Homily: The Birth of the Problem Child

Click HERE for the audio file of Father Reesman’s homily for the Vigil of Christmas, December 24th, 2016, given at the 4pm Mass at Saint Frances Cabrini Parish based on the genealogy of Matthew’s Gospel and the readings for the Vigil Mass of Christmas.

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Homily: A Messiah From the Mess

Click HERE for the audio file of Father Reesman’s homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A, given at Saint Frances Cabrini Parish on Sunday, December 18th, 2016, at the 10am Mass.

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Homily: In Between Promises and Fulfillment

Click HERE for the audio file of Father Reesman’s homily for the 3rd Sunday of Advent, Year A, given at Saint Frances Cabrini Parish at the 4:30pm Mass of Anticipation, December 10th, 2017.

 

 

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Homily: The New Kingdom Comes

Click HERE for the audio file of Father Reesman’s homily for the 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year A, December 4th, 2017, given at Saint Frances Cabrini Parish at the 10am Mass.

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Homily: Advent Begins, Exile Ends

Click HERE for the audio file of Father Reesman’s homily for the First Sunday of Advent, Year A, given at Saint Frances Cabrini church, Sunday, November 27th, 2016, at the 10am Mass.

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Homily: the Relatively Unimportant 2016 Election

Click HERE for the audio file of Father Reesman’s homily for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, given on Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at Saint Frances Cabrini church during the 10am Mass.

The homily offers the point, among others, that as a culture we have placed a distorted emphasis on the importance of the American political process and of the current election, relative to the expansive  and deeper powers of God.

We have placed far too great a set of expectations on our governing apparatus to solve our problems at the expense of personal responsibility.

Our current dysfunctional electoral climate mirrors a dysfunctional culture that the Christian community is called to renew through our universal call to holiness.

 

 

 

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Homily: Sacrificing to Keep Parish Life Going.

Click HERE for the audio file of Father Reesman’s homily for the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time, October 23rd, 2016, given at Saint Frances Cabrini Parish at the 10am Mass.

It is a brief reflection on the 2nd reading from Saint Paul, and it is a lengthy update on some aspects of our parish life in West Bend, and on the changing nature of parish life in general; it is placed in the context of the concrete necessity of handing on the faith in the face of changing circumstances in our culture.

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