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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 14, 2018

We’re all camels on the way to the needle.  And we all have the same dilemma: How are we going to fit through that?  

With our storehouse of wits, work and will, not to mention our good looks, how will ... Read More »

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 7, 2018

October – It’s always been one of my favorite months.  We get those occasional sunny days when it seems like summer is still with us and frosty mornings when winter hints it is on the way.  These are days when the ... Read More »

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time -

Posted by Brenda Collins

(since Fr. Gary was out of town this weekend, this is his homily from 3 years ago)

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time  -

September 30, 2015

 

“…American Catholics are committed to building a society which is truly tolerant and inclusive, to safeguarding the rights of individuals and communities, ... Read More »

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time   

September 23, 2018

It may have been one of those days in second grade when I was home with a cold, or that night I fell asleep watching the movie: that mystical moment when someone must have explained to everyone else, except to ... Read More »

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 16, 2018

It’s a universal experience of college students: You find out that two-credit class you thought was going to be a breeze…isn’t.  And you say, “This is not what I signed up for!”  You get married to the woman or man of ... Read More »

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

September  9, 2018

“It’s not easy to be green…”   Thus spoke Kermit the frog!  But it doesn’t take the authority or the wisdom of Kermit to come to the seam truth.  Our own experiences of life teach us that it’s not easy being different; ... Read More »

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time  -    

 September 2, 2018

The earliest known Rules of Golf were drafted by the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers in 1744.  There were 13 rules which included: You are not to remove Stones, bones or and Break Club, for the sake of playing your ... Read More »

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 26, 2018

Fr. Henri Nouwen, a great spiritual leader of the last century, once wrote, “I want to be a great saint, but I also want to experience all the sensations that sinners have…  Small wonder my life is trying and tiring!”  Have ... Read More »

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 19, 2018

Most of us have had the privilege of holding a newborn infant.  The child has nothing to offer but itself, no words of wisdom, no song or dance, just itself.  You come away from that moment changed. At least for a ... Read More »

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 9, 2018

It was 1983; I was 25 years old and in the midst of my deacon internship at an east-side Madison parish.  For a lot of reasons it was not going well.  So after much thought, prayer, and probably a little bit ... Read More »