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Reflections

homilies & more from

Deacon Michael J. Loeffler

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Please feel free to browse my homilies, other writings, and links and resources.

My first blog post explains why I call this website "Reflections"!

God bless you,

Deacon Michael

August 18, 2018

Last week, the Holy Spirit presented me with an opportunity, and I blew it. For that, I apologize to Him and to you.

I was scheduled to preach at my parish last Sunday. Here was the first draft of my first paragraph in my homily notebook: “‘Do not grieve the Holy Spirit...

December 12, 2017

Today, I had the privilege of leading the faculty and staff of Cascia Hall in Morning Prayer for our annual Advent prayer service. Here is the brief homily (homilette?) I gave on today's feast.

Today’s feast celebrates the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the po...

December 7, 2017

This is a chapel I gave at Cascia Hall on this date in 2011, and here is a link to a great article by leading Catholic apologist Jimmy Akin entitled, "St. Ambrose: Strangest Life Story Ever? (8 things to know and share)." Enjoy!

Today the Church celebrates the man witho...

December 6, 2017

This is a chapel I gave at Cascia Hall on this date in 2011. It's not too late to find an "angel tree" project or a similar effort in your community to serve the poor as we anticipate Christmas! Visit www.catholiccharitiesusa.org to find the location nearest you.

I hope...

November 15, 2017

This is a chapel I gave at Cascia Hall on this date in 2011:

Today we celebrate the memorial of St. Albert the Great. Though not nearly as well-known as his student, Thomas Aquinas, Albert was truly a Renaissance man even before the Renaissance began. In addition to bei...

October 9, 2017

The opening and closing prayers from Mass yesterday both struck me.

"Almighty ever-living God...pour out your mercy upon us to pardon what conscience dreads and to give what prayer does not dare to ask." (Collect, 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time)

This one gets me every year...

October 7, 2017

Cascia Hall celebrated homecoming this week, and I had the opportunity to offer this prayer for the students, staff, and faculty this morning.

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Loving God, as you know, we here at Cascia Hall have been celebrating Homecoming this week. We thank you for...

September 30, 2017

Six years ago, Cascia was celebrating Homecoming Week, and I was charged with leading the morning chapel services. This was my offering for Sept. 29th, 2011, the Feast of the Holy Archangels.

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Today our Homecoming theme is cartoons and comics. I was ne...

September 21, 2017

Here's the reflection and prayer I offered for our Upper School students and faculty in morning chapel at Cascia Hall today:

Today, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist. The Gospel reading from today’s Mass comes, appropriately, from th...

August 12, 2017

Getting ready for the ordination Mass of Michael Fritz and James Walter, my two formation classmates from the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau! This is the sanctuary of St. Agnes Cathedral in Springfield. 

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