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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

Make straight the way of the Lord

On this 3rd Sunday of Advent, the Church uses the halfway point to Christmas to rejoice. This is called “Gaudete Sunday” which comes from the Latin “to rejoice”. One of the things about which we rejoice, believe it or not, is in the Sacrament of Confession. Yes, we “rejoice heartily in the Lord” for this […]

He is the Perfect Gift

Christmas celebrates the Perfect Gift of God’s love in Jesus, and Advent is the time when we prepare our hearts to welcome this gift. This week, take time out of the busyness of the season to slow down and reflect on the miracle of God becoming man. After some quiet reflection, share your joy and […]

Does preparing a way for the Lord have priority in our lives?

John the Baptist announced, “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” Does preparing a way for the Lord have priority in our lives? Often we spend more time preparing paths for ourselves rather than a path for God. Advent calls us to take the focus off ourselves and put it on God. […]