Homilies by Father Joseph Keating

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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 […]

                September 23, 2018 – 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

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                  Rev. Joseph Keating 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B) Homily In the tradition of Catholic theology, we have this concept of the “seven deadly sins” which goes back to the early centuries of the Church. These seven deadly sins, or capital sins, are grouped together because they are the major sins from which all the […]

                  September 16, 2018 – 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

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                    Rev. Joseph Keating 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B) Homily “Who do people say that I am?” In today’s Gospel, Jesus puts this question to St. Peter. By this time in his ministry, Jesus had become well-known around Judea. This Jesus had driven out demons, made the lame walk, made the deaf hear, and made […]

                    September 9, 2018 – 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

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                      Rev. Joseph Keating 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B) Homily This week, we’re back on the road trip with Jesus. We continue our journey thru the Gospel of Mark, and this week, Jesus covers a lot of ground. He travels from the Mediterranean port city of Tyre, northward along the coast to Sidon, then back […]