Homilies and Letters

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: “What is it about wanting to be first?” I remember (and I am dating myself!!!!!) I would always run to the car BECAUSE I wanted the front seat!! Also… In school, I always wanted to be the first CALLED ON to do something for the teacher……….or…….the first one […]

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) God’s power! INTRO: QUESTION: What are we supposed to learn today? – sell everything? – follow the commandments? – be careful of being wealthy? – Who is the MAIN CHARACTER? – The RICH guy? – Jesus? – Disciples? – Children? A lot of times the expectation in MOVIES, BOOKS, […]

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Four Courageous Conversations

Dear Parishioners, The Catholic Church Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis has been on my mind since the beginning of August and I think often of you and how you are doing knowing of this crisis. I am sorry to say that I couldn’t find an appropriate opportunity sooner to provide a time to gather as “church” […]

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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: Dum, dum, da dum…. Dum, dum, da dum Tell story of the NEW PRIEST… -all excited for his FIRST wedding -not sure how many of you know the details of the ROMAN MISSAL, but this new priest was “still” fumbling a bit with the pages/ritual HE WANTED TO […]

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Rosary Crusade – October 13, 2018

Dear Parishioners, The month of May and October have always been two months dedicated to praying the Rosary, and dedicated to Mary, Our Blessed Mother. Perhaps you can renew yourselves this October and dedicate time spent to praying the rosary. The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer. It begins with the Apostles’ Creed, which summarizes the great […]

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Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: Matthew Kelly tells a story about a HAPPY business man named Paul who was in NEW YORK CITY pitching his marketing ideas MOST SUCCESSFULLY to this huge company. It ended up being the BEST MEETING HE HAD EVER HAD and every one of his team members was […]

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: I’ve got to say I grew up with a more tolerant MOM than DAD! MOM could let things slide, but not DAD. If we had certain chores to do, they had better be done. But you know how it is… I knew in my head I can get […]

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Fall Festival: September 29-30!

Dear Parishioners, This week begins the last minute “rush” to get the first Annual Fall Festival set up and ready to go for Saturday, September 29th, at 10:00am out on our fields through Sunday, September 30th at 6:00pm. A remarkable volunteer committee began this opportunity for raising significant funds for the school, replacing a twice […]

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: “What board games have you played?” When we were kids, our parents every now and then would BUY us kids a board game. We would go to the kitchen table open up the game… all excited… and “What’s the first thing that is found when you first open […]

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Faith Direct

Dear Parishioners, Perhaps you have been thinking about it and need information about FAITH DIRECT, our electronic auto withdrawal system for your weekly or monthly church offertory. I first offer my thanks to parishioners and school families who have ventured into the technological world of e-giving with FAITH DIRECT for your church offertory gift. E-giving […]

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