1st Sunday in Leny 2024

Fr. Rick’s Three-Minute Homily for the 1st Sunday in Lent B February 18, 2024, Mark 1:12-15 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/021824.cfm A Cuddle, A Kind Word Goes A Long Way! You may remember me telling the story of the runaway teenage girl who missed her mom and dad so much she begged me to take her home. I drove […]

Ash Wednesday February 14, 2024

Father Rick’s Three-Minute Homily for Ash Wednesday February 14, 2024, Mark 6:1-6,16-18 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/021424.cfm THIS LENT, SET YOUR STANDARD HIGH – 40 DAYS TO GREATNESS! Competition is a part of life. We play games around the kitchen table, and we watch our children compete in sports growing up. We try our best to climb the ladder […]

Saturday, 5th Week in Ordinary Time, February 10, 2024

Father Rick’s Two-Minute Homily for Saturday, 5th Week in Ordinary Time, February 10, 2024, Mark 8:1-10 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/021024.cfm From Nothing to Abundance A friend of mine introduced me to the Consecration to St. Joseph. I completed the 33 days during my recovery and made the Consecration. After that, St. Joseph became my friend and constant companion […]

Tuesday, 5th Week in Ordinary Time February 6, 2024

Father Rick’s Two-Minute Homily for Tuesday, 5th Week in Ordinary Time February 6, 2024, Mark 7:1-13 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/020624.cfm Hand-Me-Downs Growing up, I found it exciting to wear an old shirt my brother didn’t need any more or had outgrown. I was so proud when I got his baseball glove, which was broken in. Traditions are hand-me-downs […]

Friday 2nd Week in Ordinary Time January 19, 2024

Fr. Rick’s Two-Minute Homily for Friday 2nd Week in Ordinary Time January 19, 2024, Mark 3:13-19 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/011924.cfm   Who is Your Mentor? When I began my studies for the priesthood in England, I met a priest who knew Jesus. Fr. Anthony Meredith profoundly affected me and my relationship with God. He wasn’t a scholar who […]

Feast of the Epiphany New Mission Statement

Father Rick’s Two-Minute Homily For the Feast of the Epiphany January 7, 2024, Matthew 2:1-12 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/010724.cfm Henry Van Dyke, in 1902 wrote about another wise man, Artaban. He bought three jewels for the new infant King: a sapphire, a ruby, and a pearl. On his way to meet the other three Maji, he stopped and […]

Feast of St. Michael, Gabriel, Raphael September 29, 2023

Fr. Rick’s Two Minute Homily Feast of St. Michael, Gabriel, Raphael September 29, 2023, John 1:47-51 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/092923.cfm No fences in Nathanial’s heart.   We will see fences around most backyards if we drive down any neighborhood. We know security is a big issue today. But aren’t we securing more than just our belongings and property? […]

Wednesday, 17th Week in Ordinary Time August 2, 2023

Fr. Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Wednesday, 17th Week in Ordinary Time August 2, 2023, Matthew 13: 44-46 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/080223.cfm What Is Your Treasure? We have all kinds of treasures. My treasure was catching big fish and a lot of them when fishing with my dad. Then, when my mom was preparing those fish for dinner, […]

Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist June 24, 2023

Father Rick’s Two-Minute Homily for Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist June 24, 2023, Luke 1: 57-66, 80 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/062423-Day.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 […]

Saturday, 5th Week in Easter May 13, 2023

Father Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Saturday, 5th Week in Easter May 13, 2023, John 15:18-21 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/051323.cfm Opposition I remember hearing on a local documentary a candidate who lost an election say that the Catholic Church is so close-minded about abortion. She was referring, of course, to women’s rights over their bodies. This is one […]