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Homily, Second Sunday of Easter, April 23, 2017

A broken dish usually is thrown away. In Japan there is a philosophy of having broken items being put back together by craftsmen. Beauty is seen in what is broken. God’s mercy is the same. God takes our brokenness and restores what is has been beautiful already...

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First Down – April 23, 2017

Dear Friends, Next Sunday will be a wonderful opportunity for this community to honor and celebrate the 50th anniversary of priesthood for Fr André Dargis. It isn’t often that a parish community has the opportunity to honor such a commitment. Fr. André will be...

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Homily, Easter Day, April 16, 2017

GODISNOWHERE- how do we read this? We used Luke’s account of the Road to Emmaus, as two disciples experience both versions of this run on sentence. God is no where, yet after a stranger appears and they experience the risen Lord in their sadness, it changes to...

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First Down – April 9, 2017

Dear Friends, Why is it that Christians seem so preoccupied with the death of Jesus? We hear statements that Jesus died for us. We have the crucifix in our sacred space and in our homes that remind us that Jesus died. And now we enter into Holy Week as it begins with...

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Is social justice the same as socialism?

I came across a great, simple, article from USCatholic.org that gives good insights that Social Justice teaching in our Church is not the same as socialism. Every person is given honor and dignity, including those on the margins. Click Here to read it. -Fr...

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Homily, Fifth Sunday of Lent, April 2, 2017

Jesus wept. The shortest verse in the Bible, yet the most powerful thought. Jesus is perturbed at the death of his friend Lazarus. He deeply feels the suffering and pain of humanity. His voice gives life to Lazarus as he calls him to come out of the tomb. Only God can...

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First Down – April 2, 2017

Dear Friends, What a blessing that many parishioners have chosen to attend Mass often throughout the year. So many people that are dedicated to making time to worship God in the midst of the community, is such an inspiration to me personally. It really encourages me...

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