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Fr. John's Lenten reflection - March 4

Posted by Hayley Kaffar on Thursday, March 7, 2013, In : Homilies 
March 4, 2013 - To Jesus through Mary

In Sunday’s first reading, we heard how Moses came to know God and his place in the Father’s plan in a revelation from God through the burning bush: a bush that was on fire but was not consumed.  In the history of the Church, the burning bush has often been seen as a symbol of Mary who was on fire with the Love of the Holy Spirit, and who even conceived in Her Womb God made man by the power of the Holy Spirit, while her virginity was not consumed.  Jus...
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Father John's homily - 4th Sunday of Easter 2012

Posted by Hayley Kaffar on Sunday, April 29, 2012, In : Homilies 

4th Sunday of Easter - April 29, 2012

Today our Lord Jesus says to us, “I am the good shepherd.  A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep…  I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep.”  Jesus Christ is not only the Lamb of Sacrifice who takes away our sins… He is not only the Lamb who was pierced, whose blood reconciles us to the Father… mysteriously our Lord Jesus is...


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Fr. John's homily - 4th Sunday of Lent 2012

Posted by Hayley Kaffar on Saturday, April 7, 2012, In : Homilies 
4th Sunday of Lent, B - March 18, 2012

In the Old Testament, in response to all of God’s invitations to be His own people, most of the house of Israel fell away from their faith, desiring more the false pleasures of this world.  As our first reading said, “they mocked the messengers of God, despised his warnings, and scoffed at his prophets, until the anger of the LORD against his people was so inflamed that there was no remedy.”  The anger of God is not a resentful, bitter anger, but it...
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