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Advent Reconciliation: Coming to our senses

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This homily was part of a Communal Penance Service at the Cathedral on November 29, 2022. Reflecting on the Parable of the Lost Son, we take time this Advent to “Come to our senses” and return to the Lord.

Luke 15:11-32

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2nd Sunday of Advent: Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!

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John the Baptist bluntly and forcefully addresses the crowds, calling them to repent and prepare for the one who will come after him. May this message inspire us to repent of our sins and be ready for the Lord’s coming.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Advent

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Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of Advent

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Let’s take a look at some of the themes we find in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Advent.

1st Reading – Isaiah 11:1-10

  • The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon an ancestor of the line of Jesse, and he shall judge with justice.
  • Creation will experience profound peace with those who were formerly at odds.
  • Even the Gentiles will seek out God.

Psalm – 72: 1-2,7-8,12-13,17

  • “Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.”
  • The king shall rescue the poor and judge with justice.

2nd Reading – Romans 15:4-9

  • Through Christ, God gives us hope, endurance and encouragement.
  • We welcome one another, as Christ welcomes us.

Gospel – Matthew 3:1-12

  • John the Baptist proclaims, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”
  • John speaks of one who is coming after him, who will baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Advent

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32nd Sunday of the Year: A resurrection reality check. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord responds to a question with a response that underscores the reality of the resurrection. Knowing that there is more than this life, we have an opportunity to prepare our hearts for the day when the story of our life here on earth concludes.

Mass Readings – 32nd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Heaven rejoices when we repent. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus reveals through two parables the joy of Heaven when we repent of our sins and turn to God.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 31st Week of the Year

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St. Martin de Porres, pray for us!


Daily Mass: We are given the sign of Jonah. Catholic Inspiration

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As the crowds draw near, Jesus reveals that the only sign to be given is that of Jonah…a call to repentance of sins and a change of heart.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 28th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it. Catholic Inspiration

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Responding to a comment from the crowd, Jesus teaches about the path that leads to true blessings from God.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 27th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Christ calls us to repentance. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus makes it clear that there will be consequences for the villages that failed to repent.  This stern warning applies to us as well, inviting us all to turn away from our sins and return to the Lord.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 26th Week of the Year

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St. Jerome, pray for us!


Daily Mass: We follow the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus interacts with three people on his way to Jerusalem, revealing to us what it means to follow the Lord with all our mind and heart.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 26th Week of the Year

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St. Wenceslaus and St. Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, pray for us!


24th Sunday of the Year: Repentance and compassion. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus speaks of repentance in these three parables of the Gospel of Luke, revealing God’s compassion and desire for our healing and restoration.

Mass Readings – 24th Sunday of the Year

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