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15th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 7/16/19

I’ll admit to not being the most computer savvy person in the world. I’m okay with the basics. I can handle a Word document, do email and access the Internet but I find more complicated applications a challenge. The parish is conducting a parish census as you may have ... Read More »

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 7/12/19

Recently, I was at my desk doing some homily preparation when Beth Norcross, the parish secretary came to the door. She said, “Father, there is a young woman on the phone asking what she needs to do to be able to get married here at Holy Redeemer. Would you ... Read More »

Corpus Christi

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 6/24/19

Recently, I went on my annual retreat. I want to disabuse you of one thing folks. When priests go on retreat, we don’t spend all of our time on our knees praying. No, some of the time is spend watch movies. The directors of our retreat chose three movies ... Read More »

Holy Trinity

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 6/16/19

My mother used to aggravate me to no end when as a child she would say, “I’ll explain it to you someday when you are older.” She might say that through a slight laugh after I missed a joke with a bit of double entendre while watching the Lucille ... Read More »

Pentecost

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 6/16/19

How many of you speak a foreign language? I mean how many of you speak a second language well enough that if you went to the country where it was the native tongue you could be understood by most people? I really respect you. I’m terrible with languages. They ... Read More »

7th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 6/16/19

It is often said that somewhere in the world we all have a twin. For some of us it is a triplet. Somewhere in the world there is a person who doesn’t only resemble us in our physical features but also has similar mannerisms and thought patterns. They would ... Read More »

6th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 5/29/19

Most of the time our lives are pretty ordinary. We have a routine of school and work. We are pretty much headed in the right direction with only maybe a minor course correction here or there. Then something comes along and we see we need to make a 180-degree ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 5/20/19

The Resurrection on Easter was the greatest event the world has ever known. It turned the world completely around. The resurrection of Jesus from the dead caused the world to take a180 turn. The world was lost in sin. Sin is anything that damages our relationship with God. God ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 5/14/19

Last weekend Fr. Mac McLaughlin was my house guest as he visited our parish to talk to us about the work of Cross Catholic. Fr. “Mac” even though he is retired as a pastor is still very active. Besides his work with Cross Catholic he is an alcohol and ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Easter

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 5/09/19

What are you afraid of? Many people are afraid of snakes. A week or so ago I was walking my dog in the woods and we stirred up a couple of garter snakes who were in the sun beside the trail. They started me as they slithered away. Many ... Read More »

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