Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) INTRO: A young man sought a job position with a MASTER JEWELER. He wanted to become an expert “gemologist” as well, BUT the MASTER JEWELER brushed him off, assuming that the applicant was too young to have the patience demanded to learn the craft. The young man PLEADED for […]

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Epiphany 2017

In 1967 my parents moved us from Lakewood to Fairview Park to what I always refer to as THE BIG HOUSE which we occupied until last year. When they did that ……they made a decision: “To make new friends” in CHRIST Or As is more typical; “To make new friends in the new church to […]

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Holy Family Sunday 2017

INTRO: I was diagnosed at a very early age with poor eyesight. I used to run around fast and turn corners, but never quite making it and ended up smacking into the door jamb! At one point, they put a SPACE HELMET on me to protect me and finally realized…something wrong with his eyes! The […]

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Funeral Homily for Dave DiGirolamo

David DiGirolamo Funeral Homily Thursday December 28, 2017 6:00pm IHM INTRO:​ When I was at the seminary in my last few years of studying for the priesthood a new priest faculty member joined our seminary. He was quite brilliant, had written books that were published, and sort of let others know that he did all […]

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What’s in a name? Do you know how you got your name? My name is “JAMES EDWARD”. Of course, I am called “Father Jim” by you and some of my family calls me “Jimmy”, some of them spell “Jimmy” with a “Y” at the end and some spell it with an “IE” (don’t ask me […]

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The Beggar’s Bowl

One day a great KING was travelling through his Kingdom when he met an old beggar carrying a large bowl. “What can I do to help you, old man?” “There is nothing you can do for me, sire.” “What do you mean? I am the KING! I possess unlimited power and wealth. I can fulfill […]

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