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Deacon Michael's Homily for the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time - October 18, 2020

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 10/17/20

Here's my homily for the 29th Sunday or Ordinary time reflecting on just what belongs to Caesar and what belongs to God.

Today's Gospel provides the occasion for a bit of a civics lesson for us, useful for considering the realities the nation faces presently.

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Deacon Michael's Homily for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time - October 4, 2020

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 10/03/20

Here's my homily for the 27th Sunday or Ordinary time reflecting on vineyards and what we are called to these days in the those that we are accounatble for.

You can read the Sunday readings on which it is based can be found HERE

I welcome any questions, comments ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time - September 20, 2020

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 9/28/20

Sorry this is posted so late.  Ooops.  But...here's my homily for the 25th Sunday or Ordinary time reflecting on "fairness" and "generosity". I received quite a bit of feedback since. Hope it engages you as well.

You can read the Sunday readings on which it is based can be ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time - August 23, 2020

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 8/23/20

Here's my homily for the 21st Sunday or Ordinary time reflecting on the implications of our answer to Jesus' question "Who do you say that the Son of Man is?"

You can read the Sunday readings on which it is based HERE

I welcome any questions, comments or suggestions ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time - August 9, 2020

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 8/09/20

Here's my homily for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary time reflecting on the "Getting Out of the Boat and Walking on the Water). 

You can read the Sunday readings on which it is based HERE

I welcome any questions, comments or suggestions the the Comments boxes below

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Deacon Michael's Homily for 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 26, 2020

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 7/27/20

Here's my homily for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary time reflecting on the "Kingdom of Heaven" 

You can read the Sunday readings on which it is based HERE

I welcome any questions, comments or suggestions the the Comments boxes below

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In our modern consumer culture we are preoccupied ... Read More »

Race Prejudice and Catholic Teaching - Two Good Videos

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 7/26/20

Bishop Robert Barron has two excellent videos out on race prejudice and Catholic teaching/understanding.

One is on how Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King's "Letter From the Birmingham Jail" makes use of the reasoning of Saint Thomas Aquinas and why that is important for our nation.  You can find that ... Read More »

"Open Wide Our Hearts" USCCB Pastoral Letter & Supplementary Materials

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 7/25/20

Here interested folks can access PDF's of the 2018 Pastoral Letter of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop entitled "Open Wide our Hearts" and several excellent short 2-page topical briefing papers discussing in more detail aspects of racism discussed in the Letter.

I welcome any comments and ensuing ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 12, 2020

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 7/13/20

Below is my homily from this morning's Mass for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time, July 12, 2020.

You can find the readings on which it is based  HERE

I hope you find it helpful in your own circumstances.

Comments, observations and perspective on my homily or on today's ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time - June 21, 2020

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 6/24/20

Below is my homily from this morning's Mass for Trinity Sunday.

I hope you find it helpful in your own circumstances.

Comments, observations and perspective on my homily or on today's readings are very invited and welcome! See the "Comment Box" below the homily.

Peace be with you all!!! 

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“Don’t be afraid”, the Lord tells us in today’s ... Read More »