Homilies


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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...


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3rd Sunday of Lent

Speaker: | March 05, 2018

Preached March 4, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon  Stop making my Father’s house a marketplace. Those are the words of Jesus as he purifies the Temple of the Lord, chasing the money...


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2nd Sunday of Lent

Speaker: | February 27, 2018

Preached February 25, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon When St. Peter says, Rabbi, it is good that we are here, it is one of those occasions in which he is saying more...


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Chair of St. Peter

Speaker: | February 23, 2018

Preached February 22, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon When Jesus asks his Apostles, Who do you say that I am? Peter answers on behalf of all of them, You are the Christ,...


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1st Sunday of Lent

Speaker: | February 20, 2018

Preached February 18, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon The Gospel account today is very brief. Jesus is driven into the desert by the Holy Spirit and there he is tempted by the...