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Twenty-eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Tracy Poches

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 15, 2017

I’m not sure just where this developed, but many of us grow up with, and even hold on to as adults, an image: that at the end of our time God will be standing at the Gates of Heaven with a ... Read More »

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Tracy Poches

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time    

October 8, 2017

(With a bottle of wine, a corkscrew and a glass at hand…)  Is it too early? Perhaps, though I’m not sure it’s ever too early for a really good glass of wine.  Nonetheless, I’ll wait.  Actually, waiting is a necessary ... Read More »

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Tracy Poches

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 1, 2017

When I was a sophomore in high school I broke both of my wrists at the same time.  That’s a long story and a whole different homily, but the good news of that event was that it happened at the end ... Read More »

Twenty-fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Tracy Poches

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 24, 2017

There are two pivotal movements of faith in life, both of which are necessary if we are ever going to understand God’s ways.  Both significantly influence, if not define, our very relationship with God and probably our relationship with everyone else, ... Read More »

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Tracy Poches

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 10, 2017

I’m beginning my fifth year as your pastor, and by now I can say with absolute conviction and honesty that you’re a pretty good flock, and I’m very happy to be here.  And I hope that you can say that I’m ... Read More »

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Tracy Poches

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 3, 2107

We hear a lot in these days about “heroes,” and Hurricane Harvey certainly has produced its own share of “hero stories.”  But I’m not sure that we aren’t doing a disservice to true heroes when we overuse that word.  Firefighters, paramedics, ... Read More »

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Tracy Poches

The Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 26, 2017

Some people go through life, scratching their heads and wonder, “What just happened?”  Other people will at least sit back and actually watch it happen.  But then there are others - who make it happen.  

We don’t know from ... Read More »

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Lisa Clemmons

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 20, 2017

Wow!  What do you do with a Gospel like this?  If this Gospel account didn’t make you squirm a bit you probably weren’t listening all that closely.  Way too much tension!  The silence of Jesus when the woman calls out to ... Read More »

Feast of the Assumption of Mary

Posted by Lisa Clemmons

Feast of the Assumption of Mary

August 15, 2017

When I think of all the images of my mother, one of them comes from her wedding picture.  I might be a little biased, but she was beautiful.  I might be a little biased but I can see how Dad ... Read More »

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Lisa Clemmons

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 13, 2017

 (This story, of course, falls into the “All stories are true; some of them actually happened” category.)  Fr. O’Leary, the long-time pastor of the village church was a little put-off when the Pastoral Council decided to hire Sr. Mary to take ... Read More »