March 14, 2021

Homily by Father Paul Wharton (UNDELIVERED) [It has been said:] “When a person works an eight hour day and receives a fair days pay for his or her time, that is a wage. When a person competes with an opponent and receives a trophy for his or her performance, that is a prize. When a [...]

2021-03-16T23:04:44+00:00

March 14, 2021

Homily by Deacon Harry Evans You may have noticed our unusual rose colored vestments….Today is Laetare Sunday, which means “Rejoice Sunday”. We are halfway through Lent and I hope these days of fasting, prayer, almsgiving or whatever practice you have chosen have been fruitful for you as they have been for me and thus a [...]

2021-03-16T23:02:00+00:00

March 14, 2021

Homily by Deacon Jay Ziolkowski Are you getting tired of Lent yet?  Think about this, If this was the 4th Sunday of Advent, we'd be nearly done with the purple of penitence and preparation.   We would be anticipating the celebration of Christ's Coming in less than a week--Christmas Eve would be just around the [...]

2021-03-16T22:55:50+00:00

March 11, 2021

Homily by Deacon Jay Ziolkowski We are very skillful at the art of making excuses, aren't we? "I don't know how."  "I didn't understand that "or "I have a Doctor's appointment.” In the Christian world today, we can find all sorts of excuses for us not to obey God's voice: "It's the priest's job", "I'm [...]

2021-03-16T22:51:33+00:00

March 7, 2021

Homily by Deacon Jay Ziolkowski Do you have a dog?  If you do, I'm sure your dog knows that the following rules must be obeyed:  The UPS man is not trying to break in.  Their head does not belong in the refrigerator.  They must not stand up when they are lying under the coffee table, [...]

2021-03-09T22:21:10+00:00

March 4, 2021

Homily by Deacon Harry Evans Intended as a warning against disregard for the poor, I used to see this Gospel reading as a vision of heaven and hell. But it isn’t clear to me exactly where the people in the reading are. I think there is additional meaning that comes from the story if you [...]

2021-03-09T22:19:07+00:00

February 28, 2021

Homily by Father Paul Wharton A priest tells the story of when he walking down a street in Paris one late night when a man with a gun demanded his wallet.  As the priest reached inside his coat to get his wallet, the thief noticed his Roman collar.  He said, “I’m sorry, Father.  Keep your [...]

2021-03-09T22:17:21+00:00

First Sunday of Lent

Homily by Father Paul Wharton Sun Tzu (Soon Zee) was a 6th century BC Chinese General, military strategist, and author of The Art of War, an influential book on military strategy.  He wrote, If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be endangered in a hundred battles; if you do not know [...]

2021-02-23T20:35:05+00:00

February 19, 2021

Homily by Deacon Jay Ziolkowski Today, after Mass, we will begin our Lenten journey down the Via Dolorosa, the way of sorrow.  We know it as the stations of the Cross.  What is different about this journey is that we can do it in community or alone at home.  How long does this journey take [...]

2021-02-23T20:29:56+00:00

February 18, 2021

Homily by Father Paul Wharton Give a 3 yr. old this choice— a shiny proof silver coin or dirty, crumpled up $1oo bill. Almost always the choice is silver. Moses gave God’s people a choice before entering the Promised Land — Life or death, the Ways of God or the way of the world Jesus speaks of a similar [...]

2021-02-23T20:24:08+00:00
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