Readings: Homily: How are we supposed to understand and handle temptation? We’ve just heard in our Gospel that the Holy Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert, and he remained there forty days, tempted by Satan. Even Jesus was tempted, and to be tempted to sin makes up a large part of our daily lives. […]Read more "First Sunday of Lent, 2018"
These next two weeks are “Bishop’s Lenten Appeal” weeks, thus the pastor preached/will preach all homilies. So, no homilies to post. Gone fishin’. God bless, Fr. RichRead more "5th and 6th Sundays of Ordinary Time"
Readings: Homily: Have you ever wondered why we have the Sacraments in the first place? Today our first and Gospel readings give us a hint. It all starts off with Moses hearkening back to what the Israelites said at Mount Sinai: ’Let us not again hear the voice of the LORD, our God, nor see […]Read more "4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2018"
Readings today are from the Feast of Saint Agnes. First reading is from the Common of Martyrs, to which I couldn’t easily find a link. Homily: Happy Feast of Saint Agnes! We celebrate the feast of our patron today and the Church thinks that’s so important for us that it even replaces the regular readings […]Read more "Feast of Saint Agnes, 2018"
Readings: Homily: The phrase “come and see” shows up a few times in John’s gospel, and today we have it from Jesus himself. It’s an invitation to find the answers to our questions, but not just through information, rather through personal experience and walking with Christ. There’s a lot to be said for this: Often […]Read more "2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2018"
Readings: Homily: The wise men or magi from our Gospel today traveled thousands of miles to bring Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, and have traveled thousands of years to us today to present us too with gifts: a question, a challenge, and a roadmap: The question is simple: are we a people of […]Read more "Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, 2018"
Readings: Homily: Today as we celebrate the feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, the Church gives us a Gospel reading that shows one of the few snapshots in existence into Jesus’ childhood. It’s quite the scene, and it offers us a lot to consider for our faith and families in the […]Read more "Feast of The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, 2017"