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33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time - Cling to Jesus

Posted by Nick Coffman on 11/17/19

Fr. Steve reminded us that as the liturgical year comes to a close, the Scripture texts that the church provides could be described as apocalyptic.  Often, when we think of that term today, we think of the “end times” or “the end of the world”.  Yet, the word in ... Read More »

31st Sunday of Ordinary Time - I Must Stay at Your House

Posted by Nick Coffman on 11/03/19

Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.  LK 19:5

Fr. Steve reminded us that Zacchaeus was a tax collector despised and shunned by his own people as were all tax collectors.  They worked for the Romans and were considered their puppets by the Jewish ... Read More »

30th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Humble before God

Posted by Nick Coffman on 10/27/19

For whoever exults himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.  LK 18:14

Fr. Steve mentioned this weekend that whether we are a saint or sinner, no one is a self-made man or woman.  To think so is simply delusional.  Can you imagine telling ... Read More »

29th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Virtue of Constancy

Posted by Nick Coffman on 10/20/19

Jesus told his disciples a parable on the necessity of praying always and not losing heart.  Luke 18:1

Fr. Steve spoke this weekend on the virtue of fortitude or constancy.  Initially, he spoke of the difference between values and virtue.  Values are the choices we make.  We can pick ... Read More »

27th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Increase Our Faith!

Posted by Nick Coffman on 10/06/19

Increase our faith! LUKE 17:5

Fr. Steve mentioned in this weekend’s homily that the apostle approached Jesus and said, “Increase our faith.” They were implying that their faith was not enough or insufficient. It seems that Jesus doesn’t even listen to their request, he simply tells them: “If you ... Read More »

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Those In Need Are Our Business

Posted by Nick Coffman on 9/29/19

The word of the day is “complacent”.   Once again, Amos is challenging his listeners: Woe to you complacent in Zion.  Amos, speaking on behalf of God, does not condemn them for having wealth, but for their complacency in the face of the hardships that others are forced to endure.  ... Read More »

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Sunday Is Our Identity

Posted by Nick Coffman on 9/22/19

“When will the new moon be over,” you ask, “that we may sell our grain; and the Sabbath, that we may display our wheat?”  AMOS 8:5

These verses of Amos are a judgment against those in Israel who are oppressing the poor and profaning the name of God by ... Read More »

24th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Found by Love

Posted by Nick Coffman on 9/15/19

I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one repentant sinner than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need to repent.  LUKE 15:7

At the weekend liturgies, Fr. Steve shared the story of when he was a little boy maybe four or five, he would ... Read More »

23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time - Cost of Discipleship

Posted by Nick Coffman on 9/08/19

If anyone come to me without hating his father and other, his wife and children, brother and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.  LUKE 14:26

This weekend Fr. Steve spoke on this challenging gospel bringing us a fuller understanding of this text.   He said, ... Read More »

22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time - Humility

Posted by Nick Coffman on 9/01/19

Fr. Steve mentioned this past week in his homily, “As you read and reflect upon the Gospels, one quickly discovers that Jesus is often calling us to conversion – a change of heart.” As Jesus challenges his listeners (in this case the Pharisees), he challenges them and us to ... Read More »