Pastor Notes and Homilies

Pastor Notes and Homilies

From the Pastor’s Desk

By Father Michael Penn | September 16, 2023

From the Pastor’s Desk: 17 September 2023 Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time   Our life and all we have is a gift from God.  All that we need He gives…

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By Father Michael Penn | September 8, 2023

From the Pastor’s Desk: 10 September 2023 Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time The world is filled with noise and distractions and there is a reason for that: the world does…

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By Father Michael Penn | September 2, 2023

From the Pastor’s Desk: 3 September 2023 Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time To follow Christ and be His disciple, we must take up our personal crosses and follow Him daily.…

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By Father Michael Penn | August 25, 2023

From the Pastor’s Desk: 27 August 2023 Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time No one can come to know God through human knowledge.  It is by faith, a gift that comes…

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By Father Michael Penn | August 20, 2023

From the Pastor’s desk, August 3, 2023 ALL PEOPLES who observe the ways of the Lord and act upon them will be welcomed in the Presence of God. God created…

Art as Reverence

By Monsignor Makarewicz | June 18, 2021

In my homily for last Sunday, I used the Impressionist painters as the springboard to discuss the image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. These French painters responded to the…

Platters and Baskets

By Monsignor Makarewicz | August 4, 2020

Eighteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time, Year A, Matthew 14:13-21 What do you call the round, flat ceramic object where you put the food that sits right in front of you…

Encountering God requires Humility

By Monsignor Makarewicz | June 11, 2020

What are the things in your life that make you humble? What are the circumstances and situations which never fail to make you feel small, like you want to run…

Divine Mercy Sunday, Year A, John 20:19-31

By Monsignor Makarewicz | April 25, 2020

Read the beginning of the Gospel another time like this:  On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for…

Homily for Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 29, 2020

By Monsignor Makarewicz | March 31, 2020

The 20th Century brought forth into the world incomprehensible tragedy human history and tested the limits of reason and science.  One of the more popular slogans that appeared in the…