Homilies by Father Joseph Keating

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December 2, 2018 – 1st Sunday of Advent (C)

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    Rev. Joseph Keating First Sunday of Advent (C) Homily   Ever notice how the words we say can sometimes have completely opposite meanings, depending on the situation?  Take, for example, the words, “Wait till your father gets home.”   Perhaps you’ve heard these words before, and perhaps it wasn’t so pleasant.  Imagine you’re 8 years […]

    November 18, 2018 – 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

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      Rev. Joseph Keating 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B) Homily As sure as the days are getting shorter, and as the end of the year approaches, so our liturgical year is coming to a close. This week begins a brief series of readings about the end-times—predictions about the end of the world and the reign […]

      November 11, 2018 – 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

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        Rev. Joe Keating 32nd Sunday in O.T. (B) Homily Love: The Economics of Heaven When I was in the seminary over in Europe, I would often check the exchange rate between the euro and the US dollar. Anytime I needed to pay cash at the stores or restaurants, I would go down to the business […]

        November 4, 2018 – 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

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          Rev. Joseph Keating 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time (B) Homily The human memory is a funny thing. We can all memorize a certain number of things, especially if they are in a set, and if we repeat them often enough. Take, for example, the seven days of the week or the twelve months of the […]

          November 1, 2018 – All Saints Day

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            Rev. Joseph Keating All Saints Homily Today the Universal Church celebrates the feast of All Saints. Many saints are known to us by name. These men and women are examples of a holy life, and they are worth imitating in our own lives as Christians. Many of them have their own special feast day, which […]

            October 28, 2018 – 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

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              Rev. Joseph Keating 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B) Homily We began this liturgical year by “going on a road trip with Saint Mark.” Today we are nearing the end of the road. We’re in Jericho, just about a day’s journey from Jerusalem. And it’s here that we encounter this blind man, Bartimaeus. Our Gospel […]

              October 14, 2018 – 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

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                Rev. Joseph Keating 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B) Homily For the past four weeks, we have been examining the seven deadly sins. We have covered pride, envy, greed, and lust. This week, I thought I would write a homily on the sin of sloth, but I decided to take a nap instead. What is […]

                October 7, 2018 – 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

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                  Rev. Joseph Keating 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B) Homily This week’s readings give us occasion yet again to continue our short series on the seven deadly sins. We have covered pride, envy, and greed, and this week we come to lust. In order to frame the message this week, I want to take a […]

                  September 30, 2018 – 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

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                    Rev. Joseph Keating 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B) Homily For the last two weeks, we have been reflecting on the seven deadly sins. We have covered pride, which is a sin against temperance; and envy, which is a sin against charity; and this week’s second reading gives us an opportunity to focus in on […]