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How to Receive Holy Communion

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 4/24/17

The Reception Of Holy Communion At Mass   The Church understands the Communion Procession, in fact every procession in liturgy, as a sign of the pilgrim Church, the body of those who believe in Christ, on their way to the Heavenly Jerusalem. All our lives we who believe in ... Read More »

Palm Sunday Homily 2017

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 4/12/17

Palm Sunday Homily       2017

 If somebody came from Jesus’ time, in a time machine, to this place right now, and somebody explained that this building is a space for worship and a religious ceremony was taking place—and they saw this symbol of a crucified man—they would think that we’ve ... Read More »

Fr. Gene's Homily for Feb. 12 2017, 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 2/12/17


Seems that Jesus was making some remarkable speeches

and getting a lot of attention on account of what he was saying.

He was known to be critical of powerful religious leaders

and he was talking about the law and the prophets

in new ways.

He even says here ... Read More »

Fr Gene's Homily for Feb 5 2017

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 2/05/17


The readings this weekend are so timely in light of the events in our nation over the last two weeks.  As always, the Lord's Word is full of challenges for us.

“You are the salt of the earth.” That’s what Jesus said and that’s what he calls ... Read More »

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;

... Read More »

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 »

Stewardship for September, 2016

Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 9/18/16

If you find this gospel passage a little confusing,that means you were paying close attention!St. Luke offers us here a number of Jesus’ sayingsabout wealth and money and he attaches them allto this parable of the shrewd steward.So we might walk away, scratching our heads, wondering:what’s the difference between ... Read More »