6th Sunday in Ordinary Time © 2019 INTRO: I do get caught up with all those TV shows about rehabbing homes; Property Brothers HGTV Love it or List it Fixer upper Flip or flop In these types of TV shows people will buy an old house with the intent of gutting it or REMOVING ALL […]

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL 2019 INTRO: When I was in Catholic elementary school in Lakewood, Ohio, during my fourth, fifth, and sixth grades, I was quite the swimmer. I was young and fearless, I was small built, wire-y, and fast moving. Today…… I am old and fearful….not quite small built, hardly […]

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time © INTRO: A little boy complained of “PAIN” all over…. So his concerned mother took him to the doctor. “So where does it hurt, pal?” said the doctor. “I hurt all over!” the boy said. “What do you mean ALL OVER?” the doctor said. And the boy touched his knee […]

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Baptism of the Lord © INTRO: Imagine being given the newest SMARTPHONE with the latest technologies….. • It has an amazing camera • Stereo sound • Practically unlimited memory and • Lightning speed Its capabilities are almost endless. Now imagine that you never turn it on and it just sits in your pocket! It’s good […]

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Epiphany – January 6, 2019

Epiphany 2019 INTRO: Do you remember any one particular phrase that your father used over and over again? I do ……………. TURN OFF THE LIGHTS! I guess my father wasn’t a good CHRISTIAN, because CHRISTIAN’S aren’t supposed to turn off our lights…. Meaning the LIGHT OF CHRIST!!!!! They are to be kept burning brightly, always […]

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New Year’s Day – January 1, 2019

New Year’s Day Homily INTRO: My mom was a lot of fun to be with. My dad and she made many church friends ….. And …. She had many “girlfriends” and socialized a lot with them. She was friendly to all… had this job “at the front desk” of our county library. It was perfect […]

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HOLY FAMILY SUNDAY © 2018 INTRO: Hope all of you are enjoying a happy Christmas! Tell joke: Alright, there was this aging couple watching TV together in their home. As their hearing was challenged the TV was blaring!!! The wife asks her “hubby”… “Would you please get me a snack? I would like an ice […]

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Christmas Eve Mass – December 24, 2018

Christmas – Mass at Midnight (ABC) INTRO:​AHHHH  CHRISTMAS!  Merry Christmas everybody! Every year at Christmas, people everywhere are giving gifts (but I should say..for the most part people everywhere …….  we have to remember OUR WORLD DOES HAVE unbelievers and the indigent…. Let us BE MINDFUL OF THEM TONIGHT!  We pray …. May God protect […]

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Third Sunday in Advent © INTRO: 1. Empty the dishwasher 2. Take out the Garbage 3. Clean your room 4. Walk the dog These are the typical “kid chores” at home!!! Kids are supposed to do these, for the most part, without having to be told. It teaches them responsibility by “belonging to a family […]

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Second Sunday of Advent © INTRO: I had to ask myself…….. What’s the BIG DEAL in this reading with mentioning all the reigning governors and tetrarchs? What is LUKE doing? BASICALLY……….. It’s like setting the stage with all the “actors” on which JESUS will act. Jesus will intermingle with all these “actors” throughout his public […]

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