Homilies

A Note from the Pastor – August 12

We like to think of Jesus bringing peace and joy, healing and inspiration as he traveled from village to village with his disciples. But at this point in Luke’s Gospel he is making his way to Jerusalem, where he knows what he will face, and his message has become sobering. The road to redemption is…

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,When St. Pope John XXIII initiated the process of Vatican II, he proposed the process ofdiscernment known as SEE, JUDGE and ACT. It seems that St. Pope John XXIII might havelearned this way of discernment through today’s three parables: The Wedding Banquet and the Servant (vv. 35-38) The Arrival of…

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, Today’s parable is entitled “The Parable of the Rich Fool.” The parable was an answer to thisperson who wanted Jesus to tell his brother to give his share from their ancestral inheritance. Inthe meantime, let’s set aside the title of the parable and quickly go over the parable itself.…

A Note from the Pastor – July 29

Fr. Gerard Lecomte, CJM The Holy Spirit draws us here today to listen to God’s living word, to receive the Lord in the Eucharist, and to give praise and thanks to God. During the week, many of us work hard to make our lives comfortable, aiming for a promotion or raise, earning enough to afford…

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, The heart of the Gospel passage is PRAYER and for certain, prayer is the heartbeat of Christianlife. As we have heard earlier, Jesus did not only teach His disciples the Lord’s Prayer, but Healso explained to them the value of prayer using two examples. The first was about a…

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today was established by Pope Francis as the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. As we remember the Joachim and Anne the grandparents of Jesus this week, we ask for blessings on all our grandparents and seniors. In today’s gospel Jesus goes to a certain place to pray. He seems to know the secret…

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear sisters and brothers, The two prominent characters in today’s Gospel passage are Martha and Mary. Throughout thecenturies, these two characters symbolize the two ways of serving in Church, which are morecommonly known as “ora et labora” (to pray and to work). Martha, who is busy with manythings, stands for the active life, whereas Mary,…

A Message from Fr. George – July 8

Our pastor is enjoying his summer vacation in France. Today’s pastor notes are provided by Fr. George:  Loving is not too tricky, right? Many of us are surrounded by kind, lovely people trying to do the right thing. Indeed, to “love your neighbor as yourself” seems like it should be easy enough. Treat people like…

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Happy 4th of July Weekend!  Welcome to all our visitors.  This weekend we celebrate the courage of our forefathers in creating a new republic and a new way of life.   Applying this to our spiritual lives, we look at how we, in St. Paul’s words, “Become a new creation.”   I’d like to start with a…

A Note from the Pastor – June 24

“Follow me,” Jesus calls out in this weekend’s Gospel. He summons us as well, and his call is challenging. Being a disciple means putting aside one’s own personal concerns. It also means following Jesus no matter how difficult. Up until now, Jesus spent his time preaching, teaching, and healing around Galilee. But now Jesus has…