Monthly Archives: January 2018

Teachers: planting seeds

(a grade school sermon at a Catholic school) The Gospel story of seeds – some temporary, some impulsive, others victims of the latest fad and finally the seed that blossoms and continues to grow. It all began in a Catholic … Continue reading

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2/2, “Candlemas Day”

(No, don’t cue Bill Murray although the movie is great. Today, you are permitted to take down and remove your Christmas tree. Please have a vacuum handy while doing this.) There it is, now lit. It took longer to light this … Continue reading

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“Head or Heart?”

It starts with mother. (Actually it begins and ends with the mother, but that’s a different sermon.) Our faith begins with the faith of a mother. Sorry dads, I know your faith is important to you also, but, I think … Continue reading

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Blessing of Hospice Rooms & Nurses Station

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These Aging Hands

At a meeting today, I wanted to turn to the person next to me and show her my hands asking, “Whose hands are these?” I knew the answer because I was just looking down on them. But these wrinkles don’t … Continue reading

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A Loving Joke from Jesus

Luke 15:11-32 New International Version (NIV) The Parable of the Lost Son 11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. (What! No Mom, Divorced, Deceased?) 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of … Continue reading

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The “Baptism of Jesus”

This is a good news and bad news sermon, and I’m not asking you which you’d like to hear first. I’ll give you the bad news first. Many, many years ago, the Sacrament of Baptism was all about the past…Original … Continue reading

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“One Stop Shopping”

The only thing I remember my eighth grade nun in Manitowoc, WI. saying was, “A place for everything and everything in its place.” What did that mean to an 8th grader? Barely anything. What does it say to someone 65? … Continue reading

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A Funeral Sermon for a Dad

Interesting scripture readings. So many places to choose from. A mountain, web, a tent, a building, heaven. home, a body, and judgment seat. Jesus just says, “place” or other versions call it a mansion. Jesus also calls the place a … Continue reading

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“Letters From My Cats”

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