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Homily for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The other day, I was on the phone to a good friend ‘Jim’ who is a retired priest living in Oakland. In pre-pandemic time, I tried to visit him every other year. I met him the year that I lived down there. He is so funny, gifted, forward thinking and very kind....

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Homily for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear friends, I wish all of you a blessed and safe Thanksgiving Weekend. I was away last weekend so there was no homily for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  My grandfather was born in 1899 and he would often talk about life as a young man/husband/father: The Great...

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Homily for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Two weeks ago, I attended my first priest council meeting in years... I had been elected back in the spring... we met at the Villa Madonna following all-too-familiar covid 19 guidelines. At the beginning of the meeting, we had to choose a chair, vice chair and...

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