Tuesday 12th Week in Ordinary Time June 25, 2024

Father Rick’s Two-Minute Homily for Tuesday 12th Week in Ordinary Time June 25, 2024, Matthew 7:6,12-14 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/062524.cfm Who Are My Friends? Imagine you received an invitation to a wedding from someone you barely know. You look at it and put it aside, not giving it a second thought. In a day or two, some of […]

Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist June 24, 2024

Father Rick’s Two-Minute Homily for Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist June 24, 2024, Luke 1: 57-66, 80 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/062424.cfm I Love It When a Plan Comes Together The A-Team’s television show was a mixture of drama and comedy in the early 1980s. George Peppard played the character Col. John Hannibal Smith. It […]

Sunday, 12th Week in Ordinary Time June 23, 2024

Fr. Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Sunday, 12th Week in Ordinary Time June 23, 2024, Mark 4:35-41 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/062324.cfm Do Not Be Afraid To Go Deep. I Will Raise You Up.    One early spring morning, I was fishing in Long Lake in Central Illinois with a 70-year-old friend of my Dad, Bud Sepich. We were […]

Saturday 11th Week in Ordinary Time June 22, 2024

Father Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Saturday 11th Week in Ordinary Time June 22, 2024, Matthew 6:24-34 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/062224.cfm Out With Worry – In With Trust. The only moment we can be with God is the present moment. We cannot be in His presence five seconds ago or any moment in the future. But all moments […]

Friday, 11th Week in Ordinary Time June 21, 2024

Father Rick’s Two-Minute Homily for Friday, 11th Week in Ordinary Time June 21, 2024, Matthew 6:19-23 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/062124.cfm My Eye and My Treasure When I line up a shot to hit a golf ball, I pick out the smallest target I can find in the distance. I am close to hitting that target nine times out […]

Wednesday, 11th Week in Ordinary Time June 19, 2024

Father Rick’s Two-Minute Homily for Wednesday, 11th Week in Ordinary Time June 19, 2024, Matthew 6:1-6,16-18 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/061924.cfm Intention Is Everything I always wanted to be a diocesan priest in the Diocese of Peoria. However, this desire changed when I started praying the Maxims of Christian Perfection by Blessed Antonio Rosmini. The first maxim is simple […]

Tuesday 11th Week in Ordinary Time June 18, 2024

Father Rick’s Two-Minute Homily for Tuesday 11th Week in Ordinary Time June 18, 2024, Matthew 5:43-48 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/061824.cfm Mercy Found – Thanks St. Anthony One day, my sister Bev and I were walking. She had a bag in her hand with an envelope, a piece of paper, and her billfold. She stuck her hand in the […]

Monday 11th Week in Time June 17, 2024

Father Rick’s Two-Minute Homily for Monday 11th Week in Ordinary Time June 17, 2024, Matthew 5:38-42 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/061724.cfm Keeping Your Honor We never want to lose honor, but if we do, we are no longer in touch with the core of who we are as children of God. We react rather than respond to others, especially […]

Saturday, 10th Week in Ordinary Time June 15, 2024

Fr. Rick’s Two-Minute Homily for Saturday, 10th Week in Ordinary Time June 15, 2024, Matthew 5:33-37 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/061524.cfm “Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’” Job said, “How forceful are honest words!” (Job 6:25). Being honest requires character. Jesus doesn’t ask us to swear when we mean something because our word is good enough. […]

Friday 10th Week in Ordinary Time June 14, 2024

Father Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Friday 10th Week in Ordinary Time June 14, 2024, Matthew 5:27-32 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/061424.cfm A Clean Heart Gives God Plenty of Room To Work In Us. God saw everything He created as good. Therefore, there is permanence in His goodness. Furthermore, His goodness is always within our reach. What is that […]