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Advent always begins with Christ's call to Wake-up and to stay awake--walking in the Light of the Lord.  This new year of Grace 2017 invites us out of common spiritual night-mares to live deep in Christ. 

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On October 15th, Jesus called my mother home to His Father's House.  On October 22nd, I had the profound privilege and honor to preside at mom's funeral mass and preach this homily, which comes from my prayerful reflection both upon the mother God generously gave me and my 6 siblings and upon the other mother Jesus gave us all at the foot of the cross.

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Out of the dark Shadows of recent violence and tragedy in America, Jesus provides the LIGHT:  Be a Good Samaritan!  (Preached June 10, 2016 at St. Augustine's Church 12:30 pm mass).

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In Thanksgiving for my calling to Priesthood:  On June 12, 2016, I had the double blessing of celebrating my 17th anniversary of priesthood and preaching at the FIRST mass of one of my brothers in St. Francis--Brian Stacy.  O Happy Day!!!!

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In today's Gospel of John, Jesus invites His disciples to a PEACE that the world does NOT give--a PEACE that surpasses all understanding.  But how can we find that PEACE?  This homily explores THE answer (preached at St. Augustine's 12:30 mass on May 1, 2016)

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Once again on this 5th Sunday of Easter, our Lord points us to THE MOST important THING--LOVE.  Here's a quick guide to following His constant command to love.

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On Good Shepherd Sunday, the Gospel focuses on Jesus whose VOICE calls each of us by name.  But do we hear HIS VOICE?  This homily explores how we might tune in to that sweet voice through SILENCE, ENCOURAGEMENT, and COMPASSION.  (Preached at St. Augustine's Church on April 17, 2016)

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Holy Week begins with the looooooooonnnng reading of the Passion--this year 2,222 from the Gospel of Luke.  But every word invites us to open our hearts to THE ONE WORD--Jesus.   As we journey to Easter, may we remember on every breath JESUS gave Himself away for us, and may we now choose to give ourselves away for Him.

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St. Padre Pio once wrote, "When you love, prepare to SUFFER."  As an old rock band once sang, "Love hurts."  And yet we are called to LOVE.  This homily explores how staying close to the Blessed Mother teaches us how to LOVE even as we SOB.

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Are WE spiritually FIT?   Using Mary as the model disciple, this homily explores how we might get in shape for the coming of Jesus in our lives. In memoriam of a great man and disciple of our Lord:  Peter Davidson.  (Preached on December 20 at St. Augustine's Church 10 am mass)

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