14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: A father took his two daughters, ages 3 and 6, shopping for a new bicycle for the older daughter. Jenna picked out a “SHINY” pink bike, with a banana seat and training wheels!!! Andrea, the younger daughter, decided she wanted one as well!!! Dad explained to her that […]

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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) Intro: I have some friends, who, not too long ago, decided to build their own home. I remember that they were overwhelmed at first with MANY decisions as to what the house would look like. They met with different builders and contractors and finally made the decision as to […]

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4:30pm homily on June 24, 2018 INTRO: I remember being so excited, I was 9 years old, and my mom was pregnant and our parents said we could choose NAMES for the baby!! Oh wonderful…. Well I used to watch MISS BARBARA on TV a lot and so I kept asking for that name if […]

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) HAPPY FATHER’S DAY…DADS! INTRO: It is amazing the things I remember about my youth!! One thing I remember is my KINDERGARTEN REPORT CARD! Can you believe that? I was astounded at it, mainly because it COMPARED me………………..to my twin brother!!! On this report card were listed skills that a […]

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10th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: Tell the story of who is the most popular in school. PATRICK IS!!! WHY? He gives me the HIGH FIVE!!!! What is it about that action? Or the “fist bump”? It really makes a point that we are congratulating each other or we are united to each other […]

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Corpus Christi – June 3, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST INTRO: A high school student was walking down the street, past a house where a small child on a porch was S T R E C H I N G to reach the doorbell. No matter how hard the small child tried he couldn’t reach […]

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Trinity Sunday – May 27, 2018

Trinity Sunday (B) INTRO: I believe I mentioned to you that a couple of years ago….on a Mother’s Day….I received a “Mother’s Day” card!!!!!!!!!!! It was from my older sister…who was organizing and cleaning out some “MEMORIBILIA” of my mom’s. She died 9 years ago. What she found were several pictures of me and mom […]

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Pentecost Sunday – May 20, 2018

Pentecost Sunday (B) 2018 INTRO: Did you ever have one of those good days……when ALL IS GOING ALONG SMOOTHLY….. All is working out the way it is supposed to…… Everything is “flowing smoothly”? Here’s hoping for all of us to have many of these kinds of days! My niece Madeline just ran a ½ marathon […]

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Ascension Sunday – May 13, 2018

Ascension Sunday INTRO: Tell story of Father Don Dunson -friends since sixth grade -ordained together -during his years as a priest, Father Don became affected by the war torn country of the Sudan and the children “warriors”. After visiting and serving his summers in the Sudan he actually opened an ORPHANAGE for the children who […]

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INTRO: So, In 1982 I was APPOINTED to my first assignment as an associate pastor to HOLY NAME PARISH In 1987 I was appointed to my second assignment at Saint Christopher in ROCKY RIVER In 1992 I was appointed to Saint Mary in Chardon as an associate pastor In 1996 I was appointed as PASTOR […]

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