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About frrobertsalm

Ordained a Priest of Jesus Christ for the Archdiocese of Newark in 2012, I am the Administrator for Guardian Angel Parish in Allendale, New Jersey. This blog consists primarily of my daily and Sunday homilies, and where I can I put the links to the readings so that you can refer to them. I also have developed the habit of recording my Sunday homilies and posting them through this blog. All of this is designed to give anyone who chooses to read my blog or listen to my homilies a little bit of extra help in digesting the Sacred Scriptures that they hear at the Mass and applying them to their own lives. I don't have any special wisdom, but I hope that the Holy Spirit is somehow at work in these words. I hope these posts help. Pray for me as I pray for all of you.

Fourth Sunday of Lent — March 22, 2020

No homily posted this week because you can view the whole Mass on YouTube! https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCuVm1qnnO9hJ2oBWzPosyKw

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Third Sunday of Lent — March 15, 2020

N.B.  We have all been bombarded so much with information about the coronavirus.  Let us all take a moment, listen to God’s Word, and reflect upon it. Today’s readings may be found here. You can hear me proclaim the readings … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Lent — March 8, 2020

I am sure many of us have heard about the devastating tornados that hit Nashville this week.  One of the destroyed buildings was the Church of the Assumption.  In the face of the storm, the pastor of the Church was able to retrieve the Most Blessed Sacrament from the Tabernacle.  If the Eucharist is just a symbol, why bother? Continue reading

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First Sunday of Lent — March 1, 2020

As St. Augustine said, let us not think of the temptations without thinking of the victory. Continue reading

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Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time — February 23, 2020

Today’s Readings can be found here. Listen to this homily delivered here. My brothers and sisters, today’s Gospel is a continuation of the great Sermon on the Mount.  Imagine the scene, hundreds of people, if not thousands of people, have … Continue reading

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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time — February 16, 2020

Today’s readings may be found here. You can listen to this homily being delivered here. Brothers and sisters, I am sure it is no great surprise to you, but I have many faults.  There is an ugly side to me … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time — February 9, 2020

Every time we feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, clothe the naked, visit the sick and imprisoned, bury the dead and give alms to the poor, our light shines before others.  Every time we instruct, advise, console, comfort, forgive, and bear wrongs patiently and with compassion, our light shines before others. Continue reading

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February 2, 2020 — Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord

No matter our past, we have a future.  And our destiny, because of our Baptism is to be with God in Heaven.  Whether we actually achieve that is, of course, up to us and the choices we make to do good and to avoid sin.  But, the Sacraments help us to become holy and to be rewarded with eternal life. Continue reading

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time — January 26, 2020

We want to believe what we want to believe, and nobody is going to tell us different.  We put up walls that divide.  We surround ourselves only with the like-minded. Continue reading

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Feast of the Baptism of the Lord — January 12, 2020

Today’s Readings can be found here.        This Gospel that we just heard, brothers and sisters, is a game changer.  Centuries and centuries ago, God created us, and we fell from grace through the original sin, but He … Continue reading

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