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Fr. Jeff's Homilies and Reflections on Modern Issues


Changing No to Yes: Power of Union, Power of the Cross
Click to hear the homily.Changing No to Yes: Power of Union, Power of the Cross In the parable of the two sons in the vineyard, we have a wonderful account of why humans have a will to do or not to do!!    

Beggars, Broken Mary & Divine Acceptance
Click to hear the homily.Beggars and Broken Mary Beggars, broken Mary and Divine Acceptance.  We can relate to each other and Mary, Mother of God, through our brokenness.  We are all beggars of grace receiving Divine Acceptance of each one of us.    

Grandma Church: “Love You” “ Forgive You"
Click to hear the homily.Grandma Church:  “Love You” “ Forgive You" Mt 18:15-20: Church is to be more like Grandma.  Not judged!  Not intending anyone’s excommunication! But being lifted up by Grandma Church’s prayer at the altar: Forgive you and I love you.     

Forgive: Don’t Have To Take It To The Grave
Click to hear the homily. Forgive: Don’t Have To Take It To The GraveMt 18:21-35:Hindsight should lead us more to insight than regret. Hindsight leads us to insight about forgiveness: What we don’t have to take with us to the grave    

Differentiate Not Mutate
Click to hear the homily.Differentiate Not Mutate How do we know what is true and good for each other and put that first?  Revelation of what is true and good is the cup of cold water we can give each other. 

Dance with Me - Undivided Unity
Click to hear the homily.Dance with Me - Undivided Unity God as Trinity  is not abstract like a math formula.  God is an eternal Dance of Unity.  How do we join the dance?  How do we finally unite with one another in humanity? 

Holy Spirit: From Breaking Point to Turning Point
Click to hear the homily.Holy Spirit: From Breaking Point to Turning Point  Perhaps our world is at a turning point not a breaking point? 

Mother's Day 2017
Click to hear the homily.Mother's Day 2017  Did you know you are wonderfully made?  Don’t we want other people to know they too are wonderfully made?  Isn’t that evangelization? 

Coping Mechanism
Click to hear the homily.3rd Sunday of Advent Coping Mechanism   Is 35:1-10, Jas 5:7-10, Mt 11:2-11   Most of life, physical or spiritual, is coping. Life is 80% coping and 20% overcoming. People with chronic illness teach us how to help each other cope.

Where is the Mother, There is Healing
Click to hear the homily.Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin MaryWhere is the Mother, there is healing.   Mary is blessed with original freedom and so is Eve.  What happened? May Mother help us find original freedom again, freedom for the Word, freedom for the other, freedom to love.