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Feast of the Holy Family

Feast of the Holy family – “The love of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph” Former life Love of holy family God Each other Righteousness Love in our families God Each other Righteousness Christ – center of family life / love http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_12.27.15.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

God Favors the Humble

4th Sunday advent – “God favors the humble” Holy Land / Bethlehem God likes little guy David (v Goliath) Gideon? (Army reduced) Church – 12 apostles Church new Gideon?? James 4:6 – God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble “There is no room for God in him who is full of himself” – […]

Humility, Poverty and Trusting in God

Pope Francis’ preparation for Christmas: humility, poverty, and trust. [From zenit.org. December 15, 2015] The Church, Pope Francis says, must be three things: humble, poor and trusting in the Lord. The Pontiff stressed this during his daily morning Mass at his residence Casa Santa Marta, reported Vatican Radio, noting that the Church’s mission is in […]

Rejoice in the Lord

Every third Sunday of Advent, the Church rejoices. This is known as “Gaudete Sunday”, which uses the Latin word for “rejoicing”. But, we’re still in the season of Advent, a penitential season. We are still in preparation for the coming of the Lord. In this way, the Lord is not here. Why are we rejoicing? […]

Rejoice in the Peace of Christ

3rd Sunday Advent – “Rejoice in the peace of Christ” Healings Gaudete / rejoice! Every Sunday here What should we do? 2nd Reading Rejoice  / 1st reading Make requests known to God Peace Peace Shalom – to be complete or whole Wishing all good things Post-confession! Post-healing http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_12.13.15.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Make Straight Your Room

2nd Sunday in Advent CCD kids / Jesus coming over St John Baptist – Jesus is coming! Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight your room Glory of his visit / presence Preparation through purification Conversion! Make straight your paths / souls / hearts Change ways, habits Leveling mountains (pride) Confess! Wednesdays, 6-7 pm Humility Examination […]

Please God This Advent

1st Sunday advent “Please God this Advent” Advent – “coming to” 2nd coming 1st coming Be vigilant “Conduct yourselves to please God” Pray Love Holiness ‘Please, God’ Please God during Mass      Fully engage and participate http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_11.29.15.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Advent is preparing the way

First place! It has been many years since we Redskins fans can say that our beloved team is first in our division in early December. And, we are actually surging, with some analysts saying that we are playing our best football of the season. This is exciting! Now, I know, it is possible that this […]

The Origins of Advent

First Sunday of Advent What is Advent? Advent, which comes from the Latin word for “arrival” or “coming,” is a period of preparation for the birth of our Lord. Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas and is the start of the Christmas season, which lasts through the Baptism of Our Lord. The first Sunday of […]

Truth vs Feelings

34th Sunday in Ordinary Time Nov 22, 2015 Christ the King – “Truth versus Feelings” Gospel / feast Kingdom in this world? Truth Mission of Christ Truth of kingdom Truth vs feelings Kingdom of God v Kingdom of world http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_11.21.15.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download