Homilies

Homilies

8th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 3/03/19

Father, “I went to Catholic Schools for twelve years.” People will state that to me in conversation from time to time. I’m happy to know it because I never had the advantage of a Catholic primary school education. Sometimes people will tell me that their college or even graduate ... Read More »

7th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 2/27/19

Are you kidding me Jesus! Are you telling me that I have to be kind to those who are rude to me? I have to turn the other cheek and accept it when people do intentionally hurtful things to me? Are you saying I have to overlook the evil ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 2/04/19

Today I will close out the series of homilies I’ve been giving on the family. Since just after Christmas I’ve been preaching a series I’ve called, “Secrets of Every Happy Family”. In this series we’ve been examining the qualities and characteristics of happy families and how we can put ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 1/27/19

Unhappy families are unhappy in their own way, but happy families are happy in the same ways. Over the last several weeks I been delivering a series of homilies on family life. I’ve called the series, “Secrets of Every Happy Family.” In them I’ve pointed out that while unhappy ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 1/27/19

Okay ladies it’s your turn. Over the past few weeks I’ve been giving a series of homilies on family life. The series has been called, “The Secrets of Every Happy Family”. I’ve gotten some good feedback from parishioners about these homilies. I hope your thinking and talking about them ... Read More »

Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 1/14/19

When I was a newly ordained priest, I became friendly with a family in the parish. They were very proud of being of Irish extraction. That was despite the wife actually being half Portuguese. She was a psychiatric nurse and one day she gave me an article to read. ... Read More »

Epiphany

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 1/08/19

Well it’s Epiphany, the Twelfth Day of Christmas, Little Christmas maybe you call it. While here at church the Christmas Season goes on for another week probably at home the season is winding down. Many of you have begun to take down your decorations. Maybe you have them all ... Read More »

Holy Family

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 1/02/19

I don’t know how many of you have heard the story of the Irish mother who went to confession. She went into the confessional and knelt down and said, “Oh, bless me Father for I have sinned ‘tis been t’ree weeks since me last confession.” “Oh, Father ‘tis me ... Read More »

3rd Advent

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 12/19/18

I was sitting at my desk one day this week. The phone rang and as I turned to answer it, I notice that caller ID said the call was coming from a friend I have from a former parish. It had been a while since we spoke and as ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Advent

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 12/03/18

As I told you at the beginning of this Mass, we begin the Advent Season today but let’s face it outside of Church world we are in the Christmas season. For some of us the Christmas season began a week or so ago on Black Friday. Or maybe it ... Read More »

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