Browsing the 2019 archive of Fr. Matt's Homilies

July 1, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 7/08/19

Are you at peace?  That’s kind of a heavy question for the middle of the summer, but it’s a good one - are you at peace?

I don’t know about you, but so much in life works against that for me - or rather I allow so much in ... Read More »

June 30, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 7/08/19

How appropriate that our readings this weekend before Independence day speak to us about Freedom. 

Saint Paul reminds us how we are supposed to use our God given freedom - by actually loving one another.  I read a quote this past week - ‘I really only love God as ... Read More »

June 23, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 7/08/19

If the Sharon Herald tomorrow morning had a front page story that said ‘Jesus Christ will appear at the borough building Tuesday at 12 Noon’ I think Sharpsville would be filled with people rushing down there to see the Lord.  Maybe even more people than drive by to check ... Read More »

June 16, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 7/08/19

This Trinity Sunday is all about pondering and considering our relationship with God.  A brief review of the doctrine of Trinitarian Monotheism is a fancy way to remind us that God is all about relationship, in fact God is pure relationship - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

That relationship ... Read More »

Pentecost

Posted by Michelle Fox on 6/10/19

When I was still in Oil City, in the Jubilee year 2000, we started coming together as a community of 5 separate Parishes to celebrate one common Mass on Pentecost.  There was only one Mass in town that Sunday and we all, surprisingly, worked together and had an incredible ... Read More »

June 2, 2019 7th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Michelle Fox on 6/10/19

       I wrote a little about this in the bulletin but it’s worth repeating - that this is such an extraordinarily sacred time in the life of the Church - it’s a time of holy waiting. 

          I don’t usually wait very well - patience is a virtue that ... Read More »

May 26, 2019 6th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Michelle Fox on 6/10/19

I don’t think that anyone really likes change.  It’s human nature I guess - and Jesus really knew that as well.

Our Scriptures today spend some time reflecting on that.  Jesus was leaving His Apostles - and I’m sure they were starting to freak out.  But He knew that, ... Read More »

May 19, 2019 5th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Michelle Fox on 6/10/19

There’s that old kitchy song I think we are all familiar with “they’ll know we are Christians by our love.”  Don’t worry, we will never sing that here. 

But it does raise a good question, would anyone ever know that we are Christian? That we are Catholic? Aside from ... Read More »

May Crowning

Posted by Michelle Fox on 6/10/19

As we gather together this morning in the wake of Easter Joy, in the beginning of this month of May we turn our gaze to the Blessed Mother. 

One of the things we were reminded of in the women’s book club this year, was that that the Blessedness of ... Read More »

Divine Mercy Sunday

Posted by Michelle Fox on 6/10/19

     We are so extraordinarily blessed to have our First Communion Class with us today as they will receive the Eucharist for the very first time in just a few moment.  What an incredible expression of faith for the rest of us.

          And that’s exactly what we all ... Read More »