Tuesday, November 20, 2007

33th Sunday in Ordinary Time 18 November 2007

This Homily (17 minutes) given by Fr. Thomas Weise explores the four last things: death, judgement, heaven, and hell. How does a fear of dying keep us from fully living? The work of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development was investigated under the premise that the poor know what they need to get out of poverty. See www.usccb.org/cchd for more details. The life and ministry of St. Katharine Drexel, (1885-1955) born in Philadelphia is used to tie these two themes together. St. Katharine often said, "Love is proved by deeds."

Readings: Malachi 3:19-20a; Psalm 98:5-9; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12; Luke 21:5-19.

32th Sunday in Ordinary Time 11 November 2007

This Homily (17 minutes) given by Fr. Thomas Weise at the 8:30 am Mass explores the close relationship between Baptisms and funerals.

Readings: 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14; Psalm 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15; 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5; Luke 20:27-38.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

31th Sunday in Ordinary Time 4 November 2007

This Homily (13 Minutes) by Fr. Thomas Weise explores the story of Zacchaeus the short tax collector who climbed a tree to see who Jesus was. Zacchaeus has a conversion experience when Jesus calls his name and comes to his house for dinner.

Readings: Wisdom 11:22-12:2; Psalm 145:1-2, 8-11, 13-14; 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2; Luke 19:1-10.