Browsing the December 2016 archive of Saint Anselm Blog

Christmas Stewardship

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 12/23/16

So This Is Christmas? An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Christmas

“And so this is Christmas and what have you done? Another year over, a new one just begun.” -John Lennon

This year marks my 48th Christmas!

Forty-eight times I have celebrated the feast of God becoming man in the Incarnation. ... Read More »

Christmas 2016

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 12/20/16

What are you doing for Christmas?  

Homily for Third Sunday of Advent 2016

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 12/12/16

Several years ago a parishioner sent me an email which,

with his permission, I shared with you once before.

I offer it again to you today as we hear St. James’ words this morning/evenng:Be patient, brothers and sisters… you must be patient…

Those are the words of St. James;

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Homily for 2nd Sunday of Advent 2016

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 12/04/16

So, what do you think you’re getting for Christmas this year?

--  not what you’re getting for others --

but on Christmas morning,

what do you think you might find under the tree, tagged for you?

Maybe you won’t have a tree.

Perhaps you no longer exchange gifts with others

or have others with whom to exchange ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Advent

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 12/04/16

And so we light the second candle on the Advent Wreath.  If you have a wreath at home, pray for faith as you light the first and second candles each day this week. If you don't have an Advent Wreath - light any candle and pray for faith. If ... Read More »