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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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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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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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Deacon Bob’s Homily for the 4th Sunday of Advent, Cycle C, 2015

Here is my homily for this weekend. God’s blessings on each of you! 4th Sunday of Advent – Cycle C December 19/20 , 2015 Micah 5:1-4; Heb 10: 5-10; Luke 1: 39-45 He is almost here! Jesus,the Son of God … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily at the Advent Clergy Day 2015

Here is the homily I was asked to give at the Advent Clergy Day for the Diocese of Winona. God bless each of you! Advent Day of Reflection for Clergy of Winona Diocese December 17, 2015 Owatonna, Minnesota Scripture: Isaiah … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Thanksgiving Day, 2015

Thanksgiving Homily, 2015 Sir 50: 20-24; 1 Cor 1: 3-9; Lk 21: 20-28 For what am I most grateful? Health? Life itself? Good fortune? My wife and family? The gift of Holy Orders into which I have been ordained? The … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King, Cycle B, 2015

Here is my homily for this weekend. God bless each of you! The Solemnity of Christ the King Dn 7: 13-14; Rv 1: 5-8; Jn 18: 33b-37 November 21/22,2015 We are not comfortable with the word, king, nowadays. We would … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle B

Here is my homily for this weekend. God bless all! 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle B, 2015 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Cycle B Isaiah 53:10-11; Heb 4: 14-16; Mk 10: 35-45 October 17/18, 2015 I don’t know … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle B, 2015

Here is my homily for the weekend. God bless all of you!   24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle B September 12/13, 2015 Isaiah 50: 5-9a; James 2: 14-18; Mark 8: 27-36   Is your faith alive or dead? This … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle B

Here is my homily for the weekend. God bless all! Twenty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle B, 2015 August 29/30, 2015 Dt 4: 1-2, 6-8; James 1: 17-18, 21b-22, 27;  Mk 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23 These reading bring to my … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Sunday, 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle B

Here is my homily for this weekend. God bless all! 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle B July 11/12, 2015 Amos 7: 12-15; Eph 1: 3-14; Mark 6: 7-13 Faith and mission. Today’s first reading and the Gospel speak of … Continue reading

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