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CSA Homily Feb. 15, 2015

Posted by Fr. Matthew Strickenberger on 2/15/15

The Powerball on Wednesday was 500 and some Million Dollars.  I was truly hoping that as a result of that I wouldn't have to give this talk today  - but unless anyone here bought their ticket in Puerto Rico, so much for that. 

 

The time has come once ... Read More »

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Being Thankful

Posted by Fr. Matthew Strickenberger on 2/01/15

It's now been a little over two months since Thanksgiving. 

And it's probably a good time for us to call it to mind once again. 

We have so much in our lives to be Thankful for - but are we?

 

The further we get from that designated day ... Read More »

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily 2015

Posted by Fr. Matthew Strickenberger on 1/25/15

You may be able to relate to this.  Every now and then when my cell phone rings,  I look at whose calling, and I stop and think for a minute.....do I really want to deal with this person right now....and so I hit ignore, and go back to whatever ... Read More »

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Homily 2015

Posted by Fr. Matthew Strickenberger on 1/25/15

          This Feast of the Baptism of the Lord is the perfect opportunity at the beginning of a new year for all of us to stop and reflect a little bit on our own Baptism.  Most of us don't remember it.  But we were brought into Church, this one, ... Read More »

Feast of the Epiphany Homily 2015

Posted by Fr. Matthew Strickenberger on 1/05/15

Today is all about an encounter with God.  2000 years ago the magi set out deliberately to find him. We come here week after week to do the same. But this is, generally speaking, easy for us to do.  It doesn't usually take a whole lot for us to ... Read More »

Feast of the Holy Family Homily 2014

Posted by Fr. Matthew Strickenberger on 12/28/14

Once again its been holiday movie season lately, and once again when the movie Home Alone is on I always cry at the end of it.  If you remember, there's that creepy old man who lives next to little Kevin McAllister.  On Christmas eve, Kevin sits in a Church ... Read More »

Christmas Homily 2014

Posted by Fr. Matthew Strickenberger on 12/28/14

As we gather together this night, we are reminded by the children here with us, of the joy and spirit of this holy night.  For whatever reason, they always know very well what this night is all about.  We do too I suppose, but the difference between us adults ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Advent Homily 2014 (Reconciliation)

Posted by Fr. Matthew Strickenberger on 12/28/14

In this season on preparation, John the Baptist tell us that part of what we need to do to prepare is Penance.  Well, the mere mention of that is usually when the heads go down and the scowls start to appear….

                                 

What a gift we have in the ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Advent Homily 2014

Posted by Fr. Matthew Strickenberger on 12/28/14

          I haven't seen it on tv for a while, but there's an old Hebrew National Hot Dog commercial that promotes their kosher hotdogs with a tag line at the end of the commercial that says, 'we answer to a higher power.'

 

          If it applies to a ... Read More »

First Sunday of Advent Homily 2014

Posted by Fr. Matthew Strickenberger on 12/28/14

Waiting is a natural part of life it seems.  We all have to do it - and for the most part, none of us like it.  It's an annoyance, it's a waste of time, it stands in the way of what we really need to be doing. 

          We ... Read More »