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Moderator: Deacon Bob Yerhot of the Diocese of Winona, Minnesota.

Deacon Bob’s Homily for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C, 2016

Here is my homily for this weekend. God bless all! 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C August 20/21, 2016 Isaiah 66: 18-21; Heb 12: 5-7, 11-13; Lk 13: 22-30 Where is the passion of your life? How closely do … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C, 2016

Here is my homily for this Sunday. God bless all! 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C 2016 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C July 16/17, 2016 Gen 18: 1-10a; Col 1: 24-28; Lk 10: 38-42 How do we … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C, 2016

Here is my homily for this weekend. God bless you all! 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C June 18/19, 2016 Zech 12: 10-11; 13:1; Gal 3: 26-29; Lk 9: 18-24 To whom do you turn when you are thirsting … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Trinity Sunday, 2016

Here is my homily for the weekend. God bless all! Trinity Sunday – Cycle C May 21/22, 2016 Prov 8: 22-31; Rm 5: 1-5; Jn 16: 12-15 I was up early this morning, drinking my coffee and saying my morning … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for the 5th Sunday of Easter, Cycle C, 2016

Here is my homily for last weekend. God bless all! 5th Sunday of Easter, Cycle C April 23/24, 2016 Acts 14: 21-27; Rev 21: 1-5a; Jn 13: 31-33a, 34-35 Do you remember last Sunday’s Gospel? Jesus told us that his … Continue reading

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

If only we would all be so blessed and willing to bless!

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“A Dignified Shame, and a Shamed Dignity” and the call for Gratitude before God

The Holy Father’s homily in today’s Chrism Mass at the Vatican once again offers us much upon which to reflect. It is addressed, of course, to priests, especially to those priests that were in attendance, and can be taken for … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis!

At six o’clock this morning, local time, Pope Francis named Bishop Bernard A. Hebda the archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Archbishop Hebda has been serving St. Paul and Minneapolis for several months as administrator following the resignation of Archbishop … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Palm Sunday – Cycle C, 2016

Palm Sunday – Cycle C March 19/20, 2016 Isaiah 50: 4-7; Philippians 2: 6-11; Luke 22: 14- 23: 56 We must take a moment to pause here, after hearing the Passion of our Lord proclaimed. We cannot do much else … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Lent, Cycle C, 2016

Here is my homily for this weekend. God bless you! 2nd Sunday of Lent, Cycle C Gen 15:5-12, 17-18; Phil 3: 17-4:1; Lk 9: 28b-36 February 20/21, 2016 In the Transfiguration, Jesus reveals his divinity and his glory as the … Continue reading

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The Holy Father’s Homily at the Mexican-U.S. Border

I have to admit that I have not been paying close attention to the Holy Father’s pastoral visit to Mexico this week. There have been multiple responsibilities that have kept me from such an attendance. He has, I am finding, … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C, 2016

Here is my homily for this weekend. God bless all! 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time-Cycle C Neh 8: 2-4a. 5-6, 8-10; 1Cor 12: 12-30; Lk 1: 1-4; 4: 14-21 January 23/24, 2016 Can you imagine what it would be like … Continue reading

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Beware! From the Experience of an Exorcist

I read with interest over at Catholic News Agency¬†an interview with a Spanish exorcist during which he spoke of the Satan’s favorite sin (pride) and the danger of ¬†“New Age” practices, such as Reiki and Yoga. I have often said … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Here is my homily for this year’s Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. May each of you be abundantly blessed in 2016. Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God December 31, 2015/January 1, 2016 Humble and bold. Two words … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Christmas Homily

A belated Merry Christmas to all my readers! Blessings for 2016 also! Here is the homily Pope Francis delivered for Christmas night Mass this year. As usual, I let it speak for itself. HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS THE NATIVITY OF … Continue reading

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