Browsing the 2021 archive of Deacon Michael's Blog

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent November 28, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 11/28/21

Here's my homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent reflecting the time and history on thei New Year's Day of the liturgical year.

You can find the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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Sometimes when you are preparing a homily some very strange things pop ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time November 14, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 11/13/21

Here's my homily for the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time reflecting "the end" of things.

You can find the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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As the end of the church year approaches the lectionary readings for the Mass turn to the end of times as well.

We have selections taken from the various apocalyptic writings of the Old and New ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time October 31, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 10/30/21

Here's my homily for the 31st Sunday of Ordinary Time reflecting "the law" and "love".

You can find the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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It is trendy these days to be critical of looking at things in a “binary” way

...which is a way ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time October 3, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 10/03/21

Here's my homily for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time reflecting on Christian marriage.

You can find the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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One of the things that has fascinated me for years is what gets defined as “counter-cultural”. 

And how that can shift.

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Deacon Michael's Homily for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time September 12, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 9/11/21

Sep 11, 2021

Here's my homily for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time reflecting just what is "escapist" about Christian faith.

You can find the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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One of the takes on Christianity that I have always wondered at was the ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 22st Sunday of Ordinary Time August 29, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 9/01/21

Here's my homily for the 22st Sunday of Ordinary Time reflecting on hypocrisy and something about how we can help avoid it.

You can find the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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One of my siblings once told me of a run-in they had with ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time August 22, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 8/22/21

Here's my homily for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time reflecting on tough questions from Jesus and and our response.

You can find the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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 It has been observed that the questions posed by Jesus in the Gospels

...to his ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time August 8, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 8/09/21

Here's my homily for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time regarding the importance of Christ's presence to us in the Eucharist.

You can find the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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One of the things that has been the most difficult to deal with during ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time July 11, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 7/13/21

Here's my homily for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time regarding focus and clutter in our life of faith together.

You can fid the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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I have been blessed to do a fair bit of travelling in my life. 

The ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 12th Week of Ordinary Time June 20, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 7/13/21

Here's my homily for Pentecost speaking of the 12th Week of Ordinary Time on the notion of "presence" and its importance for our faith.

You can fid the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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I just returned from a week at the beach in Rehoboth DE.

It was great to enjoy something resembling a normal family ... Read More »