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Homily Connect Feb 28: A Tight Fisted Trap!

Scriptures: Gn22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18, Rom 8:31b-34, Mark 9:2-10 Thinking Back – A Favorite Novel- Where the Red Fern Grows An ingenuous method of catching a raccoon The trap: the hole, the nails, the shiny object The clenched paw and the inability to let go The Image for the Second Week of Lent Our tight […]

Homily Connect Feb 21: Pride

I’m Not God! Neither Are You! Scripture Mark 1:12-15 The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert, and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. A Tale from our Moslem Brothers and Sisters The Angelic Council Weeding out candidates for a special award/honor Selected person/Needed approval from the Divine One Divine One […]

Homily Connect Feb 14: Finding God in All

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time MARK 1:40-45 Scripture A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said, “If you wish, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, “I do will it. Be made clean.” The leprosy left him immediately, and he was […]

Feb 7 Homily Connect: Recharge Each Day

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time JB 7:1-4, 6-7 1COR 9:16-19, 22-23 MK 1:29-39 Scripture Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed. The Gospel’s Photo Album Photo #1 Peter’s Mother-in-Law – Jesus’ healing touch Photo #2 Sunset Peter’s house in Capernaum – Many broken hurting people cured […]

Jan 31 Homily Connect: Do We Recognize Jesus

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time DT 18:15-20 1COR 7:32-35 MK 1:21-78 Scripture In their synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit; he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” Jesus rebuked him and said, […]

Jan 17 Homily Connect: Come and See Jesus

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 1SM 3:3B-10,19, 1COR 6:13C-15A, 17-20, JN 1:35-42 Scripture They said to him, “Rabbi” – which translated means Teacher-, “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they went and saw where Jesus was staying, and they stayed with him that day. My Brother and […]

Jan 10 Homily Connect: We are more than achievements or weaknesses

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord IS 42: 1-4, 6-7 ACTS 10:34-38, MK 1:7-11 Scripture It happened in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John.  On coming up out the water he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit, like a dove, […]

Jan 3 Homily Connect: Becoming Inclusive Like Jesus

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord IS 60: 1-6, EPH 3:2-3A, 5-6, MT 2:1-2 Scripture When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come […]

Dec 20 Homily Connect: Life is About Choices

Fourth Week of Advent, December 20 2020 2SM 7:1-5, 8B, ROM 16:25-27, LK 1:26-38 Scripture Mary Said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.  May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her. Once Upon a Time – An Advent Story Why Christmas Trees are not Perfect  […]

Dec 13 Homily Connect: The Power of Light

Third Sunday of Advent, December 13, 2020 IS 61:1-2A, 10-11 1Thes 5:16-24, JN1:6-8, 19-28 Scripture And this is the testimony of John. When the Jews from Jerusalem sent priest sand Levites to him to ask him, “Who are you?” He admitted and did not deny it, but admitted, “I am not the Christ.” A Story […]

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