Homilies


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3rd Sunday of Easter

Speaker: | April 16, 2018

Preached April 15, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon On Easter Sunday I spoke about the spooky quality of Jesus’ resurrection, a spooky quality that we are presented with in today’s Gospel. Indeed,...


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Divine Mercy Sunday

Speaker: | April 09, 2018

Preached April 8, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In today’s Gospel, Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, greets his Apostles three times, saying, Peace be with you.  Then he tells Thomas, Do...


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Easter Sunday

Speaker: | April 01, 2018

Preached April 1, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon It can be very disconcerting to find out that you are not alone, when you thought you were. Imagine coming into your house in...


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Easter Vigil   

Speaker: | March 31, 2018

Preached March 31, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Those of you who have been attending all the service through the Sacred Triduum will have noticed that I have been placing great emphasis...


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Good Friday

Good Friday

Speaker: | March 30, 2018

Preached March 30, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In recounting Jesus’ death on the Cross, the Evangelist John makes a special note of the fulfillment of two passages of Scripture, the first...


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Holy Thursday

Speaker: | March 29, 2018

Preached March 29, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon The Mass is not a re-enactment of the Last Supper. If you want a re-enactment you could go to the ‘Last Days of Jesus’...


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Palm Sunday

Speaker: | March 26, 2018

Preached March 25, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon In the 2nd Eucharistic prayer, the priest introduces the consecration narrative saying of Jesus, “At the time he was betrayed and entered willingly into...


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5th Sunday of Lent

Speaker: | March 19, 2018

Preached March 18. 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon I didn’t plan this. Last Sunday I finished a series of seven homilies on the basics of the Catholic faith. I started out with...


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4th Sunday of Lent

Speaker: | March 12, 2018

Preached March 11, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon On this joyful Sunday of Lent – the reason for the rose color vestments – the readings start out on a rather grim note...