9 Jul

More Than a Contender

by N W Jul 9, 2023 0

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 9, 2023 — Year A Readings: Zec 9:9-10 / Ps 145 / Rom 8:9, 11-13 / Mt 11:25-30 by Rev. Mr. Barry Welch, Guest Homilist “You was my brother, Charley. You should have looked out for me just a little bit. You don’t understand. […]

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2 Jul

Our Primary Love

by N W Jul 2, 2023 0

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 2, 2023 — Year A Readings: 2 Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16a / Ps 89 / Rom 6:3-4, 8-11 / Mt 10:37-42 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor There was once a catechist who asked the students in her Confirmation class, “Which part of the liturgy or […]

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25 Jun

Do Not Be Afraid

by N W Jun 25, 2023 0

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time June 25, 2023 — Year A Readings: Jer 20:10-13 / Ps 69 / Rom 5:12-15 / Mt 10:26-33 by Rev. Mr. Mark De La Hunt, Permanent Deacon In case you missed it, on June 16 we celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of […]

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18 Jun

Performing Our Miracles

by N W Jun 18, 2023 0

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time June 18, 2023 — Year A Readings: Ex 19:2-6a / Ps 100 / Rom 5:6-11 / Mt 9:36-10:8 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Brothers and sisters, fatherhood is a God-given mission.   It is not just an obligation, neither is it just a human aspiration, nor […]

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11 Jun

Fully Present

by N W Jun 11, 2023 0

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ June 11, 2023 — Year A Readings: Dt 8:2-3, 14b-16a / Ps 147 / 1 Cor 10:16-17 / Jn 6:51-58 by Rev. Mr. Barry Welch, Guest Homilist I believe.  Help my unbelief. You heard all the talk and all the witnesses about […]

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4 Jun

The Mystery of God

by N W Jun 4, 2023 0

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity June 4, 2023 — Year A Readings: Ex 34:4b-6, 8-9 / Dn 3: 52-56 / 2 Cor 13:11-13 / Jn 3:16-18 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor There was once a story of a pope who wanted a portrait of God, so he called […]

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28 May

The Power of the Holy Spirit

by N W May 28, 2023 0

Pentecost Sunday May 28, 2023 — Year A Readings: Acts 2:1-11 / Ps 104 / 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 / Jn 20:19-23 by Rev. Mr. Mark De La Hunt, Permanent Deacon Here is a true story that illustrates the need to intentionally invite the Holy Spirit into your life and […]

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21 May

Our Mission: 1, 2, 3

by N W May 21, 2023 0

The Ascension of the Lord May 21, 2023 — Year A Readings: Acts 1:1-11 / Ps 47 / Eph 1:17-23 / Mt 28:16-20 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor There is an old saying: “Words push; examples pull.” Someone adds: Any good Christian is a walking Bible. Even though he has […]

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14 May

The Art of Loving

by N W May 14, 2023 0

Sixth Sunday of Easter May 14, 2023 — Year A Readings: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17 / Ps 66 / 1 Pt 3:15-18 / Jn 14:15-21 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Someone once said that man is an able creature, but he has made 32,647,389 laws and hasn’t yet improved on the […]

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7 May

Soldiers of Christ

by N W May 7, 2023 0

Fifth Sunday of Easter May 7, 2023 – Year A Readings: Acts 6:1-7 / Ps 33 / 1 Pt 2:4-9 / Jn 14:1-12 by Rev. Dan Kelly, Guest Celebrant “Amen, amen, I say to you.” Why do we hear this repetitiveness? It’s kind of Jewish prose, if you will. A […]

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30 Apr

Shepherding Children

by N W Apr 30, 2023 0

Fourth Sunday of Easter April 30, 2023 – Year A Readings: Acts 2:14a, 36-41 / Ps 23 / 1 Pt 2:20b-25 / Jn 10:1-10 by Rev. Jay Biber, Guest Celebrant The theme of the Good Shepherd often refers to the shepherds of the Church, and there have been some times […]

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23 Apr

The Sacred Heart

by N W Apr 23, 2023 0

Third Sunday of Easter April 23, 2023 — Year A Readings: Acts 2:14, 22-33 / Ps 16 / 1 Pt 1:17-21 / Lk 24:13-35 by Rev. Mr. Mark De La Hunt, Permanent Deacon [Parish children received their first Eucharist today.  The first part of the homily is directed toward them.] […]

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16 Apr

The Saint of Doubts

by N W Apr 16, 2023 0

Second Sunday of Easter Sunday of Divine Mercy April 16, 2023 – Year A Readings: Acts 2:42-47 / Ps 118 / 1 Pt 1:3-9 / Jn 20:19-31 by Rev. Dan Kelly, Guest Celebrant Last Sunday’s gospel describes the first hint of the apostles’ understanding of the Resurrection. The women went […]

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9 Apr

The Two Orders

by N W Apr 9, 2023 0

The Resurrection of the Lord April 9, 2023 – Year A Readings: Acts 10:34a, 37-43 / Ps 118 / Col 3:1-4 / Jn 20:1-9 by Rev. Jay Biber, Guest Celebrant Today’s gospel has a great theme, in this season that introduces death to life, light to darkness, good and evil.  […]

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7 Apr

A Very Good Friday

by N W Apr 7, 2023 0

Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion April 7, 2023 – Year A Readings: Is 52:13-53:12 / Ps 31 / Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9 / Jn 18:1-19:42 by Rev. Jay Biber, Guest Celebrant There is a dimension to our faith that allows us to see and experience things in a way that’s […]

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26 Mar

Trust in God’s Providence

by N W Mar 26, 2023 0

Fifth Sunday of Lent  March 26, 2023 — Year A Readings: Ex 37:12-14 / Ps 130 / Rom 8:8-11 / Jn 11:1-45 by Rev. Mr. Mark De La Hunt, Permanent Deacon From today’s Psalm we hear, “I trust in the Lord; my soul trusts in His word (Ps 130: 5-6).” […]

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19 Mar

The Matter of Sacraments

by N W Mar 19, 2023 0

Fourth Sunday of Lent March 19, 2023 — Year A Readings: 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a / Ps 23 / Eph 5:8-14 / Jn 9:1-41 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Our gospel today is about a man who was born blind.  What a privilege for the blind man to have […]

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12 Mar

The Woman at the Well

by N W Mar 12, 2023 0

Third Sunday of Lent March 12, 2023 — Year A Readings: Ex 17:3-7 / Ps 95 / Rom 5:1-2, 5-8 / Jn 4:5-42 by Rev. Mr. Barry Welch, Guest Homilist For a few moments I’d like for you to put yourself in the place of the woman at the well […]

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5 Mar

Glimpses of God

by N W Mar 5, 2023 0

Second Sunday of Lent March 5, 2023 — Year A Readings: Gn 12:1-4a / Ps 33 / 2 Tm 1:8b-10 / Mt 17:1-9 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Our gospel today talks about the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ on Mount Tabor, or Mount Hebron.  Since the fifth century, every August […]

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26 Feb

Your Lenten Voyage

by N W Feb 26, 2023 0

First Sunday of Lent February 26, 2023 — Year A Readings: Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7 / Ps 51 / Rom 5:12-19 / Mt 4:1-11 by Rev. Mr. Mark De La Hunt, Permanent Deacon Lent can present us with seemingly impossible odds of success. Be transformed in holiness in forty days despite […]

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22 Feb

Hungry and Thirsty for God

by N W Feb 22, 2023 0

Ash Wednesday February 22, 2023 — Year A Readings: Jl 2:12-18 / Ps 51 / 2 Cor 5:20 – 6:2 / Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Today is the beginning of Lent, Ash Wednesday. Our gospel today reminds us of the three traditional gestures, or balances, so […]

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19 Feb

Love Extra

by N W Feb 19, 2023 0

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time February 19, 2023 — Year A Readings: Lv 19:1-2, 17-18 / Ps 103 / 1 Cor 3:16-23 / Mt 5:38-48 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Late one night, a cheerful truck driver pulled up to a roadside café for some refreshment.  As he was eating, […]

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12 Feb

Raise the Bar

by N W Feb 12, 2023 0

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 12, 2023 — Year A Readings: Sir 15:15-20 / Ps 119 / 1 Cor 2:6-10 / Mt 5:17-37 by Rev. Mr. Barry Welch, Guest Homilist I was at lunch several years ago with a very kind priest, and we got to talking about a […]

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5 Feb

Salt and Light

by N W Feb 5, 2023 0

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 5, 2023 — Year A Readings: Is 58:7-10 / Ps 112 / 1 Cor 2:1-5 / Mt 5:13-16 by Rev. Nixon Negparanon, Pastor Pierre Charles, the son of St. Ignatius of Loyola once asked, “How can I see Christ if I do not see […]

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