Browsing the 2018 archive of Fr. Matt's Homilies

December 2, 2018 1st Sunday of Advent

Posted by Michelle Fox on 12/03/18

One of the most ancient prayers of the church was very simple. 3 words. Come, lord Jesus. It was the prayer they'd say as they were waiting for his second coming. And it is certainly a prayer we should turn to as we enter into Advent - as we ... Read More »

November 25, 2018

Posted by Michelle Fox on 12/03/18

As the Church year draws to a close this week, it’s a good time for all of us to do what we tend to do on December 31st - to take a look back at the year, to think of the good times, the bad times, the things we ... Read More »

November 18, 2018

Posted by Michelle Fox on 11/19/18

This week and next our readings take a bit of a dark turn as we come to the conclusion of the Church year – we spend some time reflecting on the end.  Which is always a fascinating thing for us to consider I suppose.  Every now and then you ... Read More »

November 11, 2018

Posted by Michelle Fox on 11/19/18

’s always nice when the Holy Spirit provides us with exactly what we need to hear at the right moment – and the Gospel today is most certainly spot on, especially when it comes to the subject of Sacrificial Giving.           That poor widow woman in the Gospel reminds ... Read More »

November 4, 2018

Posted by Michelle Fox on 11/06/18

I am always amazed at the stupid things we allow to consume our energy.  Believe me, I’m talking to myself here.  I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but the McRib sandwich is back at McDonalds – the succulent bbq’d piece of porky goodness that it is.  The sad ... Read More »

October 28, 2018

Posted by Michelle Fox on 10/31/18

   One of the worst feelings in the world – and I think there are a lot of things that could fit into that category – but I think that one of the worst is feeling hopeless.  Just being consumed with despair – that there is no way out ... Read More »

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 »