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Homily for Mary, Mother of God 2023

Homily for Mary, Mother of God 2023

A few months ago, I got a new phone and I’m still learning how to use it. Yesterday morning, I noticed on my phone a little icon entitled, “A Year In Review.” It was a photo album of pictures that I had taken last year, beginning with Jan 1, 2022. The first picture...

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Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Advent 2022

Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Advent 2022

If I were to ask you, “Have you ever had a wilderness experiences?” Hopefully you would say yes! Because we all have them. They’re part of the fabric of life. Quiet, lifeless dry times that creep into our being. Each and every one of us has been, at one time or...

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Homily for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022

Homily for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022

While the rest of the country was dealing with frigid temperatures and falling snow, we were enjoying warm sunny days that broke all records: People out walking without jackets, some going back to shorts and t-shirts. On the news I heard that nature was ‘mixed up’...

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Homily for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022

Homily for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022

It happened to me not long after I was ordained a priest. My first appointment as the associate priest of what was then a large and active St. Mary’s Parish. Sitting in the church after one of the many weekend Masses, reflecting, praying and having some quiet time...

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Homily for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022

Homily for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022

Driving to Saint John this past week, my eyes were drawn to the reds, oranges and yellows that now sweep our once green landscapes. Nature is telling us that we are in the midst of transition. Currently we are moving from one season to the next. Summer is over and...

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Homily for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

In my teenager days, I had difficulty finding things… like clean clothes, in my closet. Almost always, I’d be asking/shouting downstairs to my mother for a favourite shirt or pair of jeans. And it would go like this... “They’re in your closet...” “I can’t find...

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