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Homily Connect Apr 11: Devine Mercy Sunday

Second Sunday of Easter – Divine Mercy Sunday Scripture Acts 4:32-35 John 20:19-31 Let’s Begin with Robert Frost –Mending Wall Something there is that doesn’t like a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, and spills the upper boulders in the sun… There where it is we do not need the wall: He is all […]

Apr 4 Homily Connect: Easter

Solemnity of the Resurection of the Lord – Easter Scripture John 20:1-9 Poem by Malcom Guite – Easter Dawn He blesses every love that weeps and grieves and now he blesses hers who stood and wept And would not be consoled, or leave her love’s Last touching place, but watched as low light crept Up […]

Mar 28 Homily Connect: Passion of the Lord

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord March 28, 2021 Gospel – Mk 11:1-10 Mk 14:1—15:47 Kneeling in Jerusalem by Ann Weems Holy Week Holy is the week… Holy, consecrated, belonging to God… We move from hosanna to horror with predictable ease of those who know not what they do. Our hosannas sung, our […]

Homily Connect Mar 21: Sloth

Fifth Sunday of Lent-March 28, 2021 SLOTH/LAZINESS-ZEAL/PASSION Scripture John 12:20-33 The Essence of Life – Jesus’ Powerful Image Amen, Amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit. Thank heaven we don’t have […]

Mar 14 Homily Connect: Lust

Fourth Sunday of Lent-March 14, 2021 “THAT PESKY LUST!” Lust-Charity and Chastity Scripture John 3:14-21 Reflection Launch: Poem The Pulley by George Herbert When God at first made man, Having a glass of blessings standing by, “Let us,” he said, “pour on him all we can. Let the world’s riches, which dispersed lie, Contract into […]

Homily Connect Mar 7: Anger & Forgiveness

“There is good anger and there is bad anger!” Scripture John 4:5-42 Once Upon a Time-On a Mountain A couple climbed a mountain and met a woman They were invited to sit down and ask her a question They asked about the meaning of life – she told them They asked for her recipe for […]

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 […]

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