Browsing Fr. Matt's Homilies

October 14, 2018

Posted by Michelle Fox on 10/25/18

What do we allow to possess us? We give so much stuff the power to possess our lives.   One example today - our cell phones. How much do we allow technology and the illusion of social connectivity to consume our lives?  How many times even in Church does the ... Read More »

October 7, 2018

Posted by Michelle Fox on 10/08/18

This month of October is dedicated in a particular way to Our Lady of the Rosary – in fact we would normally be celebrating that Feast day tomorrow/today.  Again and again the saints remind us that short of the Eucharist, the faithful and regular recitation of the Rosary is ... Read More »

October 1, 2018

Posted by Michelle Fox on 10/01/18

I love the line from the First Reading today from Moses – would that all the people of the Lord were prophets! Would that the Lord might bestow His Spirit upon them all! I love that line, because that’s exactly what has already happened to us.  We are blessed ... Read More »

September 23, 2018

Posted by Michelle Fox on 9/24/18

Tomorrow/Today we are blessed to celebrate Catechetical Sunday – where we ask God’s blessing on our catechists, those that impart the faith to the rest of us.  But it is also meant to be a day for all of us to renew ourselves in our need to be catechized. ... Read More »

September 16, 2018

Posted by Michelle Fox on 9/17/18

In the course of our lives I think we all have probably had the experience of thinking that we really know someone, and finding out later on that they weren’t the person we thought they were.  Usually that realization leaves us disgusted or disappointed, angry or just plain sad.  ... Read More »

September 9, 2018

Posted by Michelle Fox on 9/11/18

Last year I had the privilege of going to Colombia.  Going around the city of Cartagena, it’s one of those places that’s very Catholic – and so much of the city centers around their patron Saint, Peter Claver – whose Feast we would normally celebrate tomorrow/today.  Peter was a ... Read More »

September 2, 2018

Posted by Michelle Fox on 9/04/18

 I’ve talked before about how I spent a lot of my summers growing up  going to Good News Day camp – it was an interdenominational bible camp for kids.  And one of the things we had to do everyday was to memorize a bible verse.  One of them is ... Read More »

August 26, 2018

Posted by Michelle Fox on 8/27/18

I had a friend in high school whose family in their living room had a crucifix, and underneath the crucifix was a large plaque that had a quote on it from our first reading today from Joshua ‘as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.’ That ... Read More »

August 19, 2018

Posted by Michelle Fox on 8/20/18

This weekend is a time of great joy for us as a Parish.  Tomorrow we celebrate our Parish Feast Day for the 144th  time.  Tonight we celebrate the new life of Baptism for one of our little ones.  Both of those are indeed moments of absolute joy. But as ... Read More »

August 12, 2018

Posted by Michelle Fox on 8/20/18

I’ve found myself driving a lot lately, and have you ever been driving along, windows down, enjoying the breeze and the fresh air of summer, all is just happy and nice and pleasant.  And then all of the sudden into the car wafts an odor of such indescribable wretchedness ... Read More »