Friday after Epiphany

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Today’s readingsThis was for the school children. How many of you have already taken down your Christmas decorations?  I think probably a lot of people have done that.  Probably if you go to some of the stores, you’ll see Valentine’s day decorations and candy for sale.  In our world, we always want to move on to the next… Continue reading Friday after Epiphany

The Epiphany of the Lord

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Today’s readings See, darkness covers the earth,and thick clouds cover the peoples. Barbara had a real problem dealing with Christmas this year.  The bright lights and the festive decorations were all reminders to her of the joy she should feel this time of year, but could not bring herself to actually experience.  Whenever she had a quiet… Continue reading The Epiphany of the Lord

The Presentation of the Lord

Today’s readings Who is this king of glory?The Lord of hosts; he is the king of glory. Today we celebrate the traditional end of the Christmas season with this feast of the Presentation of the Lord.  The current liturgical end of the Christmas season was back on January 12th, the feast of the Baptism of the Lord.  But the… Continue reading The Presentation of the Lord

The Third Sunday of Ordinary Time: Sunday of the Word of God

Today’s ReadingsPope Francis’s “motu proprio” APERUIT ILLIS, instituting the Sunday of the Word of God About fifteen years ago now, my home parish put on a production of the musical Godspell, and somehow I found myself part of the cast.  If you’ve ever seen the musical, you know that it is based on the Gospel of Matthew,… Continue reading The Third Sunday of Ordinary Time: Sunday of the Word of God

The Baptism of Our Lord

Today’s readings I think we have to be a little bit careful about how we read and hear today’s readings.  We’re still in the Christmas season – at the end of it, actually – and, more precisely, we’re at the octave day of the Epiphany of the Lord, which we celebrated last week, in which we… Continue reading The Baptism of Our Lord

Friday after Epiphany

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Today’s readings Today, as we continue to celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord, we see another Epiphany, another manifestation of our Lord.  Each of these manifestations tells us a little more about who Jesus is and what he came to do in our world.  Today we see Jesus manifested as healer. “Lord, if you wish, you can… Continue reading Friday after Epiphany

Thursday after Epiphany

Today’s readings Today’s Scriptures continue to reveal Christ manifested in the flesh, and the way his manifestation looks today is like love.  We have the great joy of continuing our reading from the first letter of John today, and, as I mentioned on Tuesday, John is always about love.  Today John gives us a discerning… Continue reading Thursday after Epiphany

Tuesday after Epiphany

Today’s readings During this Epiphany time, we continue to see various Epiphanies of the Lord, that is, we continue to see Christ manifested in different ways.  Today, I think we see our Lord manifested as lover. If you have time today, go back, and prayerfully read the first reading.  It’s one of my favorite selections from the… Continue reading Tuesday after Epiphany

The Solemnity of the Epiphany

Today’s readings I’m going to make things pretty simple today. If someone asks you what my homily was about, you’ll be able to sum it up in just four words: “Walk toward the light.” And that’s good advice, I think, for us who walk around in what can be a very dark world. Today’s first… Continue reading The Solemnity of the Epiphany

Tuesday of the First Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings The author of the Letter to the Hebrews is opening the eyes of his hearers, which includes us, as to who Jesus is and what he came to do.  He speaks of Jesus our God, who is higher than the heavens, who became flesh, essentially “lower than the angels.”  The author points out that he… Continue reading Tuesday of the First Week of Ordinary Time