Browsing the July 2017 archive of Homilies

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 7/25/17

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

The gospel parable that Jesus tells would be very familiar to the people of Palestine. When wheat was planted and started to grow weeds would sprout too and as they started to grow it was hard to distinguish them from one another. By the ... Read More »

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 7/18/17

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

We hear a lot today about caring for planet earth. Environmentalists and scientists remind us again and again of our responsibilities in this regard and how urgent it is for us to act NOW.

Pope Francis’ encyclical, On Care For Our Common Home, reflects ... Read More »

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 7/11/17

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Life in the Spirit the words of St. Paul what does “life in the Spirit” mean? We may think simply going to church, receiving Eucharist.

St. Paul says further we are not in the flesh we are in the spirit if the Spirit of ... Read More »

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 7/06/17

 THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 Jesus gives us two teachings in this Gospel reading: one about carrying our cross the other about hospitality. With many family visits at this time of year carrying a cross and hospitality can be the same thing.

The hospitality Jesus describes is toward His ... Read More »