Browsing the 2019 archive of Fr. Matt's Homilies

Palm Sunday

Posted by Michelle Fox on 4/15/19

The Palms, The Procession, The Passion.  Our Journey to the Cross begins today.    And before we even hear the Passion this morning, we get that gorgeous second reading which sets up this whole week for us - it sets up our whole lives for us, if we let ... Read More »

April 7, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 4/08/19

As we enter into this Passiontide, the final two weeks of Lent - God once again reminds us how He is always ready to forgive and to lift us up. God always provides a way for us, through the raging torrents that surround us.   A way through the wasteland ... Read More »

March 31, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 4/02/19

This Fourth Sunday of Lent reminds us of a few things - beyond my unhappiness at wearing this pink.  But we wear rose today to remind us that our journey through Lent is over half way done - that we are to rejoice as we ebb ever closer to ... Read More »

March 24, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 3/25/19

One of the things I try to be grateful for everyday is that God is not like me. Especially, as I am so extraordinarily impatient sometimes.  Most of the time. Instead, God is like the Gardner in the story at the end of the Gospel - who didn’t want ... Read More »

March 10, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 3/25/19

How did Jesus resist temptation?  He chose to be faithful.  Jesus could have given in to Satan, but he chose to live His life for God.  How about us?  That same Satan comes to us, offers us the same things he offered Jesus, the same things he offered Adam ... Read More »

March 17, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 3/25/19

This weekend the world celebrates St. Patrick - well not really, we just use it as an excuse for some drunken debauchery.  But as we celebrate this Second Sunday of Lent, we can use it as an important lesson for us.  Patrick spent his life bringing Jesus Christ to ... Read More »

March 3, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 3/06/19

As we get ready for Lent this week, in addition to all of the Lenten happenings around here that we all need to be participating in, I’ve been pondering one thing that I believe would bring me, our Parish, all of us closer to Jesus.            What would happen ... Read More »

Febrruary 24, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 3/06/19

    I try, although I often fail, to follow 3 rules for every homily.  #1 - have a point.  #2 get to it as soon as possible.  #3 then stop talking.            Which is good especially today as this weekend we kick off the Catholic Services Appeal for the ... Read More »

February 17, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 2/19/19

There seems to be a lot going on in our lives sometimes - most of the time I guess.  And so much of what goes on seems to be not good things - like pain, and hurt, and sadness, and just an emptiness.  I don’t know what that’s all ... Read More »

February 10, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 2/19/19

One of the first things we learned in Boy Scouts was how to use a canoe.  And part of that was learning what to do if the canoe tipped over.  So we got into the canoes next to the shore and learned how to drain the water from them ... Read More »