Homilies

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5th Sunday of Advent

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 3/30/20

The coronavirus has me frightened. It's dangerous spread, symptoms, and lethal effects for many of its victims has me feeling on edge. Since I'm over sixty years of age, I realize I must be careful of my health. The virus has me frightened because so many of our parishioners ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 3/17/20

"Living in faith, growing in faith, sharing in faith." That is our new parish mission statement. Over the past few weeks, I have been giving a series of homilies I've been calling Vision. In my homilies, I have talked about our parish's plan to put that mission statement, along ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 3/11/20

In the English-speaking world this forty-day season of preparation for the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus goes by the name of Lent. Lent is an appropriate name for this time period. It comes from the Old English name for the season of spring. It is proper to compare ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Lent

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 3/02/20

We don’t daydream enough. We don’t waste enough time putting our worries and concerns aside and just letting our minds wonder. We don’t let ourselves dream dreams and see visions for our future. People are too caught up in being useful and productive to just relax and let our ... Read More »

7th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 2/28/20

If you’re like me and have lived in several different communities during your life you notice that each one of them has a different rhythm of activity. Besides the regular four seasons, every community has a few other seasons particular to it. Here in Chatham we of course have ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 1/27/20

It was a gray Sunday afternoon earlier this month. It didn’t look like the Patriots were going to the Super Bowl. So, I began looking for something else to help distract me from winter. It popped into my head that maybe I should look into buying a new car. ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 1/24/20

Forgiveness isn’t natural it is supernatural. On October 2, 2019, a Dallas County Texas jury convicted Amber Guyger for the manslaughter of Botham Jean. Guyger, at the time a Dallas Police Officer, shot Botham Jean as he sat on the sofa of his apartment eating ice cream and watching ... Read More »

Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 1/16/20

It’s not only the beginning of a new year, but we are starting a new decade. Since this year marks the beginning of the 2020s, we begin with an even greater sense of hope this year. Every new year comes with a sense of anticipation and eagerness but we ... Read More »

Epiphany

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 1/06/20

 Happy New Year! I know we are several days into the new year, but it isn’t too late to wish each other health and happiness for the next twelve months. On the table at the back of the church, we have parish calendars. They were late coming in this ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Advent

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 12/29/19

Before I celebrate a funeral, I invite family members of the deceased to meet with me. At the meeting I always start with prayer. In some instances, our meeting is the first time the bereaved family has taken the time to pause from the hectic pace of making funeral ... Read More »

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