Homilies

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24th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 9/17/19

How many of you went to Catholic schools? Quite a few of you. I think I’ve told you in the past that my first day in a Catholic school was my first day in seminary. My formal childhood religious education came in my parish faith formation program. While many ... Read More »

23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 9/10/19

Give me Jesus! Give me Jesus! There ain’t nothin’ in this old world I want just give me Jesus! So, go the words of an African American spiritual that Ryan Peteraf our music director had us singing at daily Mass one day this week. It is a lovely song ... Read More »

22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 9/02/19

Jesus never gave to charity. The gospels never tell us of a time when Jesus went to the pantry got a few boxes of pasta, some tomato sauce, cereal and granola bars put them into a bag and took them to the local St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. ... Read More »

21st Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 9/02/19

It has been thirty years since I have visited Nova Scotia. The last time I was there was on a trip to Atlantic Canada that I made with two seminary friends. One of them was friendly with a Religious Sister who was a native of Nova Scotia. Through her ... Read More »

20th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 8/20/19

Anything you need to know you can learn by watching a YouTube video. The other day I was struggling to come up with a good image to start this homily. I wasn’t that enthused by it but I settled on the idea of starting off explaining to you the ... Read More »

19th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 8/20/19

Where is God in all of this? Where is God when violence takes over and destroys the lives of innocent people shopping on a Saturday afternoon or enjoying an evening of entertainment? When people allow prejudice and hatred over differences of race, ethnicity, or religion to take over their ... Read More »

18th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 8/06/19

Like many of you when I first entered the workforce, I followed the financial advice that said I should establish an IRA account to save for my retirement. I established an account with the Fidelity Investment managers. Most every year since I have made a contribution to my account.

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17th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 8/06/19

This week I went to get an inspection sticker for my car. In anticipation I began to wonder if I needed to get the car tuned up. Automobiles don’t need as regular maintenance as they did when I first began to drive. Back then a car needed to be ... Read More »

16th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 7/25/19

My mother was a very gracious hostess. She was a good cook and excellent baker. She loved to cook a roast, bake fresh bread or a cake whenever we were expecting company. She set an attractive table. She was a good housekeeper who liked to have a neat and ... Read More »

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 »

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