Sermons by Fr. Gerard Lecomte

A Note From the Pastor – Oct. 15

Pray for the new synod, where the pope will consult Catholics around the world about how the Church listens to their concerns, and how they would like its leadership to respond to them. The process culminates in 2023 with an assembly of all of the bishops at the Vatican, who will consider the findings from…

A Message from the Pastor – Oct. 8

Starting this Sunday, and for the following two Sundays, the parish will present a step-by-step explanation of the meaning of the ritual actions of the Mass. It’s the second phase of the Eucharist Renewal Initiative that began in September in all of the diocese’s parishes to re-introduce the gifts we receive when we attend Mass,…

A Note from the Pastor – Oct. 1

Fr. Gerard Lecomte, CJM The Holy Spirit draws us each Sunday to this holy place. We gather together as the body of Christ to celebrate the Eucharist. We pray that we may be made worthy of the call we received in baptism to witness to God’s saving power in what we say and what we…

A Note from the Pastor – Sept. 24

Fr. Gerard Lecomte, CJM This past September 22nd, I celebrated 43 years of priesthood. The gift of priesthood received as a sharing in the Holy Priesthood of our Lord led me to assume an extraordinary variety of ministries within the CJM: always in the perspective either being directly involved in missionary work or being at…

Sept. 17 Message

Fr. Gerard Lecomte, CJM This weekend’s readings can be quite unpleasant. Envious instigators plot revenge against a righteous soul. James explains that greed and envy are at the root of conflict. Jesus again warns his disciples that soon he will be handed over to men intent on killing him. But there is a loving Christian…

A Note from the Pastor

Fr. Gerard Lecomte, CJM Often we hear what we want to hear, not what we need to hear. It’s only human; even St. Peter showed this tendency. When Jesus told his disciples that he would suffer and be killed, Peter immediately drew him aside and criticized him. Not only did Jesus rebuke him, he told…

A Note from the Pastor

In today’s Gospel, people from towns all over Galilee hurried to see and hear Jesus. His heart was moved, for they appeared to be “sheep without a shepherd.” Jesus is that shepherd. Jesus is our shepherd. He has drawn us here, from different households, from different families, perhaps even from different towns. We come to…

A Note from the Pastor

Fr. Gerard Lecomte, CJM After almost four years of reflection, the Pastoral Council and I came to the conclusion that we have the duty and the necessity of updating our vision and action for our ministries at the parish. Our new Director of Discipleship will help everyone to make Jesus known, loved and celebrated. The…

At Note from the Pastor

As we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we sing, “Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.” But we do not just mark an event that happened nearly two thousand years ago. We also call upon the Lord to send the Holy Spirit now and every day to…

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…