Homilies


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Corpus Christi Sunday

Speaker: | June 24, 2019

Preached June 23, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Let me start with a little comment about Melchizedek, about whom we heard in today’s 1st reading and Psalm, so that when I mention...


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Trinity Sunday

Speaker: | June 17, 2019

Preached June 16, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon An ancient creed in use in the Catholic Church and, until the 1970s, recited by priests every Sunday morning, begins: “Whoever wishes to be...


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Pentecost Sunday

Speaker: | June 10, 2019

Preached June 9, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon As we have just heard, on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles and disciples in the form of tongues...


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Ascension of the Lord

Speaker: | June 03, 2019

Preached June 2, 2019 The last two Sundays, following the readings, I have spoken about the New Jerusalem that comes down out of heaven from God; I also spoke about the mini-Jerusalem that is established...


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6th Sunday of Easter

Speaker: | May 28, 2019

Preached May 26, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Last Sunday I spoke about the new heaven and the new earth, the new Jerusalem that comes down out of heaven from God –...


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5th Sunday of Easter

Speaker: | May 21, 2019

Preached May 19, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Today’s 2nd reading gives us a vision of unsurpassed beauty; it is the beauty of hope that is perfectly fulfilled; it is the beauty...


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4th Sunday of Easter

Speaker: | May 13, 2019

Preached May 11, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Let me start off today with an advertisement. We have a parish subscription for “Formed”, which is a sort of Catholic “Netflix”, with an...


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Divine Mercy Sunday

Speaker: | April 29, 2019

Preached April 28. 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Today’s 1st reading seems most unreal; because of its unreality it could seem a rebuke to the Catholic Church and even a challenge to...


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Easter Sunday

Speaker: | April 23, 2019

Preached April 21, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Peter and John come to the empty tomb – the tomb is empty; death is empty; death has been defeated. Inside the empty tomb...