Father Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Monday 6th Week in Easter 2022, 05-23-2022

https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/monday-sixth-week-easter THE COMING OF THE ADVOCATE. Struggling with a shoulder full of arthritis is no fun. My surgeon delayed the surgery because I was so young. He didn’t want to replace it again in 12 years. That is the life of a titanium replacement shoulder. Finally, the day came for the surgery, and how I […]

Father Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Friday 5th Week in Easter 2022-05-20-2022

https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/052022.cfm OUR FIRST RESPONDERS For the first eight years of my priesthood, I was the police chaplain of Knox County, Illinois. As a result, I developed a deep love and appreciation for the police. The love and respect I have for them grew immensely over the last years when they faced terrible abuse at the […]

Father Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Wednesday 5th Week in Easter 2022-05-18-2022

https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/051922.cfm THE HAPPIEST MOMENTS Two of the happiest moments in life have to be a bride and groom’s wedding day and the birth of a child. The joy and total contentment we experience in these graced moments blow us away. I can close my eyes and relive the moment the bishop laid hands on me […]

Father Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Wednesday 5th Week in Easter 2022-05-18-2022

https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/051822.cfm A DIFFERENT DIRECTION. We often see a contractor who didn’t complete his work on the news. Or a few months or a couple of years later, problems with their work or the material they used start surfacing. Some of these problems can be very expensive. We certainly would not refer that contractor to our […]

Father Rick’s Three Minute Homily for 5th Sunday in Easter 2022 – 05-1-2022

https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/051522.cfm ACTIONS FIRST – SERVE, LISTEN, THEN SPEAK. You may know that I belong to the Institute of Charity, a religious order. We are in many countries, including Tanzania and Kenya in East Africa. We established ourselves there 72 years ago. We run schools, parishes, health centers, and a formation house. Our good priests, sisters, […]

Father Rick’s Three Minute Homily for St. Mathias Feast 2022 – 05-14-2022

https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/051422.cfm “REMAIN IN MY LOVE.” For years I worked out at a gym to keep in shape. There were some parishioners I got to know. We were at the age when we needed surgery on our joints. A couple of these guys said they didn’t need to continue their therapy. They could recover on their […]