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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.

Feast of the Epiphany — January 5, 2020

The readings for today’s feast can be found here. The story of the Epiphany, which we just heard proclaimed in the Gospel, is a story of faith.  It is a story of faith in exercise, and it is a story … Continue reading

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Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God — January 1, 2020

The passage of time, the tick of the clock, the turn of the calendar page, the changing of the calendar itself from 2019 to 2020 is very useful to us in the practicalities of our lives.  Time passes, and we … Continue reading

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Feast of the Holy Family — December 29, 2019

I am always struck by the fact that the eternal Son of God chose to come into this world as a little baby.  It did not have to be this way — Jesus could have come as an adult human … Continue reading

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Christmas — December 25, 2019

Readings from the Mass at Night are found here. My dear brothers and sisters, how blessed we are.  It may not always seem that way, if we think of the trials of life, the difficulties, the tragedies, the losses and … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Advent — December 22, 2019

Today’s Mass readings can be found here. Imagine for a moment you were planning on buying a new house.  You did an extensive search, looked at the neighborhood, checked up on the school system, and looked at the crime statistics.  … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Advent — December 15, 2019

It is the third Sunday of Advent.  Christmas is coming again.  It is one year since the last Christmas . . . what has changed in our lives?  I think that is a good question to ask of ourselves, as … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Advent — December 8, 2019

Today’s readings can be found here. Brothers and sisters, in our first reading from the prophet Isaiah, we hear of an idyllic world that will come when Christ comes again into our world.  Isaiah describes that wolves and lambs, leopards … Continue reading

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First Sunday of Advent — December 1, 2019

Brothers and sisters, welcome to Advent! Welcome to the beginning of a new Church year! And thank you for welcoming me today as I begin to serve you! Because there are these three “beginnings,” I felt that it was a … Continue reading

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