Category Archives: Homily for the Day

Deacon Bob’s Homily from Thursday, 22nd Week of Ordinary Time, Week I

Here is my homily from this morning. God bless each of you! I think one of the greatest temptations for all who try to follow the Lord is the temptation to discouragement and despair. Indeed, when we find ourselves battling … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Wednesday, 22nd Week of the Year, Year I

Here is my homily from Wednesday evening Mass. God bless everyone! You have probably heard me say this before at Wednesday evening Mass, but our first reading tonight from St. Paul spurs me on to speak of it again. He … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Thursday, 14th Week of Ordinary Time, Year I

Here is my homily from this morning’s Mass. God bless all. All week we have been hearing in our first reading the account of Joseph. As you recall, Joseph was the youngest of twelve sons born to Jacob (Israel), and … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Thursday, 12th Week of Ordinary Time, Year I

Here is my homily from this morning. God bless all! The last verse from today’s Gospel begs the question, “Do I hear God’s Word, the teachings of Jesus, as spoken with authority, or not?” Indeed, it is easy for all … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Memorial of St. Barnabas, Apostle

St. Barnabas was a man from Jerusalem, sent by the twelve Apostles into Asia Minor to preach. He took with him St. Paul and accompanied him on his mission there. In Antioch, to which they traveled, the followers of Jesus … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Thursday, 8th Week in Ordinary Time, Year I

Here is my homily from this morning’s Mass. God bless! I fell in love with the Book of Sirach, which we are reading this week as our first reading at Mass, back in my freshman year in college. Back then, I was required … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Thursday, Seventh Week of Easter, 2015

Here is my homily from this morning’s early Mass. God bless each of you! St. Paul says today, in our first reading, “I am on trial for my hope in the resurrection.” How many of us  here this morning would … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Thursday, 4th Week of Easter, 2015

Here is my homily from this morning. God bless! Last week at the National Association of Diaconate Directors convention in Minneapolis, I was able to take in a lecture given by George Weigel, a noted theologian often interviewed on EWTN, … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Thursday, Octave of Easter

Here is my homily from this Thursday’s early morning Mass. God bless you! One of the things people in my profession have come to understand in recent decades is the impact trauma has upon individuals and communities. We know that … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Wednesday of Holy Week, 2015

Here is my homily from last night’s Mass. God bless each of you! Our Gospel yesterday, if you recall, was John’s account of the betrayal of Jesus by Judas. In that account, we heard that Judas took the morsel, and … Continue reading

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Homily for Thursday, 5th Week of Lent, 2015

Here is my homily from this morning’s early Mass. God bless each of you! Today’s Gospel from John is a stunning account of Jesus’ encounter with the Jews. It is an account of contrasts, i.e., Jesus and the Jews, Jesus and … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Saturday, Fourth Week of Lent, 2015

Here is the homily I gave to the deacons and their wives from the Diocese of Winona at a workshop addressing widowhood and celibacy in the diaconate. I hope all of you are blessed richly in the Lord!   Saturday, … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Thursday, Second Week of Lent, 2015

Here is my homily from this morning. God bless! There are a lot of Lazaruses in our lives. Lots of people whom we pass by, unaware of their presence and their needs. There are a lot of  people we exclude from our … Continue reading

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Homily for Thursday, First Week of Lent 2015

Here is my homily from yesterday morning’s Mass. Sorry it took me so long to post it. May God bless each of you! May  I suggest something? If you have not yet decided on what to do for Lent, or if you … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Thursday after Ash Wednesday

Here is my homily from this morning’s Mass. God bless each of you! As we begin Lent, we are given this Gospel passage in which we are reminded that if we gain the whole world, but lose ourselves, we gain … Continue reading

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