INTRO: In my elementary school years it was a pattern that we twin brothers and sister, BEFORE we would go to school, we would go to daily Mass at our parish church. Things were so different in those years and we would actually attend Mass without a parent! Typically, Dad would drop us off on […]

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INTRO: I had a couple of nicknames growing up… 1. one was “Jimbo” 2. another was “JAMIE” 3. The one I received in High School …. I won’t tell you!!! LOL But, We do “nickname” people in our lives, out of “affection” for the person. Many times we “shorten” their names too: Unfortunately, we may […]

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INTRO -There’s a cute commercial on TV that I have seen a couple of times…it’s an ad for choosing between chocolate milk TRUMOO and white milk and it shows a red devil and a white angel both speaking to the person the pros and cons of TRUMOO chocolate and white milk causing the person to […]

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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time HOMILY INTRO: Loneliness can be a difficult part of life. No one wants to be lonely. They say “one can be lonely even in a crowded room”! Maybe even in this crowded room? THE REALITY……. there are people who are lonely! Easy question…… Who were the two main characters in […]

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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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