So what if it’s a day late; at least I got something out. More content coming this week, too. I’m feeling motivated.
I was asked to post this one after my 8:30 Mass this morning…didn’t get around to recording it until almost 6:00 tonight. So it’s probably not very close to what I said this morning, but it’s at least in the neighborhood. I was going to try to do this as a video, but it takes long enough to upload to YouTube that it didn’t seem too practical. It is what it is. Anyway, today’s readings can be found here, and the audio is below. Enjoy.
Remember back when I created a YouTube channel and promised you lots of exciting content?
…remember how I never promised when said exciting content would be delivered?
Well, here’s some of it now. Since I have a bunch of churches, and the pandemic makes it more difficult for you to get to them, allow me to try and bring them to you. This is Episode 1 of Church Tours.
I considered not posting this, but figured I might as well, since it’s already out there. I didn’t particularly like this homily. I know, I say that about almost every homily I give, but it is what it is. It went pretty well the night before, I thought, but for whatever reason, I felt very uncomfortable while I was preaching on Sunday. Don’t know why. But we all survived, and as far as I know, no one walked out. Next week will hopefully be better.
For those that didn’t catch it live, here’s today’s Mass. The Gospel begins at the 19:46 mark; the homily at the 21:40 mark. The poem that I try to make use of is t.s. eliot’s The Journey of the Magi, and the recording of him reading (reciting?) that particular piece is below the Mass.
Happy New Year!
As usual, I apologize for the lack of posts recently, but Advent/Christmas is one of our busier seasons, pandemic or no. I do have some content planned for the year ahead, as long as my schedule permits. (More accurately, as long as I manage my time appropriately and exercise some self-discipline.)
I had the 11 AM Mass this morning for today’s Solemnity, so I thought I’d share that here. I know there’s probably a way I could download the entire video and chop it so it’s just the homily, but I haven’t learned how to do that yet, so I’ll just share the whole thing with you.
Oh, and a programming alert: I have the 11 this Sunday as well, which is also on the livestream.
Somehow, when I record these things in my office, they’re longer than when I give them at Mass…I’m not sure if that makes them better or worse. Either way, here it is.
This was going to be a short reflection…but I don’t know how to do that.
Just a quick reflection on a few lines from today’s first reading. This was a one-take, unscripted, no editing thing…part of my attempts to stop letting the perfect be the enemy of the good. Whatever.
I was off last week, but – fear not! – I have returned. And to make it up to you, here’s a long (16 minutes or so) ramble on Bl. Miguel Pro, whom the Church celebrates today.