. Joseph Keating First Sunday of Advent (C) Homily   Ever notice how the words we say can sometimes have completely opposite meanings, depending on the situation?  Take, for example, the words, “Wait till your father gets home.”   Perhaps you’ve heard these words before, and perhaps it wasn’t so pleasant.  Imagine you’re 8 years […]

October 16, 2016 – 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)


Jesus teaches us in today’s gospel to be persistent in our prayer.  He gives us another parable about a judge and a persistent widow.  And as many famous and notable Scripture scholars have pointed out over the centuries, this parable can really only be about one thing:  FOOTBALL. As you probably know, the Cowboys are […]

October 2, 2016 – 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)


There’s a hilarious video out there on the Internet called “trust fall fail.”  If you’ve never heard of a trust fall, it’s an activity meant to produce trust between team members who work together in an office or in some such situation.  One person stands blindfolded with their arms crossed against their chest, and then […]

September 25, 2016 – 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)


One of my favorite cartoon characters growing up was Scrooge McDuck.  Who wouldn’t love his top hat, his vaguely Scottish accent, and his giant bank full of gold coins that he could dive into like a swimming pool?  I would watch Scrooge in the cartoon Duck Tales every afternoon at 4:00.  But Scrooge McDuck also […]

September 4, 2016 – 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)


We have another challenging teaching from Jesus today, including the instruction to “hate you father, mother, wife, children, and your own life,” to carry our cross, and to renounce our possessions. This is not a message of comfort, but about the cost of discipleship.  Let’s examine these challenges one by one: Hate your father, mother, […]