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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Readings: Isaiah 62:1-5; Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-12 

Originally delivered on January 15, 1989

In this week’s Gospel we hear of the first miracle at the wedding of Cana. We are invited to see Mary as a symbol for the Church itself.  Furthermore, we are challenged to be like Mary and get involved.  And in the second reading, Paul tells us that each of us is uniquely gifted.  Do we believe it?  Are we brave enough to use that gift to make glorious things for God?  Anne Frank and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were both ordinary people.  We too are ordinary people.  How might we make our light shine as they did?

 

4th Sunday of Lent

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Originally delivered on March 21, 1993

Readings: Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 19-13; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41

In this day’s Gospel, we hear that Jesus singles out a blind man to be the most favored by God’s love and power.  Indeed, Jesus wants us to have a new vision and to see things very differently.  We are called to see that we are part of a large family of God. Fr. Healy challenges us to re-examine the US role in central America and the role men in keeping women marginalized.

4th Sunday of Advent

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Originally delivered on December 22, 1992

Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:37-44

In today’s Gospel, we are reminded of how Joseph acted in a manner that no one could understand, except someone that believed in God. We are reminded that those that left the greatest marks, were those that believed in their dreams. What would happen if each of us believed that God was in, around, and always with us?

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