01 Aug

Homily – 18th Sunday, Ordinary time Year C, 2016

Maria: ‘My husband got me to believe in religion.’ Lucy: ‘Really?’ Maria: ‘Yeah. Until I married him I didn’t believe in Hell. A preacher notices a woman in the congregation who begins to weep as soon as he begins to preach. Thinking he has made a big catch he preaches with even greater fervor.  The […]

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16 Jul

16th Sunday in Ordinary time, Year C, 2016

A story is told of a grandfather who would take a long walk with Emily his teen-age granddaughter. He took great pleasure in her company.  Suddenly she began to offer almost daily excuses as to why she could not accompany him. He was disappointed but did not express it.  Finally, his birthday arrived.  Emily presented […]

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09 Jul

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C 2016

“Dad, I want to ask you a question,” said little Josh after his first day of Sunday School. “Of course,” said his Dad. “The teacher was reading the Bible, about the Children of Israel building the Temple, the Children of Israel crossing the Red Sea, the Children of Israel making the sacrifices,” said Josh. “So […]

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02 Jul

Homily – 14th Sunday in Ordinary time, Year C 2016

“After a morning worship service, a mother with a restless seven-year-old boy told her Pastor how she finally got her son to sit still and be quiet. About halfway through the sermon, she leaned over and whispered, ‘If you don’t be quiet, the Pastor is going to lose his place and will have to start […]

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25 Jun

Homily – 13th Sunday in Ordinary time, Year C 2016

It was Fr George’s birthday, and the parish community decided to give him a new suit. He was so touched by the gift that the following Sunday he stood before everyone and, with tears in his eyes, announced, “Today I will be preaching to you in my birthday suit.” During the Civil War, Lincoln was often […]

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18 Jun

Homily – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year 2016

Father George was opening his mail one morning. Taking a single sheet of paper from an envelope, he found written on it only one word: ‘Fool’. The following Sunday, in church, Father George announced to the assembled congregation, ‘I have known many people who have written letters to me and forgotten to sign their names.  […]

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11 Jun

Homily – 11th Sunday in Ordinary time, Year C 2016

A guy bought his wife a beautiful diamond ring for her birthday. After hearing about this extravagant gift, a friend of his said, “I thought she wanted one of those sporty four-wheel-drive vehicles.” “She did,” he replied. “But where was I going to find a fake Jeep?” William Miller, in The Joy of Feeling Good, […]

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04 Jun

Homily – 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016, Year C

After the birth of his baby brother, Johnny was thoroughly annoyed at all of his crying and screaming. “Where did we get him anyway?” he asked his mother. “He came from heaven!” his mother replied. “Well I can see why they threw him out!” the Johnny replied. “Where is God?” is the question that people […]

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29 May

Homily – Corpus Christi Sunday Year C 2016

By the time Bobby arrived, the football game had already started. “Why are you so late?” asked his friend.  “I couldn’t decide between going to church and going to the football game. So I tossed a coin,” said Bobby.  “But that shouldn’t have taken too long.” said the friend.  “Well, I had to toss it […]

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21 May

Homily – Holy Trinity Sunday, Year C 2016

Week after week, the man came to his pastor with a big problem. “When I go to bed, I can’t sleep because I’m afraid of monsters under my bed. I know it’s silly, but I can’t help it.” The pastor recommended prayer, reading the Bible, singing hymns, keeping the lights on, but nothing worked. One […]

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15 May

Homily – Pentecost Sunday Year C 2016

One day a stranger came to visit the pastor, a man well known for his charity.   “Pastor,” he said in a broken voice, “I wish to draw your attention to the terrible plight of a poor family in this neighborhood.  The father is dead, the mother is too ill to work, and the nine children […]

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