25th Sunday C; 75th Anniversary of the Novena to St. Jude Homily

“It is a pleasure to visit with all of you and to celebrate the 75th Anniversary Mass of the Novena to St. Jude here at the nationwide center of St. Jude devotions. I am sorry to say that Fr. Sal Furnari is not able to be with us this morning because his father, Salvatore, passed away two days ago and Fr. Sal had to travel home to New York for the funeral arrangements. I am pleased to greet the Pallotine priests that are with us this morning along with my brother deacon, Doug Kendzierski.

“In today’s Gospel Jesus tells the parable of the shrewd steward who is about to lose his job and has to give an accounting to his master. The steward does something that is calculated, and for good reason; he isn’t skilled or strong enough to work and is too proud to ask for help. Therefore, he calls in his master’s debtors and forgives them part of their debts, thus making himself look favorable in their eyes. He used his last hours in charge of his master’s property to extend a world type of mercy to others by relieving their debts.”

Read the complete homily HERE.

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