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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 »

Transfiguration of the Lord

Posted by Lisa Clemmons

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

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

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

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 »