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About Deacon Bob

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

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

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A February 4/5, 2023 Isaiah 58: 7-10; 1 Cor. 2: 1-5; Matthew 5: 13-16 It’s all about God. That is my homily this week. It’s all about God. One proof that God that exists, … Continue reading

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Homily for Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Homily for the Day Shortly after beginning my ministry at St. Mary’s in Caledonia, a parishioner asked me which book of the Bible was my favorite. I answered, “The First Letter of John.” We hear from that letter today in … Continue reading

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

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God December 31, 2022/January 1, 2023 Humble and bold. Two words we typically do not associate in our minds. Humble and bold…. we find them both in the person of Mary, the Mother of … Continue reading

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Homily for Tuesday, 2nd Week of Advent

Tuesday, 2nd Week of Advent December 6, 2022 Isaiah 40:1-11; Matthew 18:12-14 Comfort…Tenderly proclaim…Fear not…Leading with care.  These are amazingly beautiful words today from the prophet Isaiah, words of God spoken thousands of years ago to his chosen people. What … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for 2nd Sunday of Advent, 2022

2nd Sunday of Advent, Cycle A December 3/4, 2022 Isaiah 11:1-10; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12  The Church challenges us to take four weeks and reflect on the two basic Advent questions: For what kind of Messiah are you looking and … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C November 5/6, 2022 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14; 2 Thes 2:16-3:5; Luke 20:27-38 The first reading today is a rather harrowing account of a mother witnessing the torture and death of her seven sons, … Continue reading

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Homily to Retreatants

Wednesday, 30th Week in Ordinary Time October 26, 2022 To Deacons and Wives on Retreat Ephesians 6:1-9; Luke 13:22-30 “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for the Solemnity of All Saints

Solemnity of All Saints November 1, 2022 We are remembering today all those unnamed saints in heaven, men and women just as much saints as the canonized ones we remember during the year. In doing so, we should burn with … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Here is my homily for the weekend. God bless you! 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C October 1/2, 2022 Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4; 2 Tim 1:6-8, 13-14; Lk 17:5-10 Some say it is a discouraging world in which we live. … Continue reading

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Funeral Homily

Funeral Homily St. Patrick Catholic Church September 16, 2022 As most of you know, I am Deacon Bob Yerhot, and John and Betty are parishioners of St. Patrick’s. About six or seven years ago, I was assigned to St. Patrick’s … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Homily for Tuesday, 23rd Week of Ordinary Time 2022

All of us, I am sure, know someone in our family or in our close friendship network who has left the practice of the faith. It hurts us. We feel pain when we see this happen. All too often, in … Continue reading

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Pope John Paul I Beatified

(Two days ago, Albino Luciani, Pope John Paul I, was beatified by Pope Francis. As many know, he is my favorite pope. Sadly, few know of him now. Back in1978, nearly everyone did know him, and loved him. I had … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s homily for 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C Wisdom 9:13-28b; Philemon 9-10, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33 September 3-4, 2022 If I were to give a title to my homily today, I guess it would be Cheap Faith. This is an adaptation of … Continue reading

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19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C, 2022

Here is my homily for this weekend. God bless you all! 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Cycle C Wis 18: 6-9; Heb 11: 1-2, 8-19; Lk 12: 32-48 August 6/7, 2022 You know, I am feeling a little like … Continue reading

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Deacon Bob’s Introduction Homily

Here is my introduction homily to the people of St. Mary Church, Caledonia  14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C Introduction Homily July 2022 I am Deacon Bob Yerhot, and Bishop Quinn has sent me to St. Mary’s and to … Continue reading

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