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Get into the ring! How this works...

This is easy! Each week on Thursday I post my homily 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!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Mar 4 Homily Prep

-Last Sunday's homily is available by email
-This Sunday's Scriptures can be found at
-check out this week's LinC Letter on the back of the parish bulletin or at
-I will be celebrating mass at 6:00 PM on Sunday at Saint Albert and at our Lady of Grace on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Christ Crucified

 As all of our participants in “Church@Home”  are aware, we “proclaim Christ crucified“ which is foolishness to the Greeks and a stumbling block for the Jews. What we see and hear in Christ crucified his sacrificial love. Several of the participants in “Church@Home”  mentioned to me this week that  The second question of the three post by the “Church@Home”  discussion guide was a stumbling block for the members of the group.

That second question introduced the notion of sacrifice, the pouring out or the sharing of the self for the sake of love.   God does it in Creation, the Word shows it by the incarnation, Jesus perfects it in the crucifixion, we are incorporated into it by baptism, we enter into it in the Eucharistic liturgy, and we live it in charity.

This is the mystery of our faith. It’s crazy!