Father Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Wednesday the 7th Week of Easter 6-1-2022

https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/060122.cfm DETOURS IN LIFE Road construction can present a problem for commuters. First, we wonder how far it will take us out of our way. Then there is the time we lose, and if the construction takes weeks or more, we have to adjust the time we leave home. We are grateful the road will […]

Father Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Wednesday the 7th Week of Easter 6-1-2022

https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/060122.cfm DETOURS IN LIFE Road construction can present a problem for commuters. First, we wonder how far it will take us out of our way. Then there is the time we lose, and if the construction takes weeks or more, we have to adjust the time we leave home. We are grateful the road will […]

Father Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Monday 7th Week in Easter 5-30 -2022

https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/053022.cfm FRIENDSHIPS THAT ENDURE Friends are the best. They are a great comfort in times of trouble but so much fun when life is good. Some friends last a while, and others last a lifetime. I have had both. Friends from my younger years endured my three moves in my assignments as a priest. Others […]

Father Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Feast of the Ascension 2022, 05-29-2022

https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/052922-ascension.cfm “GRIEF HAS FILLED YOUR HEARTS.”   At his Ascension, Jesus reminded the disciples of his Passion and Resurrection. This was a journey for the disciples they took 40 days. It’s also a journey for us when we lose someone dear to us.  t doesn’t take much for us to recall a memory when a family […]

Father Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Saturday 6th Week in Easter 5-28 -2022

https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/052822.cfm THE FATHER HIMSELF LOVES YOU. God bless the 19 children and two teachers shot in the elementary school in Texas. The shooting is something we can’t begin to wrap around our little brains. How can someone commit such horrendous murders on innocent children? What is there to gain? Something in the report is quite […]

Father Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Friday 6th Week in Easter 2022, 27 -2022

https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/052722.cfm REJOICE ALWAYS; THE LORD IS ALWAYS NEARBY.  A common theme that arises in a spiritual direction is dryness in prayer. “I’m not getting anything out of it,” people say. This dryness in prayer is a moment of dramatic conversion. The desire is to be with the Lord, but He seems to be on vacation. […]

Father Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Thursday 6th Week in Easter 2022

https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/052622-weekday.cfm A LITTLE WHILE.  I meet with someone who lost a spouse, parent, or sibling almost every week. I wish there were a magic word or phrase that would lift them from their grief. But unfortunately, our words can barely touch what the soul is experiencing through their tears. Those tears slowly but surely wash […]

Father Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Tuesday 6th Week in Easter 2022, 05-2-2022

https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/tuesday-sixth-week-easter “GRIEF HAS FILLED YOUR HEARTS.” It doesn’t take much for us to recall a memory when a family member or someone close to us died. The sorrow in our hearts is unbearable. Jesus told the disciples that He was leaving them. If that was me, I would have recalled the three times he predicted […]