Fr. Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Tuesday – 01-25-2022

Conversion of St. Paul 2022  Acts 22:3-16 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/012522.cfm St. Paul’s conversion is a fascinating story of how God works in our lives. He was in a murderous state of mind. His persecution of Jesus’ followers brought him into an encounter with our Lord. I am tempted to think that St. Paul had it easy because the blinding […]

Fr. Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Monday – 01-24-2022

Monday 3rd Week in Ordinary Time 2022    Mark 3:22-30 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/012422.cfm    JESUS, THE STRONGER ONE, BREAKS ALL ILLUSIONS.“HEY, EVE, IF YOU EAT OF THE TREE OF GOOD AND EVIL, YOU WILL BE LIKE GOD.”  What a trick? What deceit? “For God knows that when you eat from it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like […]

Fr. Rick’s Three Minute Homily for Sunday – 01-23-2022

Sunday 3rd Week in Ordinary Time 2022   Luke 1:1-4; 14-21 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/012322.cfm    “HE OPENED THE SCROLL.” Have you ever bought a book, and it is still sitting on your desk or in your Kindle, ready to be read? I have a couple of those books. They looked fascinating when they came up in my email. How […]

Fr. Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Saturday – 01-22-2022

Saturday 2nd Week in Ordinary Time 2022Mark 3:20-21 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/012222.cfm OUT OF BOUNDS, OR IS IT?HOME, SWEET HOME. WHAT A SHOCKER! A while back, speakers were innovative in thinking “out of the box.” The “box” is a fact of life. We have speed limits we must obey for everyone’s safety. Play stops in sports if a […]

Fr. Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Saturday – 01-22-2022

Saturday 2nd Week in Ordinary Time 2022   Mark 3:20-21 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/012222.cfm  OUT OF BOUNDS, OR IS IT? HOME, SWEET HOME. WHAT A SHOCKER! A while back, speakers were innovative in thinking “out of the box.” The “box” is a fact of life. We have speed limits we must obey for everyone’s safety. Play stops in sports […]

Fr. Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Friday – 01-21-2022

Friday 2nd Week in Ordinary Time 2022Mark 3:13-19 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/012122.cfm   WHO IS YOUR MENTOR?   When I began my studies for the priesthood in England, I met a priest who knew Jesus. Fr. Anthony profoundly affected me and my relationship with God. He wasn’t a scholar who could teach a theological course. He had a presence about […]

Fr. Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Thursday – 01-20-2022

Thursday 2nd Week in Ordinary Time 2022     Mark 3:7-12 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/012022.cfm   A CUP OF COFFEE WITH JESUS. I remember reading a book on St. Joan of Arc. She was burned at the stake because she claimed she heard Jesus speaking to her. While the fire was being set, the judge asked her, “How do you hear […]

Fr. Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Wednesday – 01-19-2022

Wednesday 2nd Week in Ordinary Time 2022     Mark 3:1-6 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/011922.cfm  SABBATH TIME – TWO FOR ONE.  When I became pastor at Blessed Sacrament Church, I told each staff member individually, “People are always more important than our stuff.” Stuff will disintegrate, plans, decisions, and accomplishments will become history. But people remain with us for eternity. In […]

Fr. Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Tuesday – 01-18-2022

Tuesday 2nd Week in Ordinary Time 2022    Mark 2:23-28 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/011822.cfm    PUSH THEM BACK, WAY BACK. Moods are changing all the time. Sometimes when I am at a stoplight or coming off the expressway, I often see someone with a sign, “Hungry” or “Need Help.” Maybe you are like me. Depending on my mood, I either […]

Fr. Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Monday – 01-17-2022

Monday 2nd Week in Ordinary Time 2022    Mark 2:18-22 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/011722.cfm   A NEW CAR, SWEET. A NEW HOUSE, AWESOME. HOW ABOUT A NEW APPROACH? Anyone who bought a new car notices the “new car smell.” The only problem, the smell doesn’t last too long. Even the new feeling wears off after a while. Religion can get ho-hum […]