Monthly Archives: November 2016

  • Great Short Quote on Advent (coming)

    Posted on November 28, 2016 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    And so, Jesus is telling us, the next time that the Sacred decides to show up it will be in just as unexpected of a way. God will show up with all the drama of Noah’s flood. Or maybe quietly and quickly like a thief. Or maybe like a small and fragile baby. We don’t […]

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  • Advent 2 A

    Posted on November 28, 2016 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Introduction: The First Sunday of Advent gave us a general orientation to the season, looking back, looking ahead, and living now.  Each Sunday of this Advent the first reading is from the book of the Prophet Isaiah.  The Second and Third Sundays of Advent propose for us, one of the key persons of the Season, […]

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  • Advent 1 A

    Posted on November 22, 2016 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Live in the Light. Introduction:  “Advent expresses in symbol and ritual three stages in the human journey, in the Christian journey.  Christ has come; Christ will come again; and Christ is here now.  We remember the first; we look to the second; we live the third.  All three are part and parcel of our lives..,” […]

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  • 34 C

    Posted on November 10, 2016 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

     CHRIST THE KING Jesus remember me when you come into your kingdom.   Introduction:  The readings present us two images of Jesus as King, the  crucified Christ and the cosmic Christ.   Homily:   In the Gospel the rulers sneer, the soldiers jeer and one of the criminals reviled Jesus crucified on the cross. In Mark’s […]

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  • 33 C

    Posted on November 6, 2016 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

     A past homily from a priest friend of mine who is now on the other side of Resurrection.   Today’s gospel sounds a lot like any one of our front-page, morning newspapers or the morning news on NPR: suicide bombings in Iraq killing 50 people in a market place, including children on their way to […]

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