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Homily Connect

Sept 12 Homily Connect

Scripture: Is 50:5-9a    Jas 2:14-18    Mk 8:27-35 Looking to Eternity   Twenty years is 1/1000 or 1 millionth of the blink of an eye Yet is marks the passing of a significant amount of time 911 seems like yesterday because of the horrific event Difficulty sleeping at night for two to three weeks […]

Sept 5 Homily Connect: Can you hear me now?

Scripture: Is 35:4-7a Jas 2:1-5 Mk 7:31-37 Can You Hear Me Now? A Native American Walking with a friend in downtown New York – hears a cricket Friend responds – Your crazy – It’s too noisy here Native American was sure he heard it – Listened attentively Checked in large cement planter and found the […]

Aug 29 Homily Connect: Tradition

Scripture: Dt 4:1-2, 6-8 Jas 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27 Mk 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23 A Husband and Wife Wife cut off both sides of the ham – Husband asked, “Why?” Wife responded that was what her mom and grandma did. Wife called grandpa to ask “Why?” Grandpa responded: “So the ham would fit in the baking […]

Aug 22 Homily Connect: Words Matter

Scripture: Jos 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b Eph 5:21-31 Jn 6:60-69 Words Have Power Pastors, teachers, counselors and elected officials should know Words matter Audrey and Edward Audrey a college music teacher in Moorpark, CA Edward a sad, tall student – never participated – poor test grades – ate lunch alone Audrey would seek him out – […]

Aug 15 Homily Connect: Mary, Our Perfect Christ Bearer

Scripture: Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a; 10ab 1Cor 15:20-27 Lk 1:39-59 Fr. Henry Nouwen – Life of a Friend and Follower of Jesus Christianity is lived when you look into the eyes of another person and see Jesus there; and she, or he, looks into your eyes and sees Jesus. We the friends and followers of Jesus […]

Aug 8 Homily Connect: I Am!

Scripture: 1Kgs 19:4-8 Eph 4:30-5:2 Jn 6:41-51 The Story of Jessica Long – A Toyota Ad – Start your impossible Adopted from an orphanage in Siberia She has a rare disease – both her legs would need to be removed New mother announces – “She will not have an easy life but will have an […]

Aug 1 Homily Connect: Vulnerability

Scripture: Ex 16:2-4, 12-15 Eph 4:17, 20-24 Jn 6:24-35 Oliver Twist – Please sir, I want some more! There is still a desperate plea of hungry children around the world Six million children are food deprived in the U.S alone After the Multiplcation of the lovaes – the crowd looks for Jesus They want something […]

Jul 25 Homily Connect: Just Do This

Scripture: 2Kgs 4:42-44 Eph 4:1-6 Jn 6:1-15 The Lectionary Is resource for Sunday Mass readings – based on a three year cycle Cycle A is dedicated to Matthew, Cycle B to Mark, Cycle C to Luke The Gospel of John is interspersed into the other three cycles during special times We are currently in Cycle […]

Jul 18 Homily Connect: Prayer Styles

Scripture: Jer 23:1-6 Eph 2:13-18 Mk 6:30-34 Vacation My time with my brother and his family on Tainter Lake – A God-Send I enjoyed nature as I prayed – I enjoyed a couple good novels I wrote Were Not Our Hearts Burning Within-Us – My Synod Response Shared porkchops and ribeye steaks – avoided physical […]

Jul 12 Homily Connect: We have a mission

Scripture: Am 7:12-17 Eph 1:3-14 Mk 6:7-13 The Mass – Dismissals Our Choices Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. Go forth, the Mass is ended or Go in peace. Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. Latin Mass- Ite Missa est or Go – meaning the assembly is dismissed Our word […]

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