Browsing the 2018 archive of Saint Anselm Blog

A prayer for a divided nation

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 10/01/18

This past weekend, at the Masses for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, I shared a prayer composed by a friend in light of the events of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.  Many people have asked for a hard copy of the prayer.  This is the best I can ... Read More »

Fr Gene's homily in light of the Abuse Revelations

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 8/19/18

Homily for August 20th, 2018


Each year many parishes sponsor a summertime religious education program known as Vacation Bible School.  It’s usually a two-week program, and each year has a different theme.  One year, it was EXPLORING.  Another it was TRAVELLING to find Jesus.  This year the theme ... Read More »

Homily for 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, 2018

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 8/02/18

Think about this for a minute: of all the people in the history of humankind, is there a person you wish you might have been? Well, I could name several people I wish I might have been but certainly in the top ten would be this little boy with ... Read More »

Homily for 6th Sunday of Easter With First Communions

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 5/05/18

Boys and girls: I know you all have friends and maybe some of you have best friends. I’m wondering: how do you stay friends with your friend?   Let’s say my best friend’s name is Bill: how would I stay friends with Bill?• Well, of course I’d hang out ... Read More »

Homily for Saint Anselm Feast

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 4/21/18

We gather today on the Feast of Saint Anselm, April 21st.  It’s pretty rare that our parish feast day falls on a weekend, but here we are.  There aren’t a lot of stories about the actual St. Anselm, most of what we know about him are contained in some ... Read More »

Fr Gene's Homily for March 11, 2018

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 3/11/18

Homily for 4th Sunday of Lent, 2018

Many folks believe that our faith teaches that God is good, the world is bad - and that to love God we have to learn to hate the world. It’s an interesting proposition -- but it isn’t Christian. And, there are many ... Read More »

Sunday January 14 2018

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 1/14/18

Homily for January 14, 2018

  2nd Sunday of Ordinal Time


Have you ever noticed, when you’re out shopping,

when you go to a register to pay for your purchases,

have you noticed how often now the clerk asks you the question,

 “Did you find everything you were ... Read More »