Browsing Fr. Matt's Homilies

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 »

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 »