Pentecost Sunday (B) 2021 INTRO: RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT!!! 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) 2021 INTRO: For those of us who have seen or perhaps 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 […]

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First of all, thank you for your financial generosity to this parish and also I am grateful for your continued involvement with the different ministries we have going on, AND YOUR PATIENCE WITH THE livestream. Secondly, this is an important weekend as I want to take a few minutes to ask for your financial support […]

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Sixth Sunday of Easter (B) INTRO: So, the diocese refers to me being assigned here as PASTOR as BEING APPOINTED! INTERESTED GOSPEL word today ….. APPOINTED!!!! Presidents and leaders of countries… appoint men and women as cabinet members, office staff workers, etc.… Obviously, the diocese APPOINTS PRIESTS! It seems PEOPLE GET APPOINTED to do this […]

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) 2021 Intro: When I worked with my dad around the yard …it seemed I got stuck with all the “dirty work”. I sort of felt as if I was HIS SLAVE!!! He’d say: “Get me this” “Get me that” And so I would. But, I loved the yard work! […]

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Third Sunday of Easter (B) 2021 INTRO: There’s a “catchy”’ commercial on TV for the CAPTIAL ONE BANK CARD: “What’s in your wallet?” So, I want to use that question, but in a different way: “What’s in your refrigerator?” So, I asked the kids at children’s’ mass last Friday that question and OH MY the […]

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2nd Sunday of EASTER (ABC) INTRO: “Where are your wounds” story. 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 […]

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Easter Homily – April 4, 2021

Easter Homily 2021 INTRO: -I was watching children in their classroom the other day, COLORING!!!!!  ….. I was intrigued with their “hands”…. Some of the children were holding their crayons in a very unique fashion….. I guess not all little artists hold their “tools of the trade” in the same fashion, but, in the […]

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GOOD FRIDAY 2021 INTRO: I am sure you all have seen pictures or may even have visited SAINT PETER’S BASILICA. Try and imagine that high altar and the Bernini columns holding up the baldachin over the altar… BREATHTAKING. Around this high altar are FOUR LARGE STATUES, positioned in such a way as to look at […]

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PALM SUNDAY 2021 INTRO: A number of years ago I took horseback riding lessons with my brother on our day off. And, one day, as it could only happen to me, while in the arena as I was trying to “canter”, outside the arena there was a truck delivery using the “backup feature that had […]

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