Homilies

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8th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr Felix
We live in troubled times. Plenty of opportunity to judge others. We are legitimately angry about the myriad of problems affecting our nation and the Catholic Church.
Date: 3/3/19
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7th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr Felix
The Gospel today calls to mind a joke. A miserly man appeared before St Peter at the pearly gates. St Peter checked the man's records and said, "I'm sorry but there's nothing on your record that indicates love of neighbor nor helping the poor."
Date: 2/24/19
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6th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr Felix
Today is a good time for us: to see if the choices we make lead us to blessings or woe; to test the soil in which we have planted our hopes; to seek the flowing stream that truly quenches our hearts' thirst; to place afresh, our trust and our hope in the Lord.
Date: 2/17/19
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3rd Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr Felix
Are we the skeptics? Or do we come to Mass hoping, expecting, trusting that God has a word, a blessing for each one of us? In the Scripture readings, in the music of our prayers, in the homilies you hear preached, and especially in the Sacrament of this altar, there are moments every week when the Lord says or does something just for YOU.
Date: 1/27/19
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2nd Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr Felix
As we consider Jesus changing water into wine, we might ask ourselves three questions: First, do I trust that the Lord takes me as I am? Second, do I believe that God's not yet finished with me, that God's till sculpting me, whether I'm 8 or 80 years old? Third, will I ask the Lord to summon out of me the person he wants me to become?
Date: 1/20/19
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Baptism of the LordPodcast
by Fr Felix
Who among us hasn't longed for and appreciated our own father's and mother's blessing? Who hasn't hoped for, waited for, looked for some word, some sign, some gesture of our parents' acceptance, approval and validation, of their love?
Date: 1/13/19
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Epiphany of the LordPodcast
by Fr Felix
They went home by another way . . . . How about us? You and me? Christmas is just behind us, the feast when we, like the Magi, paid a visit to the Christ Child. What difference will that visit make in my life and yours this year?
Date: 1/6/19
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Feast of the Holy FamilyPodcast
by Fr Felix
Did you grow up in a holy family? I've known many broken families who were holy families. Not perfect families but holy families.
Date: 12/30/18
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Christmas DayPodcast
by Fr Felix
Nostalgia: a painful yearning for the past. Odd as it might sound, I think the word nostalgia sums up where many of us find ourselves today. The five people I'm thinking about today. The first is a young woman, she's not old enough to drink legally, but that hasn't stopped her.
Date: 12/25/18
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Fourth Sunday of AdventPodcast
by Fr Felix
Home. Home for the holidays. That trip home will be spiritually bumpy for some of us. We miss a loved one who won't be at the table this year and our hearts break at their absence. We are in conflict with a loved one and we stay away or they stay away. We are just too far away and can't get home.
Date: 12/23/18
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Third Sunday of AdventPodcast
by Fr Felix
It's the hap-happiest time of the year! That's what the song says. But for many, the truth is something very, very different. When you tear off the bright ribbons and wrappings of Christmas, you'll often uncover some sadness underneath.
Date: 12/16/18
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Second Sunday of AdventPodcast
by Fr Felix
For many of us, it's not that we don't what we need to do to change in our lives but that we put it off, we delude ourselves thinking we have more time, thinking we have other more important things to do. Our lives are filled with distractions and attachments that we leave the fundamental questions in our life unattended.
Date: 12/9/18
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1st Sunday of AdventPodcast
by Fr Felix
I'm wondering about the seasons of our hearts. My heart has many seasons: some last only a few days; others drag on for weeks and months.
Date: 12/2/18
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33rd Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr Felix
The Camp Fire in California has claimed at least 71 lives and destroyed more than 10,000 homes. It is the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history.
Date: 11/18/18
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31st Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr Felix
The Shema Israel: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
Date: 11/4/18
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30th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr Felix
To see as God sees would mean to see everything and everyone with understanding, compassion, justice, mercy and love. So as you can see, it's impossible even to imagine seeing as God sees. But that doesn't stop us from thinking that we see as God sees, from thinking what we see is indeed what is, that we we see is the whole of what's to be seen.
Date: 10/28/18
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29th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr Felix
Think for a moment of the most egotistical, self-centered, pompous person that you've known in your life. Just choose one. What bugs you about that person?
Date: 10/21/18
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28th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr Felix
How often do we find ourselves caught, trying up decide between several options, especially important ones? What if none of the options I'm discerning is the path God wants me to choose? What if I've consciously or unconsciously avoided considering a particular option because it's one I know I don't want to choose?
Date: 10/14/18
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27th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr Felix
We live in a culture often bold in its disregard of loyalty and fidelity to others. Favoring the needs and desires of the individual, we can be quick to expect and demand that the rights of the many be sacrificed for the rights of a few.
Date: 10/7/18
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24th Sunday in Ordinary TimePodcast
by Fr Felix
Who do I say Jesus is? Many of us have more than one answer to the question. Who I say Jesus is - on Sunday morning - might be different than who I say he is when I'm at work. Who I say Jesus is when I'm struggling with pain and loss might be different than who I say he is when all's going well. Who I say Jesus is might change a lot as I grow older.
Date: 9/16/18
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