Category Archives: Father Mike

Homily for Sunday, July 11, 2010

Dear Parishioners, Since the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord’s Prayer are not allowed in most public schools anymore, because the word “God” is mentioned, a child in Arizona wrote the following: The New Pledge of Allegiance Now I sit … Continue reading

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Homily for Sunday, July 4, 2010:

  Dear Parishioners,             This week the Lord sends the seventy-two out to spread the good news.  He gives them very specific instructions of what they can take and how to act.  Jesus teaches us from this that we as … Continue reading

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Homily for Sunday, June 27, 2010

Dear Parishioners,               This week, instead of writing about this weekend’s readings or quoting from the catechism, I decided to go with a reading that struck me from Monday of this past week.  The reading is from Matthew 7:1-5, … Continue reading

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Homily for Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dear Parishioners, Reflecting upon the readings for this week, I still hear the echo of Our Lord’s words from past Sundays, of how he desires us to come closer to him and the love with which he desires us to … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi Sunday

Homily for Corpus Christi Sunday, June 6, 2010:     The Solemnity of Corpus Christi commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist, paralleling Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) commemorating Our Lord’s institution of the Eucharist. Corpus Christ was introduced in the late 13th … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday

From Advent until today, the Church has had us consider the magnificent manifestations of God’s mercy toward men: the Incarnation, the Redemption, Pentecost. Now she directs our attention to the source of these gifts, the most Holy Trinity, from whom … Continue reading

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Pentecost Sunday

The solemnity of Pentecost celebrates the completion of our Easter season.  The Spirit is given anew to those who believe in order that we might complete God’s work on earth which is bringing us into union and communion with God … Continue reading

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Seventh Sunday of Easter

To all you mothers out there, I thought you might enjoy this little story I found:             It all began to make sense, the blank stares, the lack of response, the way one of the kids will walk into the … Continue reading

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

Farewell Message – Deacon Steve Paradis In honor of Deacon Steve Paradis’ last weekend as Transitional Deacon at St. John Church in Middletown, we have asked him to say a few words reflecting on his time spent with the people … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners…Our Gospel today speaks of our Lord’s command to love one another as he has loved us.  Hence, a few excerpts from our Catechism on Charity and of course, the sacrament of the Eucharist which is the “bond of … Continue reading

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