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October 2016 Homilies

October 30, 2016.mp3  Luke 19:1-10 recalls the great story of Zacchaeus, judged by others yet embraced and loved by Jesus. He was called by name. Jesus also calls us each by name. This parable is about healing, mercy, and how to improve important relationships in life. Jesus embraces and loves each and every one of us. If we can interiorize that truth, nothing else will matter. Our lives will truly be changed.

This Sunday's Readings (Oct 30) text version and audio version
Next Sunday's Readings (Nov 6) text version and audio version

October 23, 2016.mp3  The Parable in today's Gospel Luke 19:1-10 is directed toward those who were obsessed with their own righteousness, and because of that they despised everybody else. Fr. Gerry shares a letter he received from a person who recently visited our parish and documented their observations of our Liturgical Celebration.

This Sunday's Readings (Oct 23) text version and audio version
Next Sunday's Readings (Oct 30) text version and audio version

October 16, 2016.mp3  Today, we focus on prayer in light of the Gospel Luke 18:1-8.  The parable in the Gospel is not so much about justice, but rather about persistence. Jesus' objective was that His people will have Faith. Prayer is relationship with Him. It's not just saying prayers and novenas, etc. It is about being in communion with God. Learning in Him. He has our best interest at heart. He is a loving Father. What does my prayer time look like? Be persistent. Keep enduring. If you're not getting what you're looking for, look for something else that He may be wanting to give you which is much more valuable.

This Sunday's Readings (Oct 16) text version and audio version
Next Sunday's Readings (Oct 23) text version and audio version

October 9, 2016.mp3  This week, Fr. Gerry helps us better understand the Gospel Luke 17:11-19. What is it like to be put on the parameter, to be ostracized? The lepers were considered unclean and others were fearful to be near them. But, they had faith and they approached Jesus for Healing.  How do I become grateful like the one leper? It's all gift. God sometimes brings redemption in sickness & suffering. But, all comes together through Him. How grateful am I? Will people know that in my life? Proverb: Gratitude is the heart's memory. (We apologize that this week's audio is a little muffled and unclear at times.)

This Sunday's Readings (Oct 9) text version and audio version
Next Sunday's Readings (Oct 16) text version and audio version

October 2, 2016.mp3
This Sunday's Readings (Oct 2) text version and audio version
Next Sunday's Readings (Oct 9) text version and audio version

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