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The Goal of Life is Heaven

God has a sense of humor! This is what I thought – and said – when I began to speak at our parish revival night last week. I had never even been to a revival before coming here, and now I’m a revivalist! God is good, so it went well. People told me afterwards that […]

Blessed are those who mourn

God’s timing couldn’t be better with today’s first reading. Zechariah 12:10-11 describes vast and deep mourning of a nation. That is where we are as Americans given the tragedies in Florida last week. We are mourning not only the horrific deaths of 50 people at a nightclub and a 2-year-old boy at Disney World, but […]

You are a child of God

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time There is evil in the world Mourning –  Orlando, Florida 1st – For our Nation 2nd – For all Americans — all brothers and sisters What is our Identity Children of God Children of our earthly father Found in Christ Who do you say I am? Answer about him —> Answer about […]

The Experience of Ordination Day

At the parish this weekend, we are celebrating Father’s Day (early) and my 10th year anniversary (late) with one big BBQ party. Happy Father’s Day to all of our dads! And, thank you, Assumption, for commemorating my anniversary. Below is the blog post I wrote 10 years ago, “The Experience of Ordination Day.” May you […]

Where there is much love, there is much forgiveness

11th Sunday  in Ordinary Time Father Greg / anniversary Ordination card SAA party / confessionsGospel Love <=> mercy God thirsts for tears Her love – like Christ at Last Supper? Forgiveness is an act of love Confession http://media.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/p/content.blubrry.com/assumptiondc/Homily_11th_Sunday_2016.MP3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Spiritual Reading List

Now that we are post-Memorial Day, summer has unofficially begun. I hope that these months will provide some rest and relaxation as well as quality time with family and friends for all of you. It will obviously be a big summer in our parish with the 100th anniversary coming in August. While summer brings exciting […]

Corpus Christi homily by Pope Francis

Below is the Vatican provided translation of Pope Francis’ homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (“Corpus Christi”) given May 29 in the square in front of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome. *** «Do this in remembrance of me» (1 Cor 11:24-25). Twice the Apostle Paul, writing […]

On the eve of Ordination

What an incredible experience we had last weekend at Father Gregory’s ordination and first Mass of Thanksgiving. Congratulations, Fr. Gregory!! Any priest who attends an ordination remembers his own, and especially if it’s been ten years. So, with all this in mind, and especially on the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of […]