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5th Sunday of Easter

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Originally delivered on May 17, 1992

Readings: Acts of the Apostles 14: 21-27, Revelation 21:1-5, and John 13:31-33, 34-35

In this week’s Gospel, we hear the story of the Last Supper, and specifically, how Judas missed it because he was too interested in the money that he was to receive for betraying Jesus. At each Eucharist, we are invited by Jesus to dedicate ourselves to others, just as Jesus dedicated Himself to us. We are asked how we are loving our sisters and brothers, just as Jesus loved us.  We are challenged to ask ourselves how are we helping the people of Haiti, what are we doing to stop the continuation of capital punishment, or how we are changing the lives of anyone in need. 

5th Sunday of Lent

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Originally delivered on April 2, 1995

Readings: Isaiah 43: 16-21; Philippians 3: 8-14; John 8:1-11

This week’s Gospel is the John’s account of the adulterer.  Fr. Healy invites us to reflect on whether sexual issues are highlighted in our society, perhaps as they were in Jesus’s time, to deflect our attention from other issues. We are reminded that Jesus speaks to us today when he tells the woman, “Nor do I condemn you.  You may go.  But from now on, avoid, the sin.” 

8th Sunday of Ordinary Time

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Readings: Sirach 27: 4-7; Corinthians 15: 54-58; Luke 6:39-45

Originally delivered on March 1, 1992

In today’s homily, we are reminded that listening and discerning is a difficult yet unending task that we are called to do.  Of course, we must be wary of liars, or intentional deceivers, but we must also be wary of those that speak untruths, but believe what they espouse.  We must test everything against the divine measure: does this resonate with the message and deeds of the Son of God.  May truth always be the treasure in our heart.

Presentation of the Lord

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Originally delivered on February 2, 1992

Readings: Malachi 3:1-4; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40

On this Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, we are reminded that we will likely always experience highs as well as our lows. Our God comforts and challenges us. We must be ready to be servants of our God.

1st Sunday of Advent

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Originally delivered on December 1, 1991

Readings: Jeremiah 33:14-16; Thessalonians 3:12-4:2; Luke 21:25-28,34-36

Today we are reminded that when we gather for Eucharist, we are indeed a family with all that being family entails. On this first Sunday of Advent, we are reminded that we cannot rest, waiting for our Lord, when our sisters and brothers are still hurting. 

2nd Sunday of Easter

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Readings: Acts 4:32-35; John 5:1-6; John 20: 19-31

Originally delivered on April 10, 1994

In today’s Gospel, we are called to be the risen Christ to our sisters and brothers, to forgive others, and to believe even when we do not have evidence.  We must regenerate others’ hope in Jesus just as the first Christian community was in the Acts of the Apostles.

Christmas (Midnight Mass)

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Originally delivered on December 25, 1990 (Midnight Mass)

Readings: Isaiah 9:1-6; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14

In this Midnight Mass homily, Fr. Healy reminds us that we must work with and for Jesus if we are to see justice, love, and family in our world.