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Homily for December 29, 2013: Feast of the Holy Family: Deacon Steve Whiteman

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 12/30/13

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Reading 1 Sir 3:2-6, 12-14

Responsorial Psalm Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5

R. (cf. 1) Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways.Reading 2 Col 3:12-21

Gospel Mt 2:13-15, 19-23

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Homily for December 22, 2013: 4th Sunday of Advent: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 12/23/13

December 22, 2013

Fourth Sunday of Advent 

Reading 1 Is 7:10-14

Responsorial Psalm Ps 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6

R. (7c and 10b) Let the Lord enter; he is king of glory.

Reading 2 Rom 1:1-7

Gospel Mt 1:18-24

HOMILY

George and Joe, twin brothers, tried to outdo each other in ... Read More »

Homily for December 15, 2013: 3rd Sunday of Advent: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 12/16/13

December 15, 2013

Third Sunday of Advent 

Reading 1 Is 35:1-6a, 10

Responsorial Psalm Ps 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10

R. (cf. Is 35:4) Lord, come and save us.

Reading 2 Jas 5:7-10

Gospel Mt 11:2-11

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HOMILY

A man approached a little ... Read More »

Homily for December 8, 2013: 2nd Sunday of Advent: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 12/09/13

December 8, 2013Second Sunday of Advent

Reading 1

Is 11:1-10

Responsorial Psalm

Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17.

R. (cf. 7) Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.

Reading 2

Rom 15:4-9

Gospel

Mt 3:1-12

 

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HOMILY

Last Spring, when the Masses were over, on a beautiful, summer day, like today, I was very anxious to get out on the road for a bike ride.  After some afternoon responsibilities, time, I raced home to put on the bicycling attire for a quick away.  My parents have made me agree to always take my cell phone along before I go on the road with the bike, so I stuck it quickly in the little travel bag that rides back under the seat.  Before long, I was off!  I just wish I would have zipped the bag before I ... Read More »

Homily for December 1, 2013: 1st Sunday of Advent: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 12/03/13

First Sunday of Advent—December 1, 2013

Reading 1

Is 2:1-5

Responsorial Psalm

Ps 122: 1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9

R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord

Reading 2

Rom 13:11-14

Gospel

Mt 24:37-44

 

HOMILY

A little boy asked his mother where he came from, ... Read More »

Homily for November 24, 2013: Christ the King: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 11/25/13

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

 

Reading 1 2 Sm 5:1-3

Responsorial Psalm Ps 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5

R. (cf. 1) Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

Reading 2 Col 1:12-20

Gospel Lk 23:35-43

  

HOMILY: One night a house caught fire and ... Read More »

Homily for November 17, 2013: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 11/18/13

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 159

Reading 1 Mal 3:19-20a

Responsorial Psalm Ps 98:5-6, 7-8, 9

R. (cf. 9) The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.Reading 2 2 Thes 3:7-12

Gospel Lk 21:5-19

HOMILY

The story is told about a pastor who started each year’s Confirmation ... Read More »

Homily for November 10, 2013: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time: Deacon Dave McGhee

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 11/11/13

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Mc 7:1-2, 9-14

Responsorial Psalm Ps 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15

R. Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.

Reading 2 2 Thes 2:16-3:5

Gospel Lk 20:27-38

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HOMILY

When I was a ... Read More »

Homily for November 3, 2013: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 11/04/13

November 3, 2013Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time 

Reading 1  Wis 11:22-12:2

Responsorial Psalm Ps 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13, 14

R. (cf. 1) I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.

Reading 2 2 Thes 1:11-2:2

Gospel Lk 19:1-10

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HOMILY

A man and his family from the back mountains of Tennessee found himself one day in a large city.  They were amazed by everything they saw. Having grown up and lived all their lives on a rural farm everything was completely new to them. The Father and son left Ma in the horse buggy and went into this huge skyscraper. As the boy and father entered the building two shinny doors that could move apart and back together again left them spellbound. They stood watching these doors until the son asked his father, “What is this, Father?” The father, never having seen an elevator before, responded, “Son, I have never seen anything like this in my life, I don’t know what it is.” for the first time standing outside an elevator. He watched as an old, haggard woman hobbled on, and the doors closed. A few minutes later the doors opened and a young, attractive woman marched smartly off. The father hollered to his youngest son, "Billy, go get ... Read More »

Homily for October 27, 2013: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Fr. Scott Bullock

Posted by Fr Jim Miller on 11/04/13

October 27, 2013

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

Reading 1 Sir 35:12-14, 16-18

Responsorial Psalm Ps 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23

R. (7a) The Lord hears the cry of the poor.

Reading 2 2 Tm 4:6-8, 16-18

Gospel Lk 18:9-14

 

HOMILY:

Some folks reminded me at Mass this morning ... Read More »