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November 2016 Homilies

November 27, 2016.mp3  Today we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent and the beginning of a new Liturgical year. Fr. Gerry explores being seekers and bearers of peace as sons & daughters of God. That is the purpose of our existence. Peace & Light are our Mission!

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November 20, 2016.mp3 This is the Feast of Christ the King, but Luke 23:35-43 is today's Gospel Reading. It's the completion of the Mission begun at the beginning of Luke's Gospel. This passage gives the perspectives of the bystanders, the soldiers, and the two thieves being crucified next to Jesus. So many just didn't understand what was really happening. Fr. Gerry helps us understand that it is not about extending this life. The one thief understood, and he asked Jesus to remember him. Jesus promised him paradise. Absolutely nobody is left out if they are willing to turn to Jesus and say, "Remember Me."

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November 13, 2016.mp3 Fr. Gerry gives us more food for thought on LEADERSHIP. In Luke 21:5-19 Jesus is speaking to us about leadership in times of adversity, crisis or difficulty. We need to trust Jesus to give us "a wisdom  in speaking that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute." There is a much bigger picture than what we see today. Let us be open to receiving His gift of courage and wisdom. Anne Frank is a great example.

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November 6, 2016.mp3 Fr. Gerry reflects on our word of the month, LEADERSHIP, in light of today's Gospel Luke 20:27-38.  He invites us to do some self-reflection asking ourselves: What kind of leadership do I provide? Do people know what I believe by the way I live & work? How much of my life is tied up in peripheral things?  — Jesus invites us to go deeper.

This Sunday's Readings (Nov 6) text version and audio version
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