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.
You ever have a thought i your head that you can’t seem to properly express in words? That’s how I feel today. Not because I have anything necessarily profound to say, just because it’s Monday and all the synapses aren’t firing. Nevertheless, I managed to ramble for a few minutes about today’s feast. And, at the very least, there’s a couple photos of the Lateran Basilica here for your enjoyment, too.
I wish I had recorded myself at the 8:30 Mass this morning, because that was the best version of this homily. Instead, you get the 11:30 recording I made in my office…
I was going to record a reflection for All Souls’ Day, but then I realized that was double work…I had one of the parish Masses last night, which, it turns out, was in fact livestreamed. So here’s the entire Mass; the Gospel starts at the 22 minute mark; the homily concludes at the 31 minute mark.