Confession is Good for the Soul. 23 Sunday Year A

Today’s scripture puts us in touch with the truth that we are not yet holy as God is holy or perfect as God is perfect. We Fall Short, we are sinners!

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Jesus’s Plan- The Church.

Jesus’ Plan, The Church!

As you might remember, two Christmases ago you were given a gift from the Men of St. Joseph, Dynamic Catholic by Matthew Kelly.  Many were graced by the book including myself.  Continue reading

Fr Jim homily for the SOlemnity of the Apostles Peter and Paul

If some is described as “rock solid”, we know immediately the person is trustworthy, dependable, and faithful. Continue reading

Fr Jim Homily for Corpus Christi Solemnity


What does Manna Mean?

It means ‘what is this!’

The Israelites came out of their tents and said, “What is this?”

They cried out for food and God sent this dewy substance that when dried was gathered and made into food.

When we speak of the Eucharist, with our brothers and sister of other faiths.  They often question us as to what the Eucharist is…What is it? Continue reading

Fr Jim Homily for Ascension of the Lord

Ascension Sunday—June 1, 2014
Good leaders tend not to “order” those under them around. Rather they suggest, invite or direct. “Order” tends to be a harsh word to us, taking away our freedom of choice. Continue reading

Fr Jim Homily about Good Shepherd


Today’s Gospel is comprised of two short parables (vv. 1-5), followed by an allegorical interpretation. Most scholars agree that the parables are rooted in authentic sayings of Jesus that were fused together in the process of oral transmission by the church. Continue reading

Fr Jim Homily for 3 Sunday of Easter. On the way to Emmaus.


One of the Theologians I read this week said, “that it is not enough to celebrate Easter by saying, “Christ is risen.” It is useless to proclaim this unless we can also say that we have died with him and that we have also risen with him” (“Christ Rising,” from Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter, The Plough Publishing House, Farmington, Pa.: 2003). Continue reading