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Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 9/01/16
God is God and I Am NotAn Everyday Stewardship Reflection for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016I really loved watching Tim Russert, former NBC News Washington bureau chief and moderator of Meet the Press, who passed away in 2008. I guess what I loved the most about him was ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 7/28/16
A priest is sometimes called an alter Christus (another Christ)who acts in persona Christi (in the person of Christ).When celebrating the Eucharist a priest offers, sacramentally,the sacrifice Jesus offered, once, and for all, on the altar of the Cross: his Body and Blood.An 85 year old priest in St.-Étienne-du-Rouvray, ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 7/04/16
Anybody who’s ever packed the car for a family vacation has to be scratching their heads a little at today’s Gospel.
“Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals” sounds really foreign to anyone who’s squeezed four suitcases, two duffels, a sleeping bag or two, a camera bag and ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 6/21/16
H/T to Austin from Boston
Let’s pause and pray…Come summer with me, Lord,come summer deep down in my soul… Restore my faith in summer’s time, in rest, in joy, in play, in you. Summer in my heart, Lord, and dwell there as if the summertime would never end, as ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 5/28/16
An amazing and ancient homily...
In one of his sermons (below), Saint Augustine spoke clearly that in the Eucharist we become, indeed we are, what we receive. These are powerful words for us to consider on this feast of the Body and Blood of Christ.
Sermons  A.D. 391-430:
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Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 3/13/16
The story of the woman “caught”
in the very act of committing adultery
is notable for several reasons,
not the least of which is the total absence here
of the man with whom she was caught.
No one’s picking up a stone to throw in his direction,
wherever he ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 2/28/16
Although we live in the 21st century we can, at times,revert to a rather primitive view of the universe.Over the past month, for instance, in spite of our understandingof high and low pressure systems in the atmosphere,some folks spoke and acted as if snowfall is the work of storm ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 2/07/16
Superbowl Sunday, 2016. Very small crowd for the 5:30 PM Mass, so we celebrated not in the Church, but in our Chapel. I believe this was a historic event!
Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 1/04/16
(EPIPHANY: revelation, manifestation, eye-opener) Good morning, good God!I’m fresh from Epiphanywith its star and magi and gifts...You've revealed so much to so many, Lord,and yet so much remains hidden,yet to be found,yet to be known... You revealed yourself as a newborn:your divine innocence, vulnerably human, inviting intimacy...Help me see in your ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Eugene Vavrick on 12/21/15
Every now and then it helps us to take a step backand to see things from a distance.
The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is also beyond our visions.
In our lives, we manage to achieve only a small partof the marvelous plan that is God’s work.
Nothing that we do is complete,which is to say that the Kingdom is greater than ... Read More »