Reflections from Fr. Seby

Reflections from Fr. Seby

Homily - September 27, 2020

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 9/25/20

Today we have heard the parable of two sons. It is another parable unique to Matthew’s Gospel. There the father calls his first son to go work in the vineyard. Firstly, he refuses but later relents and goes to work. The second son placates the father with a quick ... Read More »

Homily - September 20, 2020

Posted by Brandy Boudreau on 9/18/20

Today we heard a parable which is found only in the gospel of Matthew. In this the landowner went out in the morning to hire day laborers for work in his vineyard. He agreed to pay them the standard daily wage of one denarius. Several hours later, when the ... Read More »

Homily - September 13, 2020

Posted by Brandy Boudreau on 9/18/20

Poor Peter! It has been up and down weeks for Peter. It wasn’t long ago Peter received his authority by being the sound of his companions through the confession that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of the Living God. Quickly put in his place for rebuking Jesus for ... Read More »

Homily - August 30, 2020

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 8/28/20

Last weekend we heard the confession of Simon Peter about his Master while Jesus was asking, “Who do you say that I am?” The Gospel recorded the strong, clear, correct and confident confession made by Simon Peter through the power of the Holy Spirit that, “You are the Christ, ... Read More »

Homily - August 23, 2020

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 8/28/20

“Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi.” If you know about this place, the first question which comes into your minds is, “What?!! Why did Jesus choose this place?” This place stood near the foot of Mount Hermon and was well known for pagan worship. During the Hellenistic ... Read More »

Homily - August 16, 2020

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 8/28/20

The picture of Jesus drawn from today’s Gospel is pretty uncomfortable. A Canaanite woman cries out to Jesus to heal her daughter. By the end of the story, her daughter has been healed but between the crying and the healing, Jesus says some terrible and unpleasant things. He was ... Read More »

The Assumption of Our Blessed Mother

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 8/14/20

The doctrine of the Assumption of our Blessed Mother into Heaven was proclaimed as dogma in 1950 by Pope Pius XII through the promulgation of apostolic constitution Munificentissimus Deus. The Pope weaved together the verses from the book of Genesis chapter 3 verse 15, “I will put enmity between ... Read More »

Homily - August 2, 2020

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 8/07/20

The very fact that the feeding of the five thousand is the only miracle recorded in all four Gospels marks the importance of this miracle. The different actions of this miracle mirror the actions in the institution of the Holy Eucharist or the last supper of our Lord Jesus ... Read More »

Homily - July 26, 2020

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 7/25/20

In the last two weeks we have been hearing from the Gospel of St. Matthew chapter 13 and today we heard the last part of this chapter. The Evangelist arranged all the seven discourses of Jesus about the Kingdom of God in this chapter and as consecutive events. The ... Read More »

Homily - July 19, 2020

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 7/18/20

We come today to the second in this series of parables. We looked last week at the parable of the sower. Now we come to what is called the parable of the weeds among the wheat, the parable of the mustard seed and the parable of the yeast. This ... Read More »


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