Monthly Archives: July 2016

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, July 24, 2016. Mt 17:14-23

As you just heard, the epileptic boy’s father said to Jesus, “Lord, have pity on my son, for he is a lunatic and suffers severely…” This is prayer at its very basic – an impassioned plea for God’s mercy. My usual process of preparing a homily is to print out the readings on Sunday evening […]

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, July 17, 2016. Mt 14 22-34

Mt 14 22-34 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 2016 You’ve all probably heard about the priest, the minister and the rabbi who went fishing. They had been out on lake for about an hour when the priest said he was going to go to the concession stand and get a beer. He stepped out of the […]

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, July 10, 2016. 1 Cor 1:10-18; Mt 14:14-22

Dick VanDyke, in his book, “Faith, Hope and Hilarity”, recounts the fifth-grade religion class student who, when asked what his favorite story from the Bible was, responded that he liked the one about the multitude that loafs and fishes. Humor aside, the language of this event in Jesus’ life connects the multiplication of the loaves […]

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 3, 2016. Mt: 9:27-35; Rom 15:1-7

In today’s Gospel passage we hear that Jesus taught and proclaimed the kingdom of God in all the towns and villages. We also hear that the blind men he cured, although sternly told by Jesus not to tell anyone, nevertheless spread word about him throughout all the land. In our own times the Catechism of […]