Our Parish Programs Archives: Homilies at St. Anselm Parish

February 12, 2017 – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Dcn. Charlie

Wow, what a gospel. And, if these words of Jesus are a bit overwhelming to us, it was probably the same for those listening in Galilee 2,000 years ago. So what is the primary message that Jesus wants to tell … Continue reading

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February 5, 2017 – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Fr. Michael

In the first reading today the prophet Isaiah is trying to break through to his people with God’s developing message. The Chosen people had something of an inferiority complex vis a vis their neighbors, who had more ancient religions and … Continue reading

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January 22, 2017 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Fr. Michael

In today’s Gospel we hear about Jesus beginning his public ministry. Not to give anything away, but this Gospel is a set up for next week’s, when Jesus will begin his Sermon on the Mount with the Beatitudes. But that … Continue reading

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January 15, 2017 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Dcn. Jim

If you could change the world, what would you do first?  What would be your dream for the world? According to our scriptures this week, that’s really not a far-fetched question for us to ask ourselves. Through the prophet Isaiah … Continue reading

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December 11, 2016 – 3rd Sunday of Advent – Dcn. Charlie

In this first chapter of Matthew’s gospel, we learn about the historical birth of Jesus, Emmanuel, God is with us. Let’s take a look at when Jesus is born into our lives. If you were raised Catholic or became Catholic, … Continue reading

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December 4, 2016 – 2nd Sunday of Advent – Dcn. Charlie

If there is anything that we hear most from the scriptures about John the Baptist, it is his insistence on repentance. We all must repent. But what exactly is meant by repentance? John the Baptist certainly lets the Scribes and … Continue reading

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November 6, 2016 – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Dcn. Charlie

There is an old musical called “Seven brides for seven brothers;” however, in Luke today, we find out the Sadducees concocted a tale of one bride for seven brothers. What scorn they had for women that they expected one woman … Continue reading

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October 30, 2016 – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Fr. Michael

The Church is about to enter the month of November, when we remember especially those who have died, the faithful departed. We not only remember but we pray for them. Wednesday, a Holy Day of Obligation, we will begin the … Continue reading

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October 23, 2016 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Dcn. Charlie

At first blush, Paul’s letter to Timothy appears somewhat boastful. “I competed well; I finished the race; I kept the faith.” He even seems to presume that the crown of righteousness will be awarded to him. And there are certainly … Continue reading

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October 9, 2016 – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Dcn. Charlie

Nine of ten lepers did not return to give thanks. Not being grateful: we all do it, don’t we? Kids to their parents; spouses to each other; all of us to God. Even so, in our gospel story, it would … Continue reading

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