Ordinary Time

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September 9, 2018 – 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)


Rev. Joseph Keating 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B) Homily This week, we’re back on the road trip with Jesus. We continue our journey thru the Gospel of Mark, and this week, Jesus covers a lot of ground. He travels from the Mediterranean port city of Tyre, northward along the coast to Sidon, then back […]

September 2, 2018 – 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)


How many Aggies does it take to screw in a lightbulb?  Three—one to turn the bulb, one to yell “whoop!” and one to call it a tradition.   Groan.  Yes, I’m sure you’ve heard that one before. Now, as a rule, I don’t normally begin homilies with a joke, but this one seems to be fitting […]

August 19, 2018 – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Have you ever sent a message to someone hastily, only to realize later that it wasn’t what you really meant to say?  I think it’s happened to just about everyone.  Especially in today’s day and age, with the oh-so-fickle invention we call AutoCorrect.  If you don’t know, AutoCorrect is a software feature that is supposed […]

July 29, 2018 – Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Here in the Catholic Church, we like to celebrate anniversaries—wedding anniversaries, ordination anniversaries, birthdays, dedication days of churches, and all the perennial saint days.  And sometimes we also celebrate the anniversaries of documents.  That’s right, even paperwork has a birthday party.  Now, admit it, this is not the strangest thing we Catholics do.  You can […]

June 10, 2018 – Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

In our second reading today, St. Paul breaks into perhaps his most sublime enunciation of the human condition and the glory for which we are destined.  He says that our momentary afflictions are producing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.  So, in order to expound on this idea, I will be […]

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 […]