Homilies


2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Speaker: | January 20, 2020

Preached January 19, 2020; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Last Sunday we celebrated the Baptism of the Lord and this Sunday, the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, the Gospel continues on the same...


The Baptism of the Lord

The Baptism of the Lord

Speaker: | January 13, 2020

Preached January 12, 2020; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In our contemporary society we have become very accustomed to think in terms of ‘rights’. Justice ceases to be something that I owe to...


Epiphany

Epiphany

Speaker: | January 05, 2020

Where is the newborn King of the Jews … we have come to worship him. The Magi come from the east to worship the Infant Jesus, recognizing in him not just a man, not...


Holy Mother of God

Holy Mother of God

Speaker: | January 01, 2020

I suppose many of you are familiar with the song “Mary, did you know?” To tell the truth, I have never really liked it because apart from anything else, Mary really did know, more...


Holy Family

Holy Family

Speaker: | December 29, 2019

Preached December 29, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Today, on the Feast of the Holy Family, the Gospel shows us that the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph had enemies. The...


Christmas Mass 2019

Christmas Mass 2019

Speaker: | December 25, 2019

Today we come to the manger where Jesus Christ is born. We come now to what is truly important. I assure you that when the shepherds beheld the Holy Infant, lying in the manger, they...


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4th of Sunday Advent

4th Sunday of Advent

Speaker: | December 22, 2019

St. John the Baptist, as the one who goes before Jesus Christ and prepares the way, is a prominent figure in the season of Advent. He announces the coming of Jesus not just by his...


3rd Sunday of Advent

3rd Sunday of Advent

Speaker: | December 15, 2019

Today the Church celebrates the joyful Sunday of Advent, but we might well wonder where we can find true joy in the midst of such dark times, when the world seems to be falling apart...


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1st Sunday of Advent

Speaker: | December 02, 2019

Preached December 1, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Jesus Christ came once as Savior and he will come again as Judge. We prepare for Christ’s actual coming in judgment by receiving in...