Homilies from July 2017

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July 16, 2017 -15th Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)

In this longer form of the Parable of the Sower, Jesus not only tells us the parable, he also explains the meaning of the parable. So, since the Lord has already given us his own homily, looks like my job here is finished.  Please stand for the creed. Just kidding.  Indeed, we have a parable […]

July 2, 2017 – 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)

Well, it’s Ordinary Time, and so Father Joe is back to his ordinary shtick, and you know what that means—movie references.  Now, I love just about any movie with an epic battle scene as the climax of the story.  And any movie with a great, epic battle scene would be incomplete without a rousing, epic […]

June 25, 2017 – 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)

We can glean a few different teachings from the gospel reading today: Do not be afraid. The Gospel is for everyone Trust in God’s providence First, Jesus tells us, “Do not be afraid,” or, “Fear no one.”  Jesus says it three times in this short Gospel passage.  He must have been trying to tell us […]