Featured Image: "Reaper with Sickle" (1889) Vincent Van Gogh — The Liturgy of the Word this morning presents us with more readings and parables about agriculture…something most of us know no longer know anything about in our little piece of concrete heaven. The farther your travel south and west, perhaps on Schlapp or Grove or [...]
Homily on the Occasion of my First Mass Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity St. Anne Parish May 27, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC4qkozQ8Nc — What was it like in the beginning? What was it like even before Adam walked through Eden? What was it like when there was nothing, and the Spirit hovered over the waters, and [...]
“Lord, send out your spirit, and renew the face of the earth!” Today we celebrate the culmination of the Easter Season – the fulfillment of the promise made by Christ to his disciples to send another Advocate, a counselor. Today, the whole Church rejoices in praise and thanksgiving and receives with great joy the gift [...]
Jesus still had holes in his hands after the resurrection. -- In Summer 2015, I studied Spanish in Peru. I wasn't excited to live abroad again, I wasn't excited to learn Spanish, I wasn't excited to live with a host family, I wasn't excited to spend another summer away from home. I didn't know what [...]
Homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent - 18 March 2018 St. Mary Immaculate Parish - Plainfield, IL Jesus did not come to make bad people good. Jesus came to make dead people live. Jesus came to make dead people live. What is the path to life, true and abiding life, for Christ and, thus, [...]
We're halfway through Lent! Are you halfway through something that's changing you?
Homily for the First Sunday of Lent - 18 February 2018 St. Mary Immaculate Church - Plainfield, IL Gn. 9:8-15; 1 Pt. 3:18-22; Mk. 1:12-15 — First, a reminder to participate in our Project Passion initiative for Lent. This is a great online resource to aid your prayer during Lent, and is available in English, [...]