February 14, 2020

Homily by Deacon Harry Evans The feeding of the multitudes is the only miracle of Jesus that is recounted in all four gospels. In the books of Matthew and Mark it is reported twice. Of course the details are different each time… The number of people fed, the initial number of fishes and loaves and the [...]


January 30, 2020

Homily by Deacon Jay Ziolkowski "Unless you change and become like little children, you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven" Matt: 18:3 Today we celebrate the feast of St. John Bosco, who was born in 1815 into a very poor family in Becchia (Italy).  John had 2 older brothers, and the Bosco family were farm [...]


January 26, 2020

Homily by Father Paul A Peanuts cartoon showed Peppermint Patty talking to Charlie Brown in which she said, “Guess what, Chuck? The first day of school, and I got sent to the principal’s office. It was your fault, Chuck.” Charlie Brown responds, “My fault? How could it be my fault? Why do you say everything is [...]


January 19, 2020

Homily by Father Paul A man spent most of the summer afternoon pestering his three sons to help him set up the tent and organize their camp at the state park.  He was angry and frustrated and kept muttering to himself, “Relax I’m on vacation. Relax. ‘Go camping. It’ll be fun!’ they said. ”  A [...]


January 11, 2020

Homily by Deacon Jay Ziolkowski "Children, be on guard against idols."  What a strange way to end today's first reading from the 1st Letter of St. John.  But I do believe that it has importance and meaning for all of us today and serves as a warning to us.  I am not referring to an [...]


Christmas Day

Homily by Father Paul This Christmas parable first came to my attention listening to Paul Harvey in 1965. Like all good stories, it has been told and retold by preachers and storytellers. Many years ago a man turned his back on Christmas.  He was no Grinch — Indeed not.  He was a compassionate, caring husband and father.  But [...]