Category: Fr. Tim’s Homilies

Fr. O’Connor’s Homily: January 1, 2016

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God New Year’s Day   Numbers 6: 22-27 Galatians 4: 4-7 Luke 2: 16-21   On this New Year’s Day, we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. “Mary is our only savior from an abstract Christ,” says Coventry Patmore.  Mary teaches us, as no …

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Fr. O’Connor’s Homily: December 27, 2015

Feast of the Holy Family-C   1 Samuel 1: 20-22, 24-28 1 John 3: 1-2, 21-24 Luke 2: 41-52   There are certain things that have happened to all of us in the past that are stored in our memories.  Today’s Gospel passage finished with this line:  “Mary, His mother, kept all these things in …

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Fr. O’Connor’s Homily: December 25, 2015

Christmas Eve and Day     Garrison Keillor, of National Public Radio, “Tales of Lake Wobegon,” has written an essay on “Christmas gift-getting” – and not “Christmas gift-giving.”  This is what he says: A few years ago, someone near and dear to me gave me a Polo shirt for Christmas.  And I said, “Thank you,” …

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