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Youth Mass Homily October 23,2016 Fr. Eric

Ego and Humility can at times be at odds in our spiritual lives and we see this happening in today’s gospel. The Pharisee has unchecked ego that sees the tax collector as someone to look down upon. The tax collector, not loved by many people, knows who he really is and needs God to be with him. The Edge youth have returned from retreat and Kevin McGloin gives insight into raising our kids in our faith.

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Homily 1030amOctober 23, 2016 Fr. Eric

13 people were welcomed into the Adult Christian Initiation at mass on Sunday.Todays homily reminds us that humility is a response that pleases God. What humility it takes to approach a Christian community and say that they want to be open to following Jesus with our faith community. Fr. Eric gives insights into how we welcome those seeking communion with us.

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Homily 830am October 23, 2016 Fr. Eric

The teachings of Jesus can sometimes really rub us the wrong way, especially when it touches areas that many think it’s normal behavior. Todays parableon the self righteous Pharisee who looks down the humble tax collector, deals with the subject that we should not be competitive with one another. We see competition as normal yet what does Luke tell us about this in today’s gospel. Some good insights from 


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Fr. Eric’s homily for Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 16, 2016

The widow in today’s gospel, keeping being persistent in getting a, not so good Judge, to render her a good verdict. The widow keeps coming, and coming and coming until the Judge has had a enough. God is like that widow, he keeps coming towards us ready to respond to our prayers, ready to help shape our hearts. He sees the good in us and is patient when we stumble.

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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Fr Eric, October 9, 2016

“The beginning point of every prayer for Christians should be one of praise and thanksgiving to God. Today’s readings reflect the inner core change inside the person who has been healed by God and in the Gospel by Jesus. The invitation this week by Fr Eric is making all prayer for the next 30 days simply praise and thanksgiving to God. We are remind if that were the only prayer for the rest of our lives, that would be sufficient. Being grateful is making sure our house serves the Lord”

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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time October 2, 2016 Fr. Eric

“Going over Brooklyn Bridge on 9/11 is Ladder Truck 118. That day they entire company dies. These brave people face violence and death head on. Where is God in all this asks the prophet in today’s first reading. What does this picture and Sunday’s readings teach us about this? Fr Eric begins his homily with his reflection on this powerful picture.

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Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time_Fr.Eric_09_25_16

The parable of the rich man and Lazarus, the poor man at his gate, can make all of us uncomfortable. The rich man uses the gate to keep Lazarus on the outside. During his life he could of invited Lazarus inside with him. The gate in the parable is the Reign of God. The gate is used to keep people out or let people in. Guess what Jesus demands of us at the gate?

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Fr_Eric_Homily_Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time_09_11_16

Today we hear that God is angry with the people as they have broken the covenant relationship with God. It would of been understand that the one who broke covenant would have dire consequences. God would have the right yet he chooses to be merciful. At times we think we have the right, because of our wounds and hurts, not to forgive others. The Sunday readings and video challenge us to be merciful as the Father. 

Watch the video shown this weekend

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time_Fr_Eric_09_04_16

One Sunday the Church received her newest Saint, St. Teresa of Calcutta. Mother Teresa was well known throughout the world for her radical love of the poor and the call to love one another. A wonderful quote that touches many from her was this one- “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with GREAT love”. Fr Eric shared a video from Fr James Martin S.J.

Here is a link to the video from Fr. James Martin S.J

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