May 15, 2016

Solemnity of Pentecost, Adult Confirmation

I. The Spirit Given Sacramentally A. In today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles we heard that, “when the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as...
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Pentecost Sunday Homily 2016

I. Introduction A. If you or I were to walk into Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, our eye would be drawn to the enormous stained glass window at the far end of the basilica. It is the window of the Holy Spirit. In it, the Holy Spirit is pictured in the form of a...
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Our son’s First Communion: A day I didn’t want to miss

Even before our kindergartener got out of bed yesterday, he said, "This is one of those days I just really don't want to miss the day.”He was so right.Reason #1: It was the day of his first baseball game—because thanks to rain, rain, rain, and a broken thumb, he had
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