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  • Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Posted by Mary Wilson February 3, 2019 - 327 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 - 321 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 - 314 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 - 305 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 - 351 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 - 331 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-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018
    Posted by Mary Wilson October 10, 2018 - 328 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 - 346 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..
  • Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018
    Posted by Mary Wilson September 15, 2018 - 345 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON MK 8:27-35 The story is told of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on a camping trip. As they lay sleeping one night, Holmes woke Watson and said, “Watson, look up into the sky and tell me what you see.” Watson said, “I see millions of stars.” Holmes ask..
  • Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018
    Posted by Mary Wilson August 19, 2018 - 360 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Many Christians find it hard to understand the justifications that have been offered for some of the major controversies and divisions that have harmed the unity of the one church of Lord Jesus Christ. Here are some of such justifications. The separation between the Greek and the Latin churches occu..
  • Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018
    Posted by Mary Wilson July 29, 2018 - 404 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON JN 6:1-15 Little Johnny was in Sunday school and his mothercame to collect him. “Boy,” exclaimed Johnny as he settled himself in the car,“that story of Moses and all those people crossing the Red Sea was something!”“Tell me all about it,&rd..
  • Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018
    Posted by Mary Wilson July 14, 2018 - 350 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON MK 6:7-13A farmer hired a carpenter to help him restore his old farmhouse. The carpenter’s first day on the job was a rough one. He arrived late to work because he had a flat tire, halfway through the work his electric saw broke, and at the end of the workday his old p..
  • Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018
    Posted by Mary Wilson July 8, 2018 - 364 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON MK 6: 1-6An old man is wondering if his wife has a hearing problem. So one night, while his wife is sitting in her lounge chair, he goes behind her and says softly to her, “Honey, can you hear me?” He gets no response. He moves a little closer and says again, &ld..
  • Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Posted by Mary Wilson July 2, 2018 - 369 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON MK 5: 21-43“No minister will ever get close to a person who he is unwilling to physically touch. If you are not willing to touch a homeless person, or an alcoholic, or a terribly dirty person, you psychologically are unwilling to minister to them.”These are the w..
  • Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time 2018
    Posted by Mary Wilson June 17, 2018 - 366 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON MK 4: 26-34The world is changing and developing. We often hear this phrase and often the change and development would refer to infrastructures. If one tries to re-visit a certain place which he/she has visited five or ten years ago, he/she would marvel at the sight. Especial..
  • Feast of Corpus Christi 2018
    Posted by Mary Wilson June 2, 2018 - 471 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON CORPUS CHRISTIToday, we are celebrating the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. This special Feast is in remembrance of Jesus who gave His life for our salvation and commanded us to celebrate the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist in his memory.Why do we need a feast of the ..
  • Pentecost 2018
    Posted by Mary Wilson May 19, 2018 - 447 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    PENTECOST SUNDAYWe enjoy celebrating special occasions in our lives, especially birthdays and anniversaries. The Church also loves to celebrate. Liturgy is basically a celebration, it is a fellowship. And today we have a reason to celebrate because Pentecost is the “birthday” of the Chur..
  • Ascension Sunday 2018
    Posted by Mary Wilson May 12, 2018 - 468 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON MK 16:15-20The Gospels contain many parables of a master who sets out on a long journey and gives his servants charge of his estate until his return. In the feast of the Ascension of the Lord parable becomes reality. Jesus departs to his heavenly Father and leaves his discip..
  • Fifth Sunday of Easter, 2018
    Posted by Mary Wilson April 29, 2018 - 439 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 ..
  • Fourth Sunday of Easter
    Posted by Mary Wilson April 21, 2018 - 363 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    HOMILY BY FR. DOMINIC ON JN 10:11-18Today is World Day of Prayer for Vocations, a day when Christians are invited to reflect on the meaning of God’s call and to pray for vocations. Christian thinking on vocation has been summarized in one profound saying: “All are priests, some are pries..