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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 »

Getting Ready for New Year's

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 12/29/17

Could be the post-Christmas blues, Lord,or maybe some end-of-the-year doldrumsor just a little here-comes-January anxietybut whatever it isit comes my way this time each yearand leaves me 'specially in needof gifts of your grace...New Year's just aheadwith resolutions to be madewhile the three kings' journey plods along,following that eastern ... Read More »

Homily for 1st Sunday of Advent 2017

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 12/04/17

I love this one line from today’s first scripture reading:Would that you might meet us doing right, that we were mindful of you in our ways.  In other words, Catch me when I’m having a good day, Lord!

 In other words: - Stop by when I’m not wasting time on ... Read More »

Homily for 32 Sunday of Ordinary Time--November 19, 2017

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 11/20/17

As tempting as it might be to interpret this parable in economic termsJesus’ words here are simply not about the stock market,or investment strategy or clever entrepreneurship –even if the imagery he uses is that of return on funds loaned.And if you think otherwise, just look at what happensto ... Read More »

A prayer before Thanksgiving

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 11/17/17

Thanksgiving and "the holidays" are just around the corner and for many this can be a very difficult time - especially those grieving the loss of a loved one.  In one way or another, we're all getting ready for Thanksgiving: some of us are looking forward to this day ... Read More »

Homily for 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time August 27, 2017

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 8/28/17

These are not the keys to the kingdom of heaven!However, they are the keys to my little cornerof the kingdom on earth.

Keys are important, these keys are important to me:they open – and they keep shut.

Keys let some folks in and keys keep some folks out.

Keys ... Read More »

Lessons from Solomon

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 7/31/17




What do you really, really want? 

I’m thinking about Solomon and how he reacted when God told him to ask for anything.  And then I began daydreaming about what I would say if God told ... Read More »

Getting ready for Mother's Day 2017

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 5/11/17

Preparing for Mothers Day, May 14   Photo by Kincaid This post comes early but you might want to pray with it or share it with others in anticipation of Mothers Day 2017, this comingweekend, May 14... Mothers will be celebrated by their families this weekend in special ways. ... Read More »

Texting With God

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 5/06/17

Texting With God: 5/6   Got some time to pray today?Has it been a while since... Just too busy?God's waiting to listen...Find the time, make the time,spend the time today, in prayer...Now...     H/T to Austin from Boston