Sermons by Deacon Bill Kazmierowicz

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…

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…

Holy Trinity

Today is Trinity Sunday. I have much more to tell you but you cannot bear it now.”  God had big plans for the disciples, just like he has for us, but Jesus knows when his followers need some time to get up to speed.  Today’s readings emphasize wisdom, especially the wisdom of God’s will for…

5th Sunday of Easter

Today’s first reading comes from the Acts of the Apostles. The beauty of this book is thefocus on action, inspired by direct contact with Jesus. It is through these acts of faith,courage, and love that we have the worldwide church as we know it today. Each of us has a responsibility to continue this mission…

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…

Baptism of the Lord HOMILY

Maybe today’s Baptism of the Lord can kickoff a baptism of our nation and help to move us in a new direction.  I’ll start with a full disclosure, I’m a big fan of St. John the Baptist and he plays a big role in the baptism of Jesus which we celebrate today.  John’s life is…

Final Sunday of Advent

On this final Sunday of Advent, we are reminded of two of God’s favorite people and pillars of our faith, King David and the Blessed Mother.  As we prepare for the light of the world to come on Christmas day, let’s take a look at how God lights the way in their lives.     In…