15th Sunday in Ordinary Tim © Intro: Tell story of Father Prendergast and “I just love these potatoes!” “YOU ONLY LOVE GOD AND PEOPLE” ……….. NOT POTATOES!!!!” He was right…. Potatoes are an inanimate object…!!!! Have you ever asked yourself the question? “How do I get to heaven?” This is the question that the scholar […]

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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time © INTRO: “School’s out for summer”! Everybody loves that! But, with that will be the arrival of a new classroom grade, advancing to maybe a High School or a College…. New horizons! Some of us MAY LOOK BACK on the past and wish for it again, but, we know that […]

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Corpus Christi – June 23, 2019

Corpus Christi The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ © 2019 Intro: QUESTION TIME … Congregation participation! 1. How many of you like to cook? 2. How many of you like to EAT? 3. How many of you have ever “waited on tables”? 4. How many of you eat out? Obviously, no matter who […]

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Trinity Sunday © INTRO: My Father was called: DAD Sometimes: DADDY Or POPS My mom of course called him JOHN And He called my mom: PEACH Everybody’s got a name ……. A “given” name or a nickname! The names of GOD Is what we celebrate today! “Oh Lord our God, how wonderful your name in […]

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Ascension Sunday – June 2, 2019

Ascension Sunday © 2019 INTRO: a commonly used phrase these days is: “Hang in there!” How many of you have used it? Now, I cannot image the Gospel writer Luke ever saying to the early church members: “HANG IN THERE!” This just wasn’t the way people in the early church spoke! This expression actually became […]

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Sixth Sunday of Easter © 2019 INTRO: Let me ask a question or two…. 1. Do you BELIEVE your mom is going to pick you up after school or do you TRUST that she will? a. If you BELIEVE she will pick you up, you might still text her throughout the day to double-check ….. […]

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Fifth Sunday of Easter © INTRO: When I was first learning how to cut the lawn in our family home, I believe I was in Jr. High …. And ….. I thought it was a bit UNUSUAL, but, my father was explaining to me that I had to cut the grass ON THE DIAGONAL!!! And […]

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Fourth Sunday of Easter © INTRO: True story: Many years ago fire was consuming an apartment building in New York City. A blind girl was trapped on the fourth floor, perched on a window ledge. Firefighters could not maneuver their ladder truck between the buildings, so a net was set up to catch the teenage […]

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Third Sunday of EASTER © First Eucharist INTRO: When I was growing up, I was a human EATING MACHINE………… believe it or not ….. ALWAYS HUNGRY, ALWAYS EATING…….”sweets”… Oh my!!! My father would call me “PIE-FACE”. But Dad would always say… YOU JIM ARE A “MYSTERY” to me???? YOU EAT AND EAT AND EAT…. And […]

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Easter Vigil – April 20, 2019

The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night 2019 Intro: Growing up….. Our family had lots of parties! That meant A LOT OF CHORES put on us kids!! And A LOT of work put upon our mom! (Somehow, Dad got to be free from all of this. ?????) Anyway, when we all were getting into the […]

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