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

Deacon Bob’s Homily for the 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2024

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B Gen 3:9-15; 2 Cor 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35 June 8/9, 2024 I’d like to speak about the danger of divisions. This is something I think Jesus is addressing in the Gospel today, something about … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter, Cycle B

6th Sunday of Easter Acts 10:25-26, 34-35,44-48; 1John 4:7-10; John 15:9-17 May 4/5, 2024 I have chosen you. I have loved you. Remain in my love. These, I think, are at the core of what Jesus is saying to us … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday April 6/7, 2024 Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20:19-31 When I was growing up in the fifties and sixties, almost every Catholic home prominently displayed a painting of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and a crucifix … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, Cycle B

3rd Sunday of Lent, Cycle B March 2/3, 2024 Exodus 20:1-17; 1 Cor 1:22-25; John 2:13-25 How zealous are you? In other words, how much zeal do you have for your souls, and for the souls of others? Jesus was … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B

Here is my homily for this weekend. God bless all of you! 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B February 3/4, 2024 Job 7:1-4, 6-7; 1 Cor. 9:16-19, 22-23; Mark 1:29-39 The title for today is Job’s Reality is Ours. … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Epiphany

Here is my homily for the weekend. God bless all of you! Epiphany Isaiah 60:1-6; Eph 3: 2-3a; Mt 2: 1-12 January 6/7, 2024 The Epiphany is the revelation to the entire world that the Christ child is God of … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for 1st Sunday of Advent 2023

First Sunday of Advent Cycle B Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19, 64:2-7; 1Cor 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37 December 2/3, 2023 There are so many attractive distractions it would seem, especially with technology and devices. Over twenty years ago, in the fields of psychology … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Here is my homily for this weekend. God bless you all! 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A Malachi 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10; 1Thes 2:7b-9,13; Matt 23:1-12 November 4/5, 2023 Both our first reading and Gospel today are all about humility and … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Here is my homily for the weekend. God bless all of you! 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle A September 30/October 1, 2023 Ezekiel 18: 25-28; Phil 2: 1-11; Matthew 21: 28-32 Today’s Gospel parable should evoke a deep response … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Here is my homily for this weekend. God bless all of you! 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A Isaiah 22:19-23; Romans 11:33-36; Matthew 16:13-20 August 26/27, 2023 To St. Stephen Parish, Bentonville, Arkansas But who do you say that … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Transfiguration Sunday, Cycle A

Transfiguration Sunday, Cycle A August 5/6, 2023 Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; 2 Peter 1:16-19; Matthew 17:1-9 What glory there is in our hope! Hope will bring us to future glory. Our hope is in the cross of Christ. In today’s Gospel, … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A 1Kings 3:5, 7-12; Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 13:44-52 July 29/30, 2023 What is your greatest treasure? What is your pearl of great price? Perhaps the best way for us to answer those questions is … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A Exodus 19:2-6a; Romans 5:6-11; Matthew 9:36-10:8 June 17/18, 2023 I would like to talk about something today that I believe may be on each of our hearts in this parish. “At the sight … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday 2023 Acts 2:42-47; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:16-31 April 15/16, 2023 I’d like to ask all of you a question. Please answer it quietly in your mind.  The question is, “Who or what is the heart of … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for 5th Sunday of Lent, Cycle A

Here is my homily for this weekend. God bless all of you! 5th Sunday of Lent, Cycle A March 25/26, 2023 Ezekiel 37:12-14; Romans 8:8-11; John 1:11-45 There comes a time when every man and woman desperately needs the felt … Continue reading

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