Pentecost Sunday (B) 2024 INTRO: ANYY RUNNERS OUT THERE? A friend of mine just ran a ½ marathon. He talked about being in the “FLOW”!! ??? I had to look that up. “FLOW IS A STATE OF BEING WHEN WE ARE COMPLETELY FOCUSED. IN THE FLOW OUR WORK SEEMS EFFORTLESS. WE FEEL INSPIRED AND MOTIVATION […]

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Ascension Sunday (B) 2024 INTRO: For those of us who have seen or have run in a relay race, the critical moment in the race is the passing of the baton. More relay races are won or lost at that moment, the passing of the baton. Today’s Feast of the Ascension of the Lord can […]

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Sixth Sunday of Easter (B) 2024 INTRO: So, the diocese refers to my being your PASTOR as being APPOINTED! INTERESTING GOSPEL word today …. APPOINTED!!!! “It was I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit.” Presidents and leaders of countries… appoint people as cabinet members, office staff workers, etc.… Obviously, the […]

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Fifth Sunday of Easter (B) 2024 Intro: When I worked with my dad around the yard …I got stuck with all the “dirty work”. I felt as if I was HIS SLAVE!!! He would say: “Get me this.” “Get me that” “Pick that up.” And so, I would. But I loved the yard work! Still […]

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Fourth Sunday in EASTER (B) 2024 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 […]

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Third Sunday of Easter (B) 2024 INTRO: There is a “catchy”’ commercial on TV for the CAPTIAL ONE BANK CARD: “What’s in your wallet?” Well, I do not want to ask you that, but I would ask you: “What’s in your refrigerator?” Well FOOD is in your refrigerator. What is it about food? It affects […]

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2nd Sunday of EASTER (ABC) INTRO: A prominent man died; a man who lived the “good life;” solid, moral, and trustworthy, a faithful husband and loving father. He had worked hard; his work ethic and professionalism were beyond reproach. When he died, he went to heaven where Saint Peter greeted him at the gates. When […]

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Easter 2024 INTRO: Are you an “explainer”? You know if someone asks you what you did to make that delicious meal, you tell them! And then they know how! OR, When someone asks for directions to a certain place, you tell them! And then they know how to get there! Well, in the EASTER season […]

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Palm Sunday (B) 2024 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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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time B 2024 INTRO: Sadness can be a difficult part of life. No one wants to be sad. They say, “one can be sad even in a crowded room”! Even in this crowded room? THE REALITY……. There are sad people in our community. Easy question…… Who were the two main characters […]

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