Baccalaureate Mass

Father Bob’s homily to the Class of 2015…


13th Sunday in Ordinary Time B (Baccalaureate Mass)

The Gospel speaks of touch and faith.  A man sees his daughter dying and he places all his faith in the hands of Jesus, confident that if Christ places his hands upon her head his daughter might be healed. And there is the still greater faith of the woman who will not even dare to ask Jesus for prayers.  She believes that the suffering of the past twelve years caused by her bleeding might be cured if she were to but touch his cloak.  And of course their faith is rewarded.  The touch of Christ is a powerful thing.

Much of your lives can be defined by touch and faith as well. I am sure your parents can recall the first time you wrapped your infant hands around their finger.  Or way back when you used to joyfully and willingly held…

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