Fr. John Weckend's homilies for St. Cecilia parish.
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Nov. 1, 2009.




Sunday, August 28 - 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Listen - Gospel Matthew 16: 21-27 (2.3 KB; 1 min, 38 sec)
Listen - Homily (13.2 KB; 9 min, 24 sec) "Recently, as some of you know, I attended the national convention of the Catholic Women's League in my capacity as Diocescan spiritual advisor. And the convention was heldthis year in Toronto. So sometime before that I went down to the travel agent at CAA to book my flight..."

Sunday August 21 - 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Listen - Gospel Matthew 16: 13-20 (2.3 KB; 1 min, 36 sec)
Listen - Homily (12.2 KB; 8 min, 42 sec) "The readings today focus on that of being entrusted with responsibility. In the first instance, the Old Testament, the first reading, we have the story of Shebna..."

Sunday August 14 - 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Listen - Gospel Matthew 15: 21-28 (2.1 KB; 1 min, 28 sec)
Listen - Homily (14.4 KB; 10 min, 7 sec) "The Gospel reading we've just heard poses a rather thorny question for Jesus, knowing that his primary mission was to bring the good news of the gospel to..."

August 6 & 7 - 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Saturday, July 30 - 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Listen - Gospel Matthew 14: 13-21 (2.3 KB; 1 min, 32 sec)
Listen - Homily (11.3 KB; 8 min, 3 sec) "I found it rather ironic that the week before this Sunday where the Gospel ...

Sunday, July 24 - 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Listen - Gospel Matthew 13: 44-52 (2.4 KB; 1 min, 44 sec)
Listen - Homily (14.1 KB; 10 min, 2 sec) "'God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.' That's a very familiar prayer, it's probably one of the most..."


Sunday, July 17 - 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Listen - Gospel Matthew 13: 24-43 (4.4 KB; 3 min, 35 sec)
Listen - Homily (11.5 KB; 9 min, 26 sec) "A determined young man bought a run-down, abandoned farm. The fields were overgrown with weeds. The farmhouse roof had caved in and the fences were broken. It was a real eyesore. Something like the ..."

Sunday, July 10 - 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Listen - Gospel Matthew 13: 1-23) (5.0 KB; 3 min, 35 sec)
Listen - Homily (13.2 KB; 9 min, 26 sec) "The Gospel story today is rather self explanatory so I'll not have a sermon this morning. Not so fast. I read somewhere that scientists have..."

Sunday, July 3 - 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Listen - Gospel Matthew 11: 25-30 (1.4 KB; 1 min, 12 sec)
Listen - Homily (15.1 KB; 10 min, 44 sec) "'Come to me all you that are weary and carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest.' A couple of articles that I ran across recently talking about rest. In April 2008, a Swedish company IKEA installed..."


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