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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Lisa Clemmons on 8/14/17

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 »

Transfiguration of the Lord

Posted by Lisa Clemmons on 8/07/17

Feast of the Transfiguration

August 6, 2017

How’s your prayer life? Mine has been consistent but I have never found myself in that mystical place like Daniel did in his prayer, seeing the Ancient one on a throne of flames and wheels of burning fire.  Nor have I ever ... Read More »

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Lisa Clemmons on 7/30/17

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 30, 2017

Ask anyone on the parish staff or anyone who sits on the Finance or Pastoral Councils, or anybody that serves on any standing or ad hoc committee of the parish, and they’ll tell you that one of the most frustrating things ... Read More »

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Lisa Clemmons on 7/24/17

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 23, 2017

Let’s test your memory this weekend.  Just back three years ago…2014…who won the Nobel Peace Prize that year?  Do you remember?   Or the World Cup?  Or the Super Bowl?  Three years ago…what movie won the Best Picture?  Who won the Tony ... Read More »

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Lisa Clemmons on 7/18/17

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 16, 2017

Since I was a kid I have listened to this parable and, perhaps like many of you, had this image of God spreading his Word across the land, a great hand spreading the seed of his Word, generously and abundantly only ... Read More »

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Lisa Clemmons on 7/18/17

When I was a “baby priest” -and yes, that was a long time ago- a wise priest (Fr. Bernie Pierick) gave me some good advice: Never underestimate the burdens a congregation carries into the church every weekend. Good words to remember as a much older priest; good words for ... Read More »