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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INTRO: You all know I like to garden, but, it doesn’t take a horticulturalist, or a landscape architect to know the basic principal of why one does the act of cutting back your shrubs or plants. When one prunes……. it is all in order to STRENGTHEN the plant. I am sure you all believe this. […]

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INTRO: Last month my father was suffering from an UTI. He’s 89 now and lives in a nursing home ……… in a special unit for Alzheimer’s disease. He needs to be there. While he has wonderful care where he resides, medical, physical, socialization care, and spiritual care…. additional care does come from his children and […]

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INTRO: When we were children it was required to have a paper route and then to save money by INVESTING into a savings bank: having a “Christmas Club” account! We would have to put “some” of what we made collecting money from the customers on our paper route into the savings bank. From these investments […]

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Easter Vigil in the Holy Night 2018

Intro; Growing up….. Our family had lots of family gatherings! 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 thick of getting everything ready for the […]

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Good Friday 2018

Intro: I HAVE a nephew who is now a freshman in HIGH SCHOOL. He’s typically a pretty happy kid. When he was in either kindergarten or first grade on break from school during holy week he came down for breakfast on GOOD FRIDAY morning. His mom and dad were at the table sipping coffee. He […]

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INTRO: FOOD is powerful!!!! Food has the ability to transport our senses to another world!! It can help us recall the memories of family….. Maybe it was your mom, who rolled out dough, chopped, sautéed, and blended which caused your family home to have wonderful aromas that brought you (and your stomach) excitement, smiles, anticipation, […]

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday (B) 2018 INTRO: Saint Peter’s Basilica is HUGE! Everything inside likewise……. HUGE in size. It’s awesome to behold and I was fortunate in 2008 to spend a considerable three month sabbatical in Rome and I visited this wonderful Basilica MANY, MANY, TIMES! I want to point out that the Altar of sacrifice, under […]

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