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Homily for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

A few years ago, a nasty hurricane hit the Florida coast, causing much destruction. I remember at that time a news story that moved many hearts, including my own: At the same time, a 6 year old boy, had been saving his money to have his 7th birthday at Disney World....

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Homily for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary time

Homily for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary time

If I were to ask all ‘shepherds’ to put up there hand, probably no one or very few would (if you played a shepherd in a Christmas play does not count). If I asked everyone who has or had a leadership role, no doubt a few more hands would go up. If I asked everyone who...

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Homily for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

There is always a sense of excitement when someone is chosen for something special. When we were kids and wanted to play ball, soccer, or any other type of game, we chose teams. The first ones picked were usually considered the ‘prized’ players that with their help...

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Homily for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Of all that covid has taken from us, one event comes to the forefront for me is the celebration of baptism. I was reminded of it last Saturday at 2 pm. Because of protocol and the timely manner that we need to clean the church, all baptisms are done privately. Last...

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Homily for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

During his 1933 inaugural address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt encouraged people to remain calm during the Great Depression. He was reassuring people to stay calm and not to worry... He reminded the people that troubles can be sorted out, but if people panic and...

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Homily for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“I know a shortcut!” I don’t know about you, but those words always makes me uneasy! Especially with many street in the city torn up and the harbour bridge down to one lane is frustrating enough, but when someone whom we are traveling with says... “I know a shortcut,”...

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