18th Sunday Ordinary Time – Fr. Smith Homily

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Whenever St Matthew makes a reference to a previous event, he is telling us to take it very seriously. He begins today with “when Jesus heard of it”. The it was the section immediately preceding this one usually called the martyrdom of St John the Baptist. Yet Matthew will emphasize the dinner at which it occurred and as we prepare for the next stage in our lives as Christians in general and members of St Charles Borromeo church in particular so should we.  

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Community Mass – 18th Sunday Ordinary Time – 8/2 11:15 am EDT

Please join us for our Community Mass for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday, August 2 at 11:15 AM EDT. It will be a public Mass celebrated in the church and also streamed online.

Instructions to view the Mass are available here. You can also watch the video via YouTube Live in the window here.

17th Sunday Ordinary Time – Homily (Msgr. LoPinto)

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With today’s parables, we come to the end of that section of Matthew where he has his presentation of the parables of Jesus. And all of those parables basically are related to the Kingdom of God. You’ll see that even more focused today in the parables that are presented. 

But I would suggest to you that Jesus is talking more than just about the kingdom of God, the magnificence of the Kingdom – how precious it is, how radiant it is, how wonderful it is – but he is actually talking about the life of a disciple. 

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Community Mass – 17th Sunday Ordinary Time – 7/26 11:15 am EDT

Please join us for our Community Mass for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday, July 26 at 11:15 AM EDT. It will be a public Mass celebrated in the church and also streamed online.

Instructions to view the Mass are available here. You can also watch the video via YouTube Live in the window here.

16th Sunday Ordinary Time – Homily (Fr. Smith)

The Holy Spirit cast a wide net in choosing the human authors of the New Testament. Last year, we read the Gospel of St Luke at Sunday Mass. Although he may have traveled with St Paul for some time, he was basically an historian and wrote accordingly. Paul himself who we read today and indeed many Sundays of the year, was a missionary and his writings reflect these concerns. Matthew who is the Evangelist for this year’s readings in Ordinary Time is a Pastor and, in many ways, the most appropriate guide for this time and place.  

He was the leader or at least a leader in a divided community in the first century middle east. The founding members of it were born Jews but in time Gentiles entered the community. There were tensions. All accepted Jesus as the means to salvation but some wanted to keep more Jewish attitudes and customs than others. As these are human beings there were no doubt other conflicts. The founders vs the newer members of the community and the rich vs the poor to name just two.  Matthew acknowledges these divisions and his first and most important responsibility is to bring the people together. 

This is a common theme in his Gospel, and we see it plainly today.  

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Community Mass – 16th Sunday Ordinary Time – 7/19 11:15 am EDT

Please join us for our Community Mass for the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Sunday, July 19 at 11:15 AM EDT. It will be a public Mass celebrated in the church and also streamed online.

Instructions to view the Mass are available here. You can also watch the video via YouTube Live in the window here.

15th Sunday Ordinary Time – Homily (Msgr. LoPinto)

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We come to this 15th year [Sunday] in ordinary time. We listen to 3 very powerful scripture passages: one from Isaiah – and a very interesting one from Isaiah, because it factually passage at the end of the second book of Isaiah, just before the people are returning from exile. The reading from Romans began as great, for it speaks about the growing of all creation as it awaits the final resolution of God in regard to human history – all of history. Continue reading “15th Sunday Ordinary Time – Homily (Msgr. LoPinto)”