Author: Kelli Hartley

Homily,Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 8, 2017, Fr. Eric Tellez

After many emergency situations there are always those who send messages of thoughts and prayers. Some choose to downplay such offerings. For Christians we must remember it is more than just offering words. Fr. Eric walks us through insights on what offering thoughts and prayers really mean for Christians.


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Homily,Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 24, 2017, Fr. Eric Tellez

Is there any comfort from today’s gospel for those who are sad their loved ones are not practicing the faith? When it seems the faith we want to hand down or share seems to be rejected, what consolation can we obtain from the parable of the vineyard? Good insights from Fr Eric’s homily.


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Homily, Twenty-fouth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 17, 2017, Fr. Eric Tellez

The word MEND can give a message of hope. One can say I am on the mend, which means that one can start feeling better. To mend can be to repair, fix, renew, heal. Take this powerful word and apply it to forgiveness. Fr Eric explores using the word, MEND, and see how it relates to our relationships and forgiveness.


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Homily, Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 10, 2017, Fr. Eric Tellez

All three scripture readings give insights into how to live in community. Conflict, selfishness, division and indifference can hurt a community. These readings remind us that love is wanting the good for the other. Fr Eric shares a couple of ideas to help develop a healthy community spirit.

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Homily, Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 27, 2017, Fr. Eric Tellez

Isaiah reading and Matthew’s Gospel speak of authority, power and leadership. Shebna and Eliakim both have powerful positions in serving the King and the people. Both end up abusing their power by selfish motives. Peter receives the authority to lead God’s people and by his profession of faith to seeing the Christ, he is asked to lead with the model of Jesus. Being Shepherd and laying down his life. We learn that any authority we have that does not have love at the center is abuse of power.

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Homily, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 20, 2017, Fr. Eric Tellez with Scott Bagshaw and Kevin McGloin

God is a God of inclusion. This sounds great in theory to many people. Yet Sunday’s three readings deal with people defined as foreigners. Barriers are broken down over time in Israel and in the Gospel. How we deal with foreigners is based on how we are formed as disciples. Kevin McGloin and Scott Bagshaw present the parish’s mission of forming our children/youth.


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