Sermons by Fr. Gerard Lecomte

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Note from the Pastor

Fr. Gerard Lecomte, CJM Today, I will present you with a few important things on our liturgical calendar. First the big day: Monday, February 8th, is the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking. Each year, thousands of vulnerable men, women, and children are trafficked across our borders and then forced into slavery. Our Eudist […]