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Sermon for Gaudete

Normally, I just post my sermon. Today, I’m adding a few comments. This is one of my favorite Gospel readings for the year. And yet it is one of the hardest to preach. John stands as the exemplar preacher in scripture. … Continue reading

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God’s 400 Year Mic Drop: Sermon for Advent 2

Malachi is the last of the prophets. The exact date of some prophets we don’t know. But Malachi is the last one. About 400 years before the birth of Jesus. After that – silence. 400 years of no prophets writing … Continue reading

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All Saints Day Sermon

All Saints Day. It’s actually November 1, but we move it to Sunday, in order to celebrate the saints who have gone before us. In our parish, this past year we saw Don Sherard transferred to from the church militant … Continue reading

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Sermon for Trinity 18

There are different types of questions. There are honest, sincere questions. We see such a question from the Blessed Virgin Mary when the angel announces that she will bear the savior. “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” … Continue reading

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Sermon for Trinity 11

What is the difference between acceptable and unacceptable worship? That’s really the question that the readings address today. In the Old Testament reading we have Cain and Abel. Of course, we know how it ends. Cain kills Abel, Cain is … Continue reading

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Sermon for Good Shepherd

Today is Good Shepherd Sunday.  It’s among the most comforting Sunday’s of the entire church year. In each one of the three readings, we are compared to sheep. Scattered sheep, straying sheep, hunted sheep. Sheep that are unable to help … Continue reading

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Sermon for Tenebrae

The Psalmist prophesied about the Messiah, “You shall break them with a rod of iron, you shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.” The promised one will be mighty. He will not be broken, but will do the … Continue reading

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