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THIRD SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

Posted on Feb 11, 2020 in Homilies

26 January 2020 A story: A four year old boy had been naughty all day. His mother sent him to bed early as punishment. He marched off without a protest, but in a few minutes came back carrying his favorite stuffed animal, his piggy bank and some clothes. “What are you doing?” asked his father. “I’m running away from home,” the little boy said. “Oh,” said his father, “What will you do when you get hungry?” The little boy thought a bit, and then with the innocence of the young said: “I’ll come home to eat.” “Oh,” said his father, “What will you do when you run out of money?” The little boy...

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SECOND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

Posted on Jan 21, 2020 in Homilies

19 January 2020 A story. A man dies. This is a man who all his life waited for the day when he could retire. Every week day morning throughout his life he would rise at 5 am, think of all the responsibilities he had, he longed to be free, free from responsibility, free from being “counted on.” And so, this man dies. He goes to a wonderful place.. He wishes for entertainment– it happens, angels who sing, angels who tumble and walk the high wire, angels who read the lines from soap operas. He wishes for food, – food appears, Thanksgiving every day. It is incredible. Finally, a man in a white...

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The Christmas Masses times are incorrect on this site please refer to the bulletin for correct times!!

Posted on Dec 24, 2019 in Church News, Home Page Announcements

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Mass Times

Posted on Dec 24, 2019 in Church News, Home Page Announcements

Please check bulletin for Christmas Mass Schedule as the Times on here are incorrect.

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FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING

Posted on Nov 26, 2019 in Homilies

24 November 2019  The people stood there watching.” Those are the words I find most haunting from today’s gospel. “The people stood there watching.” I have done that a lot in my life I remember walking down a street in Minneapolis as a bag lady came in my direction. The smell of booze was heavy all around her. She tripped and fell and I watched as she struggled to get up. I can remember as a child, one of my classmates who wasn’t the brightest bulb on the tree, who was also awkward in body and couldn’t run or catch, I remember as some of my classmates taunted him one day on the...

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THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

Posted on Nov 19, 2019 in Homilies

17 November 2019 Patricia Schultz is a best selling author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. In the book she chronicled the incredible sights to see and places to be before we die–just in case we didn’t have our own list of those places. In explaining why she wrote the book, Schultz cited Mark Twain who said, “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.” As we approach the end of the Church year–next weekend is the last in this Lucan cycle, the author presents a Jesus who speaks about ultimate concerns. Jesus wants us...

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THIRTIETH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

Posted on Oct 29, 2019 in Homilies

27 October 2019 One of my best friends has always lived a very simple life. She died this past summer. She didn’t always have an easy life. She single-handedly raised her daughter after her daughter’s father deserted her. She had to start from scratch at age 40 raising a child and finding a job. I remember visiting her once as she lived in a roach infested apartment. I wondered how she could live there, I wondered why she wasn’t angry and bitter. I asked her to let me find her daughter’s father and shake a little money out of him. I remember she looked at me very seriously.  “No,...

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TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

Posted on Oct 24, 2019 in Homilies

20 OCTOBER 2019 Without her husband, a woman in most ancient cultures had no voice, had no rights, had no defender, was powerless. So, for Jesus to use a widow as the central character in this story is quite a turnabout. What do widows have to teach us? What do the poor have to teach us? Several years ago I was visiting Tom Krieg in Chicago at Mundelein Seminary. Tom is now ordained and is a pastor in Eau Claire. Tom decided we should go to his all-time favorite restaurant–The Modol. It’s Indian.  Tom is quite a character–I didn’t know what to expect. We also had a student...

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