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The Four Last Things

Posted by Deacon Robert McCormick on 8/04/19

The parable in today’s Gospel should remind us of our own mortality.  It should remind us that we do not know the day nor the hour in which the Lord may call upon us to give account for the life that we have lived. 

The parable of the rich ... Read More »

Martha or Mary? 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time C by Deacon Robert McCormick

Posted by Deacon Robert McCormick on 7/25/19

Today’s Gospel reading takes place at the very end of the tenth chapter of Luke which began with the sending of the 72 disciples.  To get a better understanding of it, let us take a look at their sending. Jesus had instructed the disciples to go out ahead of ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Lent homily by Deacon Robert McCormick

Posted by Deacon Robert McCormick on 4/08/19

My brothers and sisters in Christ, the readings on this fifth Sunday of Lent speak of a day in which we shall be free from the captivity of sin, when we shall become new creatures in the Lord. We will no longer be weighed down by the sorrows and ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Lent Homily by Deacon Robert McCormick

Posted by Deacon Robert McCormick on 4/08/19

Today my brothers and sisters in Christ, we mark the third Sunday of Lent.  We hear in the first reading the calling of Moses to do God’s will in bringing the Israelites out of Egypt.  We hear in the second reading how having been freed, the Israelites began to ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Lent Homily by Deacon Fred Williams

Posted by Deacon Robert McCormick on 3/20/19

Second Sunday of Lent (C) March 17th 2019

Introduction:

Some of you may remember the ballad of the “Boy named Sue.” It was written and sung by Johnny Cash a few decades ago and became a hit. It’s still around, and I hear it every once and awhile. The ... Read More »

Homily 24 February 2019

Posted by Deacon Robert McCormick on 3/02/19

Seventh Sunday Ordinary Time Cycle C

Love your enemies.

Be merciful like the father.

Judge not, condemn not, forgive and give freely.

Today's readings, my brothers and sisters, ask of us that which does not come natural to us. Today's readings, especially that of the gospel, ask of us ... Read More »

The Forgotten Sacrament: The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Posted by Deacon Robert McCormick on 2/20/19

The Sacramental life of a Catholic is filled with many great moments. We celebrate the birth of a child as we gather together for the Sacrament of Baptism.  As we watch our children grow, we watch also as they grow in their faith, as they receive their First Communion, ... Read More »

The Eucharist in its relationship to the church

Posted by Deacon Robert McCormick on 2/18/19

"The Church draws her life from the Eucharist. This truth does not simply express a daily experience of faith, but recapitulates the heart of the mystery of the Church. In a variety of ways she joyfully experiences the constant fulfillment of the promise: “Lo, I am with you always, to ... Read More »

Eucharistic Congress 2019

Posted by Deacon Robert McCormick on 2/09/19

Catholic events do not get much grander than this. Unless you have the opportunity to see the Pope in person -- such as those blessed with having been able to travel to Philadelphia in 2015 -- this is an event of a lifetime.  Not to mention that it is ... Read More »