Readings: Homily: I’m pretty confident that most people here know the answer to the famous question: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” “Practice, practice, practice.” Since we’re human beings, it takes practice and repetition in life to do almost anything worthwhile. Whether it’s learning to read or write, performing a grammy-winning song, or winning […]Read more "3rd Sunday of Easter, 2018"
Readings: Homily: As a kid, I used to be fascinated with both Revolutionary War and Civil War re-enactors. My family wasn’t really into it and so it was a rarity, but every once in a while a Boy Scout trip would overlap with a battlefield, and then you’d get to see the whole thing relived […]Read more "Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, 2018"
Readings: Homily: “Unless a grain of wheat should fall upon the ground and die, it remains but a single grain.” And yet, if it’s buried, it produces much fruit. I think most of us are perfectly fine with the whole grain of wheat part, as well as the bearing much fruit portion. It’s that middle […]Read more "5th Sunday in Lent, 2018"
Readings: Homily: If you were Jesus and you had a whip of cords like in our Gospel today, which merchants and moneychangers would you drive out? If you were Pope for a day, who would you excommunicate? Those are dangerous questions. What’s even more dangerous is, if you’re like me, you probably immediately have a […]Read more "3rd Sunday in Lent, 2018"
Readings: Homily: It’s Lent, so I figure it’s as good a time as any for a confession: I am an Elon Musk groupie (of sorts). Don’t get me wrong: I don’t think the guy’s perfect, I don’t think he’s got all the answers, and I wouldn’t hitch my wagon to that horse uncritically. I don’t […]Read more "2nd Sunday of Lent, 2018"
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 "1st 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"