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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
July 16, 2017

Jul 16 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: What makes all the Difference?

  In today's Gospel, Our Lord presents us with the parable of the sower. God is the divine sower who is casting his grace upon all people with various dispositions of soul. Fr.…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
July 15, 2017

Jul 15 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: “Oh Good Things to Come”

  Fr. Jacinto provides an introduction into the life and spirituality of St. Bonaventure, a great saint who has contributed much to the Franciscan order and the Church at large. Ave Maria! Mass:…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
July 1, 2017

Jul 01 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: Missionary Inspirations

  Fr. Jacinto provides us with a summary of the heroic life of St Juniper Serra, focusing in a particular way on his missionary spirit and encouraging us also to cultivate a similar…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
June 11, 2017

Jun 11 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: The Greatest Mystery

  After celebrating the great mysteries of our faith in receding weeks, today we celebrate the greatest mystery of them all - The Most Holy Trinity. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
June 10, 2017

Jun 10 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: A Valuable Lesson

  Our Lord teaches us a valuable lesson in the parable of today's Gospel. Where the rich had put in large sums of money from there surplus, the poor widow, putting in just a…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
June 4, 2017

Jun 04 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: The Holy Spirit

  On this great Solemnity of Pentecost Fr. Jacinto reflects upon the Holy Spirit and the importance of His role in our spiritual lives. Ave Maria! Mass: Pentecost Sunday - Solemnity Readings:  1st:…
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Fr. Dominic MurphyGriswold, CTHomily
May 28, 2017

May 28 – Homily – Fr Dominic: A Particularly Christian Paradox

  Jesus tells us to be in the world but not of the world. Other religions are completely of this world (paganism, deism), project this world into the higher reality (Islam), or reject…
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Fr. Angelo GeigerGriswold, CTHomily
May 27, 2017

May 27 – Homily – Fr Angelo: Jesus Tells It Plainly

  In today's Gospel, Jesus is speaking with His disciples, His 'inner circle,' at the Last Supper. He tells them that He is about to stop speaking in parables and tell them clearly…
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Fr. Angelo GeigerGriswold, CTHomily
May 21, 2017

May 21 – Homily – Fr Angelo: We are Not Orphans, But Witnesses

  Today's Gospel links love and obedience, and this is fingernails on chalkboard, Fr. Angelo tells us, to the modern world enamoured with rights without obligations and love without commitment. The words of…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
April 23, 2017

Apr 23 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: To Live Divine Mercy, FINCH and ABC

  In the Gospel reading, we see two appearances of Jesus to the disciples, first without Thomas, who doubted when he was told that Jesus was risen, and then while Thomas was there,…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
April 22, 2017

Apr 22 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: Impossible!

  In today's Gospel, Jesus rebukes the disciples for their slowness to believe. But their doubt and weakness is our certainty and strength. For the proofs Jesus offered the disciples ground our faith…
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Fr. Dominic MurphyGriswold, CTHomily
April 16, 2017

Apr 16 – Homily – Fr Dominic: Easter Sunday 2017

  Father Dominic gives the Easter Sunday homily at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Griswold, CT. Ave Maria! Mass: Easter Sunday (Opt 1) - Solemnity Readings:  1st: act 10:34, 37-43 Resp: psa…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
April 9, 2017

Apr 09 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: Holy Week Homework

  This week we remember the week that was the culmination of human history, and changed the world forever. Through the liturgy, we are brought into contact with these events and enabled to…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
April 8, 2017

Apr 08 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: A Sign of Contradiction

  Simeon prophesied that Jesus would be a sign of contradiction, and we see that in today's Gospel. The raising of Lazarus lead some to believe in Him, but others to harden their…
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Fr. JacintoGriswold, CTHomily
April 2, 2017

Apr 02 – Homily – Fr Jacinto: We are Lazarus

  On the fifth Sunday of Lent, it is customary in many places to veil the sacred images in order to focus all our attention on Jesus and His upcoming death and resurrection.…
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