Homilies (Page 16)

Ascension of the Lord

A Note from the Pastor Fr. Gerard Lecomte, CJM This weekend we celebrate a special day in the history of the Church. On the day Jesus ascended to heaven to remain with his Father, he commanded his disciples to carry on his ministry, proclaiming the good news to the whole world. Now we are that…

6th Sunday of Easter

A Note from the Pastor Fr. Gerard Lecomte, CJM In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples to remain in his love just as he remains in his Father’s love. Love is a bond between them that lasts forever. For many of us, the first lasting bond we formed was with our mothers. We honor them…

A Note from the Pastor and Bishop’s Letter

This weekend is the 3rd Sunday of Easter. Let us listen as Jesus speaks to us in the gospel about being apostles of the good news. Let us rejoice as we hear from the bishop about the relaxing of some of our liturgical guidelines, based on pastor discretion at each parish. We will not be…

A Note from the Pastor

Fr. Gerard Lecomte, CJM This weekend is the Second Sunday of Easter or Sunday of Divine Mercy. The introduction to the liturgy of the day “Lord, have mercy” that we pray at the beginning of Mass calls upon the Lord to have mercy on us in our sinfulness. We celebrate that divine mercy, the mercy that…

Easter Sunday Homily

On this most blessed day of our Church calendar, as we ponder the mystery of the Christ, the astonishing news of a tortured dead man apparently resurrected, we must face the question every Christian faces at some point in their lives. What do we believe? What do you believe? Read MORE.

4th Sunday of Lent

Welcome to the fourth Sunday of Lent, we are about 20 days into the season or roughly at halftime. This is when we go back to the locker room andconsider what’s working and what’s not and how to approach the secondhalf. Today’s readings gives us powerful spiritual fuel as they talk about how God sees…

First Sunday of Lent

Today is the first Sunday of Lent.  We’re 3 to 4 days into Lent and some of you, like me, are still be thinking, how do I make this Lent more meaningful?  Let’s look at Noah and his voyage in the ark and see if he can help spark a new spiritual journey in us…

Feb. 19 – A Note from the Pastor

Fr. Gerard Lecomte, CJM At St James-St Leo, we take part in a Lenten practice Operation Rice Bowl. This is a wonderful way to make connections between fasting and almsgiving. Children especially can benefit from such hands-on practices. Rather than simply being instructed to “give something up” for Lent, children can be formed into the…

Feb. 12th Note from the Pastor

We gather together, as we do each Sunday, as the body of Christ. Jesus called us to love God with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind, and all our strength and to love our neighbor as ourselves. This Valentine’s Day, we commit ourselves to nurturing that love for God and love for…