Browsing the 2019 archive of Fr. Matt's Homilies

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 »

February 3, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 2/11/19

  About 15 years ago the newspaper at home had a front page headline that has always stayed with me.  It was after a bad snowstorm and it showed a picture of our Church maintenance man shoveling snow off the front steps of the Church.  The headline read ‘digging ... Read More »

January 27, 2019

Posted by Michelle Fox on 2/11/19

1994 was my first trip to Philadelphia. It was for the National Catholic Youth Conference.  And in the midst of that great act of faith, the highlight of the trip was something I got to experience for the very first time - the almighty awesomeness of the Philadelphia Cheesesteak.  ... Read More »

January 13, 2019 The Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Michelle Fox on 1/14/19

  Whenever someone asks me about my vocation, I always tell the story of an interview with a priest I read a long time ago - he was asked, when did you decide to be a priest?  His answer has always stayed with me - he said - I ... Read More »