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Get into the ring! How this works...

This is easy! Each week on Thursday I post my homily idea...my main focus for preaching this coming Sunday. What I am hoping for is a reaction from people in the pews. Does my "focus" connect with your daily life, faith, and experience? Or not? Either affirm the direction I am going in (by giving me an example from your life) or challenge me, ask for clarification! Questions are the best! Reaction rather than reflection is what I'm looking for here. Don't be afraid, get in the ring. Ole!



Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Homily April 16, 2017

-This Sunday's Scriptures can be found at www.usccb.org
-check out this week's LinC Letter at www.parishlincletter.blogspot.com
-I will be celebrating mass at the 8:45pm Saturday Easter Vigil, 9:30am Mass in Church and the 11am Mass in the Hall on Easter Sunday.

Baptism, New creation, and the Sign of the Cross.

What do those three things have in common?  The Blessed Trinity. My hope is to transform the prayer and practice of the Catholic community in one simple Homily. That prayer is "the sign of the cross" and the practice of using the gesture/prayer as a connection to baptismal water.  In this prayer we are reminded of our being created as a new creature made in the divine image which is a communion of persons in love.  Could this connection change the way you live, pray, and have your being?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful insight Father. This resounds my way of life in a most beautiful way. As just this morning the first gesture I made was the sign of the cross upon myself asking for the Lord's blessing upon me. Then eyes lifted Heavenward, I asked the Lord for His blessing upon those who are dearest to me and to bless my, and their day today. Then I brought the Easter tulips in and asked His blessing upon them as I brought them in sprinkling them with Holy Water. Then I asked Him for His blessing upon the eggs I was making for Easter and sprinkled them with Holy Water. Then I asked Him for His blessing upon the two men who were working to bring some new trees to my land, and asked Him to bless the trees when they arrived. All before 9:30 this morning. How truly blessed a day can be when we live in you one simple Homily. Thanks be to God.