Category Archives: Baptism

“I’m John,” With No Last Name

“Hi everybody. I’m John. I don’t have a last name. I guess there weren’t enough people in Bethany to make me need one. After all, I’m special, A-Number 1, King of the Hill. How many kids can say, “My mom … Continue reading

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Johnny & JC: Best Friends

We know them respectfully as John the Baptist and Jesus Christ. We honor them whenever the Mass calls for it. But these two people were, indeed, people. Just like you and me. Their mysterious lives slowly unfold, just like ours. … Continue reading

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Easter, “Amazing”

It began a couple of years ago. I was good at it for a long while, but slowly, I needed assistance. I couldn’t do it alone any longer. You could say that I didn’t trust myself anymore. I, I, I … 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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“Priest, Prophet, King”

As a priest I have the privilege of baptizing a child.  The water part is my favorite (after a boring litany of Biblical references to water) when I slowly pour the water over the tiny head that will replace both … Continue reading

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