Posts from January 2015

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Homily for the Week of Feb 1, 2015

by Fr. Hernan Cely

The Greatest Teacher I served the summer of my deaconate at a lake community in Sussex County. The local Swim Team was very good and many parishioners wanted their children to participate in summer competitions. So, swimming lessons began at an early age. One Sunday, I heard parents complaining about a particular swimming instructor. “She […]

Homily for the Week of January 18, 2015

by Fr. Hernan Cely

The Calling “What are you looking for?” Two good, ordinary men leave John the Baptism and begin to follow the young teacher John has pointed out to them. Jesus turns to them: “What are you looking for?” The men respond with another question: “Where are you staying?” The answer is “Come, follow me.” This is […]

Homily for the Week of January 11, 2015

by Fr. Hernan Cely

The Baptism of the Lord Over the centuries, the church has organized the celebrations of Our Lord’s birth, life, death, and Resurrection to cover the course of each year. The Christmas season is officially ended. We now enter Ordinary Time. With the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, we witness the initiation of the […]

Homily for the week of January 4, 2015

by Fr. Hernan Cely

The Epiphany of the Lord On this Sunday we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany, sometimes called the feast of the Three Kings. Today’s Gospel speaks of two kinds of searchers. The Wise Men are the “genuine searchers” and King Herod is the “self-centered searcher.” Matthew challenges us to ask ourselves what kind of searchers […]