Homilies

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Aug. 17, 2014

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Written by Fr. Fitz Friday, 15 August 2014 12:27

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Fitz and Classmates, 1957, who survived the storm on the lake. ( See last week's homily.)
All went on to be ordained. All went on to be ordained. Six later left and married.

...behold a Canaanite woman of that region came and called out, 'Have pity on me, Son of David!'

MT Chapter 15

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19th Sunday, Ordinary Time, Aug. 10, 2014

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Written by Fr. Fitz Friday, 08 August 2014 11:01

...the boat was being tossed about by the waves...Gospel

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 3

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Written by Fr. Fitz Friday, 01 August 2014 13:43

18th Sunday In Ordinary Time
...when he got the news, he slipped away to an out of the way place by himself...MT 14:13

When I got the news: Gaza, Syria, border crossing children-scorned, haters screaming "AMNESTY NEVER!"  Ukraine, kidnapped girls in Africa, Downed air-plane......I felt I needed my yearly retreat more than ever. I had begun to feel, worn down--discouraged, which ultimately means losing heart.

So Buddy and I are in this beautiful "out of the way place." Pictured here on the grounds of St. John Vianney Church in Sedona.

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 27, 2014

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Written by Fr. Fitz Friday, 25 July 2014 13:20

Today's Gospel tells us the Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, a fine pearl, a net thrown in the sea..

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16th Sunday In Ordinary Time, July20, 2014

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Written by Fr. Fitz Wednesday, 16 July 2014 16:20

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The enigmatic parables: Do they speak to our time?

At the heart of the message is The Kingdom of God.
It means God's way breaking into our usual way of doing things.
There is always an element of surprise about that.
As Christians, we must be open to surprise. This openess we call hope!

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