Homilies by Father Joseph Keating

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January 7, 2018 – The Epiphany of the Lord

The proclamation of the date of Easter and the other movable feasts on Epiphany dates from a time when calendars were not readily available. It was necessary to make known the date of Easter in advance, since many celebrations of the liturgical year depend on its date. The number of Sundays that follow Epiphany, the date […]

December 8, 2017 – Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

I can imagine the conversations some of you will have (had) at work tomorrow/today. “Why do you have to go to Church on a Thursday/Friday?” “It’s a Holy Day of Obligation.” “What’s that mean?” “We have to go to Mass because it’s a special holiday in the Church.” “What holiday?” “The Immaculate Conception.” “What is […]

December 3, 2017 – First Sunday of Advent

I remember the old house I grew up in.  It had green shag carpet, brown plaid couches, a three bedrooms and big back yard.  I remember the plastic shelves filled with toys in my bedroom, which I shared with my brother.  The bedroom—not always the toys.  I remember the wooden clock on the wall in […]