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  • Fifth Sunday of Easter, 2018
    Posted by Mary Wilson April 29, 2018 - 424 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON JN 15:1-8Many of us are familiar with the sad American Indian story about a young man who found an eagle’s egg and put it into the nest of a prairie chicken. The eaglet hatched with the brood of prairie chickens and grew up with them. All its life, the misplaced eagle ..
  • Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016
    Posted by Mary Wilson October 22, 2016 - 751 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON LUKE 18: 9-14The main theme of today’s Gospel is that true humility must be the hallmark of our prayers. However, the central focus of today’s parable is not on prayer itself, but rather on pride, humility and the role of grace in our salvation.Today’s gosp..
  • Easter 2016
    Posted by Mary Wilson March 26, 2016 - 851 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    Easter is the greatest and the most important feast in the Church. It marks the birthday of our eternal hope. "Easter" literally means "the feast of fresh flowers." We celebrate it with pride and jubilation for three reasons: 1) The resurrection of Christ is the basis of our Christian Faith. The Re..
  • Third Sunday in Advent
    Posted by Mary Wilson December 12, 2015 - 819 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Today is “Gaudete” Sunday or rejoice Sunday. Advent is a time for joy, not only because we are anticipating the anniversary of the birth of Jesus, but also because God is already in our midst. Christian joy does not come from the absence of sorrow, pain or trouble, but from an awareness ..
  • Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Posted by Mary Wilson October 24, 2015 - 667 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    The central theme of today’s readings is the overflowing mercy and kindness of a loving and forgiving God for His people. The first reading tells us how a forgiving and compassionate God healed the spiritual blindness of His Chosen People by subjecting them to captivity in Babylon and then lib..
  • Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Posted by Mary Wilson June 27, 2015 - 1,064 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    IF WE TRY to compare the faith of Jesus’ disciples in last Sunday’s gospel with the faith of Jairus, as well as with the woman afflicted with the hemorrhage in the gospel, we would find a big difference. The faith of the disciples can be described as “faith of the mind,” whil..
  • Fourth Sunday of Easter - Good Shepherd Sunday
    Posted by Mary Wilson April 24, 2015 - 961 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    This Sunday is called the Good Shepherd Sunday. The scripture lessons are about shepherds. Each year on this Sunday we reflect on the image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, devotedly taking care of his flock. The image of God as Shepherd has its precedence in the Old Testament literature. God has been..
  • Second Sunday of Lent
    Posted by Mary Wilson February 27, 2015 - 713 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    The strange experience of the Transfiguration described in the Gospel took place very soon after Jesus had been recognized by his disciples as the Messiah. This had been immediately followed by Jesus telling them he would be rejected by their political and religious leaders and made to suffer and di..
  • Ash Wednesday Homily
    Posted by Mary Wilson February 17, 2015 - 856 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Ash Wednesday is the “Day of Atonement.” Its very name comes from the Jewish practice of doing penance wearing “sackcloth and ashes.” The Old Testament tells us how the people of Nineveh, the Syrian King Ben Hadad, and Queen Esther fasted wearing sackcloth and ashes. In the e..
  • Third Sunday in Advent 2019
    Posted by Mary Wilson December 14, 2019 - 136 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON MATHEW 11:2-11 A few years ago in Reader's Digest a lady named Barbara Bartocci reported searching for the perfect birthday card for her husband. She came across a promising one. On the outside it read: "Sweetheart, you're the answer to my prayers." Then she turned to the..
  • Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Posted by Mary Wilson February 3, 2019 - 303 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON LK 4:21-30 Brinsley Mc Namara wrote a classic story called The Valley of the Squinting Windows. It is a great read, and is available today, many decades later. He came from a very rural area of Ireland, and was well known, because his father was a teacher in the local schoo..
  • Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019
    Posted by Mary Wilson January 26, 2019 - 300 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON LK 1:1-4; 4:14-21 One day in an introductory Bible class one of the participants asked: “Why are there four Gospels rather than one?” Certainly things would look a lot easier if there was only one Gospel. Everything we read in that one Gospel would then be the g..
  • Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019
    Posted by Mary Wilson January 20, 2019 - 293 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON JN 2:1-111 Jesus’ miracle at the wedding at Cana tells us many important things. For example, the fact that there were six ceremonial water jars, each holding about 25 gallons, tells us that Jesus produced 150 gallons of wine for this wedding celebration, which in tur..
  • Epiphany 2019
    Posted by Mary Wilson January 5, 2019 - 279 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON MT 2:1-12 In a village India, on a cold morning three palm fruit farmers were warming themselves by the fireside. Soon two of them were engaged in a heated debate comparing their religions to decide which one was the true religion. Ram, the oldest among them, sat quiet..
  • Fourth Sunday in Advent 2018
    Posted by Mary Wilson December 23, 2018 - 326 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON LK 1:39-45   Little Anita has a very busy father. He is a dot-com technocrat who makes a lot of money but has little time to be with his family. Every night, however, Anita insists that her father read her a story before she would go to sleep. This continued for so..
  • Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018
    Posted by Mary Wilson November 4, 2018 - 311 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON MK 12:28-34 Here are some laws that are said to have existed or still exist in parts of the United States of America: ·       In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania it is against the law to sleep in a refrigerator. ·   ..
  • Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018
    Posted by Mary Wilson October 21, 2018 - 323 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON MK 10:35-45 Alexander Woolcott, one of the most famous alumni of Hamilton College, New York, was asked to give a major address at the college’s centennial celebration. Woolcott gave a memorable speech which began with these words: “I send my greetings today to a..
  • Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018
    Posted by Mary Wilson October 13, 2018 - 295 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON MK 10:17-30 African hunters have a clever way of trapping monkeys. They slice a coconut in two, hollow it out, and in one half of the shell cut a hole just big enough for a monkey’s hand to pass through. Then they place an orange in the other coconut half before fasten..
  • Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018
    Posted by Mary Wilson October 10, 2018 - 305 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON MK 10:2-12 Someone once said that when a person gets into deep trouble, he/she is surrounded by closest friends and family. If you don’t believe this, just take a look at your wedding pictures today. Some Pharisees came to Jesus, and to test him they asked, “Is..
  • Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018
    Posted by Mary Wilson September 23, 2018 - 319 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON MK 9:30-37 Biblical scholars have discovered in Bible stories a pattern which they call “the younger child motif.” They found that in stories that have to do with two brothers or two sisters, it is almost invariably the younger one who emerges as the hero, the g..