Fr. Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Tuesday – 02-088-2022

Tuesday 5th Week in Ordinary Time B 2022 Mark 7:1-13 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/020822.cfm  HAND-ME-DOWNS When I was growing up, I found it pretty exciting to wear an old shirt that my brother didn’t need anymore or outgrew. I was so proud when I got his baseball glove, and it was broken in. Traditions are hand-me-downs from one […]

1/21/2022 – St. Vincent of Saragossa

St. Vincent, the protomartyr of Spain, was a deacon of the 3rd century. Together with his Bishop, Valerius of Saragossa, he was apprehended during a persecution of Dacian the governor of Spain. Valerius was banished but Vincent was subjected to fierce tortures before ultimately dying from his wounds. According to details of his death (which […]

1/16/2022 – St. Honoratus

Martyr with Arontius, Fortunatus, and Sabinian, commemorated as the Twelve Holy Brothers. The others were Felix, Januarius, Septimus, Repositus, Sator, Vitalis, Donatus, and a second Felix. Probably not related, they are known as the Twelve Brothers. Four were beheaded in Potenza, Italy, on August 27. Three were beheaded at Vanossa on August 28. The others […]

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October 24, 2021, Sunday, 30th Week in Ordinary Time

Fulfilling a daydream. Luke 13:1-9 Would you mind opening your Scriptures and reading these verses prayerfully? We all have daydreams. Sometimes we see them as distractions to what we are doing. Something sparks a thought, and off we go into our dreamland. Hold on. Maybe some daydreams are more than a distraction. Consider a daydream […]

October 23, 2021, Saturday, 29th Week in Ordinary

Time Useless or useful? For whom? Luke 13:1-9 Would you mind opening your Scriptures and reading these verses prayerfully? The word “useless” in the Gospel jumps out at me today. When I write an article like this for you, I ask someone to read it because I don’t see my mistakes. Some words or phrases […]

October 20, 2021, Wednesday 29th Week in Ordinary Time

I will do whatever it takes. Luke 12:39-48 Would you mind opening your Scriptures and reading these verses prayerfully? I often recorded Tampa Bay Rays after-game show. Perhaps you too noticed that they always interviewed the star of the game. Sometimes it was a defensive player who went to extraordinary means to help his team […]

October 15, 2021, Friday 28th Week in Ordinary Time

Luke 11: 11:47-54 Please open your Scriptures and read these verses prayerfully. No Fear Here. I learned pretty quickly after my ordination how important it is to get close to the People of God. When I moved to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bradenton, Florida, Small Christian communities were sprouting up in Catholic churches across the […]

October 6, 2021, Wednesday 27th Week in Ordinary Time

Luke 11:1-4 Please open your Scriptures and read these verses prayerfully. The Encounter "Lord, teach us to pray" (Luke 11:1). There was something different about the way Jesus prayed. Jesus was in prayer, and the disciples, nearby, noticed something happening in Jesus. It’s the same thing that happens when you and I meet someone. Our […]

Antonio Rosmini Spiritual Calendar October 1

Fr. Rick Pilger, I.C. Spiritual Calendar A Thought for Each Day of the Year By Blessed Antonio Rosmini October 1 Let us deem ourselves very fortunate if, by a singular favor of the Blessed Virgin, we should obtain, through the Rosary, only this: the grace to live in a way that will be pleasing to […]