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Homily on the Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist.

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Homily on the Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist.

 

Dearly beloved, we are celebrating today the birth of someone who in the words of Jesus is the greatest of all those born of women (Lk 7:28 – My focus is not on this this text though). Unlike the other gospels, only St. Luke records this detail of the nativity of John the Baptist.

 

Homily on the Lord’s Ascension./ Mothers Day

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Homily on the Lord’s Ascension./ Mothers Day

 

Dearly Beloved, today we celebrate Christ’s Ascension into heaven.  The hope of what awaits all of us. His promise was where he is, there his servants will also be. The ascension is not the end of the earthly life of Christ but more importantly the completion of his mission on earth. He returns again in obedience to the will and plan of HIS FATHER.

 

Homily for the 5th Sunday of Easter

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Homily for the 5th Sunday of Easter

 

Dearly Beloved, as we come to the 5th Sunday of Easter, we are again presented with a very powerful image of the vine. This imagery is the last in a series of 7 “I AM” statements from our Lord.  (Does anyone know any such passages in the gospel of John where Jesus used an “I AM” statement). We can go through them now.

 

1.  ‘I am the bread of life. (John 6:35)

2.  ‘I am the light of the world. (John 8:12)

3. “I am the door. (John 10:9)