Browsing the 2019 archive of Fr. Matt's Homilies

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 »

Easter Sunday

Posted by Michelle Fox on 6/10/19

Happy Easter! The image that I can’t get out of my mind this Easter is the first picture that came out of the fire of Notre Dame Cathedral - the picture of the gutted inside and then way down at the far end of the Cathedral centered over the ... Read More »

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 »