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Can you write your story of faith? This was a question I recently asked a friend as we were discussing our journeys with the Lord. She pondered it, and then thought it would be hard mainly because she didn’t know exactly how she came to be a devout Catholic. She kind of laughed at herself […]

Overjoyed by the Light of Christ

Feast of the Epiphany New Year’s Eve party Riches emptied out Parish / PFOC / Those in need / Children People’s praise of God + His Presence here Christmas letter  Assumption is star to many Assumption = Bethlehem 1st reading (line by line almost) History of Bethlehem + Assumption “Overjoyed” Star stops over place where […]

Mary, Mother of God

Rosary      Having Mom with us Mary     Perfect daughter of the Father     Perfect mother of the Son     Perfect spouse of the Spirit To Jesus through Mary

Get with the 21st century!

Digital Story of the Nativity Get with the times! Values of world Holy Family: Law of the Lord Love Still act of love to defend and teach law of the Lord, truth     Saying no Christ the center of THE Holy Family And every holy family His Peace = reconciliation & forgiveness From Eucharist http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_Holy_Family_2017.MP3Podcast: […]

The example of the Holy Family

Families face many challenges. All of the demands of work, school, and society can easily put a strain on even the best intentioned of families. Hurt, anger, and bitterness can grow in our families especially when conflicts are not properly resolved, or relationships nurtured. Human beings require time, patience, love, and nurturing. We need to […]

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

In my Christmas Day homily, I said that Christmas takes us back to who we are. The grace of the Incarnation and the Christmas season bring love, joy, and peace to the world. This is what we are about. But, specifically, the manger scene reminds us who we are, first and foremost. God sent His […]

Grace of Christmas

Christmas Day Family giving Grace of Christmas     Who we are     Love, joy, peace     Power to become children of God Word became flesh     Grace-filled event     Child / children     Identity     Manger + Eucharist

Message of an Angel

4th Sunday of Advent “Demonic” stuff / families Spiritual warfare      Heaven      Earth      Us Discernment of spirits Mary and her yes     Son of God born to us! http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_4th_Sunday_Advent_2017.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Encountering Christ Through Humility

“There is one … coming after me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie.” Untying sandal straps was no prestigious job. In the days of John the Baptist, those straps would have been especially unpleasant to deal with. Besides the usual odors that accompany sockless leather footwear, there would have been the grime […]

Sinner or Saint?

SAA / 100 Confessions “Saints believe they are sinners…sinners believe they are saints” Examination of Conscience for seniors       Seven deadly sins + virtues Get straight with God Don’t block the Holy Spirit REJOICE!     Freedom, liberty Mass Prepare for the coming of the Lord in the Eucharist http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_3rd_Sunday_Advent_2017.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download