Browsing Fr. Matt's Homilies

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 »

The Bells, The Bells!

Posted by Fr. Matthew Strickenberger on 11/25/13

Well, needless to say, they aren't done yet!!!

I just placed a call to the company: one person told me they shipped in October, another said they were already fixed, and a third told me they will leave the factory on December 1st.......ding, ding-a-ling.....

So here is hoping for the latter, and ... Read More »