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Good Friday 2012 Homily (Please Click here for Printer Friendly copy) In March, I celebrated the 50th anniversary of my 8th birthday. I have been carrying a secret with me for most of these 50 years, and today I would like to share it with you as a confession of sorts. For most of my […]

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Transform: 1. To change markedly the appearance or form of; 2. To change the nature, function, or condition of; convert. Ponder: 1. Think about (something) carefully, esp. before deciding or concluding. This weekend we continue our reflections on the transformation of the peasant girl from Nazareth named Mary. A few weeks ago we remembered the […]

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  Matthew’s gospel has only one short Chapter dealing with the post resurrection story. Many scholars call the “Great Commissioning”. Today,Jesus gives the apostles, he gives all of us, our mission when he commissions us “to go and make disciples of all the nations.” Fr. Scott Lewis, in his column this week, challenges us that […]

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Two recommendations from my last homily in case you want to follow-up: Step 1: Get the book by Jean Vanier- Drawn into the Mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John – Click  Here or the picture for more details. Step 2: On Good Friday- Fish & Chips and the movie the Gospel of John- […]

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In his book Drawn into the Mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John, Vanier gets at the very heart of the this week’s gospel when he points out that Lazarus is loved by Jesus: [John chapter 11] is one of the simplest and most beautiful chapters in the Gospel of John. It reveals how […]

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We prepare this week for the third gospel story this lent from the Gospel of John. For many it is one the greatest of the signs of Jesus in the the New Testament. Reflect on the clip from the movie The Gospel of John– What words or images speak to you?

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In an odd twist of scheduling I am preaching again next weekend which is the Fifth Sunday of Lent. Our gospel story comes to us again from the Gospel according to John and we will experience the story of Jesus raising his friend Lazarus from the dead. Subject to some changes along the way I […]

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We move from the woman at the well to the man born blind. Below is the clip from the movie The Gospel of John. What word or words speak to you- take a moment to reflect on this scene and notice how the entire community struggles with the miracle that challenges their core beliefs.  

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Click Here for a Printer Friendly Copy Today is the Third Sunday of Lent and we make a departure from Matthew’s gospel and for the next three weeks we will experience Jesus with the Gospel according to John as our guide. What is the primary purpose of the Gospel of John? It is radically different […]

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As I have been preparing for this week’s homily it struck me that our upcoming visits to the time of Jesus as seen through the Gospel according to John is a unique opportunity TO DO in contrast to GIVE UP something for lent. It is customary for many to do penance during lent by forgoing […]

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If I have my geography right here is the modern day location of the Samaritan Woman at the Well and some background on the site.  

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We continue to look at John Chapter 4 through the eyes of Jean Vanier. His book, Drawn into the Mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John, is available for viewing on-line at Google books. To view it please click here. I have borrowed these two clips from the book and as i think about […]

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The Gospel of John is a beautiful yet at times complex story. Several years ago while on retreat I stumbled upon a book by Jean Vanier entitled “Drawn into the Mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John.” It is a masterpiece. Vanier takes the story of Jesus as told by the disciple Jesus loved, […]

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Here is this week’s Gospel story as portrayed in the movie The Gospel of John. I have a question for you- What do you think should be the focus of this week’s homily based on this story from John’s Gospel? Tomorrow you will see the regular “This Sunday” post and in it you can link […]

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