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Epiphany of the Lord

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Originally delivered on January 3, 1993

Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12

Fr. Healy reminds us that Epiphany caps the Christmas season.  We are called to be the Good News to others.  While we may look to the stars, we must be the light of Christ to our sisters and brothers in the here and now.

5th Sunday of Ordinary Time

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Originally delivered on February 5, 1989

Readings: Isaiah 6:1-2, 3-8; Corinthians 15:1-11 or 15:3-8,11; Luke 5:1-11

In this week’s Gospel, we hear Jesus tell us to push beyond our security to take a chance on Him and to enter into the work of the Gospel.  For each person hearing this message, it is a unique experience.  Perhaps god is speaking to us to tithe unto the Lord and to take seriously His challenge to let go of our need for security. 

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Originally delivered on February 10, 1991

Readings: Job 7:1-4, 6-7; Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23; Mark 1:29-39

In the first reading, Job represents our hopelessness.  In the Gospel, however, Jesus sees people’s illnesses and heals them.  Indeed, He brings us hope.  We are therefore to called to come out of our despair and to see the possibilities that make us glad, even in the midst of our pain and misery. We are being called to bring the hope of Jesus in our world.