Monthly Archives: April 2017

A Parish Priest’s Checklist

Do Only Good …Everyone has a story and yours is heard second or third or never …Every child is beautiful except newborns but you still mention the resemblance …Every duty is a privilege, the duty becomes a challenge which moves … Continue reading

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Bread Crumbs Lead “Home”

It’s the piece you break off before eating the rest yourself. Is it that tiny piece that temporally satisfies an anxious dog beneath your kitchen table or is it your pathway back home? It’s those small morsels of bread tossed … Continue reading

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Easter: An Empty Tomb?

She travels to where he is buried, to pay homage or weep we don’t know. She mistakens an angel for a gardener and discovers the tomb is empty. Stolen? Misplaced? Joseph of Arimathea still owed money on the tomb? She … Continue reading

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Easter Dinner Prayer

“Easter’s Spring is a newness for everyone. Whether gainfully employed, unemploye or retired – something new awaits each of us. Pagan or Believer, this day has an impact on us all. This is a seasonal change and a religious reversal. … Continue reading

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Holy Thursday: The Basics

(If I had a job, this would be my sermon tonight.) Jesus holds up a loaf of bread in front of his faithful, fearful followers and says loudly, “This is me. Take and eat it.” The waiter approaches your table … Continue reading

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An Eight-Year-Old Yells “Glue!”

to the other kids when touching a tree or traffic pole. Everyone knows what that means. Whatever game was being played on a warm summer night had this built-in safety that stopped all the action of the neighborhood kids’ game … Continue reading

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“The End?”

We know there’s an ending as soon as it begins. Midway through we see the end coming. After a play’s intermission we know it’s about to happen because the second act is shorter than the first. But the first act? … Continue reading

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A Cat’s Sleeping Moment

He jumps up on the top of the couch to feel the sun at mid-afternoon. He enjoys the warmth until a bird settles on the neighbor’s roof. Gawking sounds emit but to no avail. That cute bird is not about … Continue reading

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